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Inmates at CoreCivic prisons say they sometimes go months without medical care

It gets to the point sometimes where he can’t even get out of bed. Excruciating pain,” Dowlen ... at once to a non-CoreCivic prison in Tennessee with adequate medical staff. “Why do you want to spend ... read more

Dying for Dollars: For-profit health care in Kentucky’s jails

Waldridge and Southern Health Partners represent a jail health care model entrenched in Kentucky and beyond. But it runs counter to national standards, and often falls far short of meeting inmates ... ... read more

Corizon Health's struggles highlight challenges of inmate care

Months after he landed in Florida's Manatee County Jail, Jovon Frazier's pleas for treatment of the intense pain ... inmate's health at risk, Stern said. If a prison runs its medical system so poorly ... read more

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Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center policy keeps relatives in dark about Polk County Jail inmates' condition

“Jails do monitor the health needs of inmates, and some do so better than others,” Collica said. “It is very similar to seeing a physician on the outside, where sometimes ... of pain.” Prisons general... read more


Should This Inmate Get a State-Financed Sex Change Operation?

But during the afternoon, should she happen to lean her cheek against her hand, she’ll sometimes feel a disgusting ... as $80,000 annually per prisoner. Prison authorities often assume inmates are gam... read more

Go to Jail. Die From Drug Withdrawal.

A lawsuit filed by the Tabors against the county and Corizon Health, the jail’s private health care provider ... behind bars risky. Inmates don’t always tell nurses during the screening process that t... read more

Gene Stephens, last member of WWII police corps, dies in Las Vegas

When he was a chipper 94-year-old, he said his extended life was because of “tender loving care.” When he turned ... Department of Public Safety Correctional Officer Kyle Eng died July 19 after a figh... read more

Claims against Richmond sheriff are most expensive in the state

“They are dying here, but I think (their families) should carry their pain ... for these private health care providers to cut costs and to refrain from sending out for medical care when it would other... read more

Inside Rikers Island, Through the Eyes of the People Who Live and Work There

Before the facility opened, inspectors warned of health ... sometimes, don’t get me wrong. But sometimes you have to be careful in the changes that you make because it’s your officers that’s suffering ... read more

Glasgow fashion guru on designing for the stars such as Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue and Lady Gaga

“Sometimes you just have to put in the graft and that is everything.” Pam won’t let that, or her undisclosed age hold her back. “I don’t care ... Prisons Government takes over privately run jail after ... read more

My Struggle with Bipolar Disorder

Depression is not fully recognized by most health care insurance providers ... fear surrounding the progression of my mother’s own deterioration, lost in her private prison of fear and drugs. I won’t ... read more

Glenn Beck: The Perfect Storm Is Here

This is a rush transcript from "Glenn Beck," November 30, 2010 ... I don't think that was — I don't think that was government health care. Well, actually, that might actually be government health care ... read more



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