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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

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

15 Prisoners Died In One Month In Mississippi. Their Families Want To Know Why.

Lucious Bolton was dying ... s inmate population is now slightly higher than it was at the end of 2014. Its prisons remain chronically shorthanded; officials blame the low salaries for correctional of... read more

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Richard Gamboa, the "Santa in the Streets," brings holiday cheer and donates toys, food, and clothes to residents of the Venezuelan capital. The big, luxurious airplane used to ferry Mexico's ... read more


Slave labor, from the pyramids to the prisons

If this wasn’t bad enough, there’s healthcare, or, as we like to call it “we-don’t-care,” where for $5 a visit ... concluded that prison “officials discriminated against inmates based on race, sexual ... read more

Family demands answers after Philly man addicted to heroin dies hours after incarceration

The hours and days after an inmate with a history of addiction leaves ... and the prison system’s longtime medical provider, Corizon Health, for wrongful death. “When someone comes in and you have a l... read more

In Freddie Gray’s Neighborhood, The Best Medical Care Is Close But Elusive

(Inmates are not usually ... linked to Sandtown’s poor health. Nor do they simplify the shifting maze of private and government insurance plans and hospital and doctor networks that patients must navi... read more

Update: To the brink and back: Opioid abuse and treatment in WNC

UPDATE (July 8, 2015): North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services ... LME/MCO to install an integrated care system in western North Carolina that would streamline communication between p... read more

Louisiana is trying to keep medical marijuana medical. It's harder than it sounds

He tears off his clothes and is sometimes found ... But the health department never set a system for production and distribution, mired in deep misgivings about a drug that meanwhile had sent thousand... read more

Faith-healing deaths: Previous stories

Now a private attorney, Miner admits he was sometimes "ambivalent" about the faith-healing ... "I hope that we will instead focus on children who are dying for a lack of medical care," he said. The Am... read more

Getting to graduation: Mississippi’s state-wide push to keep kids in school

Related: Pipeline to prison: Special education too often leads to jail for thousands of American schoolchildren The prospects are grim for students who don’t make it to graduation. Some 68 percent of ... read more



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