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Prison Health Care

Dental Care in the Federal Bureau of Prisons: Sandpaper and Epoxy

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 07.16.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

While many feel that prisoners are undeserving of modern amenities such as televisions and workout equipment, that's a debate for another day. Today the debate concerns health care, dental care in particular.

A Slow Death for Mumia Abu-Jamal and Thousands of Prisoners in America

Heidi Boghosian | Posted 06.16.2015 | Crime
Heidi Boghosian

What does it mean for hundreds of thousands of prisoners in the United States when the world's most famous prisoner faces possible death from medical neglect in a Pennsylvania prison?

WATCH: Medical Companies Profiting Off Horrendous Practice | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business

There's a thing in our Constitution that says...

Let's Talk About Prison Health Care

John Maki | Posted 06.01.2013 | Chicago
John Maki

Through decades of passing laws and supporting policies that have filled our prisons with an unprecedented number of inmates, we have built a prison health care system without asking difficult and yet fundamental questions about what we have created.

How Are Realignment Billions Being Spent?

Michael Santos | Posted 05.18.2013 | Crime
Michael Santos

There is a lot of controversy around The California Prisoner Realignment Bill, a legislative response to judicial decisions concerning health care in state prison.

This Man Claims He Threatened To Kill Obama To Get Medical Care

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2013 | Business

Severe chest pains drove one man to do the unthinkable to receive the medical attention he desired. Stephen Espalin, a homeless 57-year-old man li...

Now That We Have the "Right" To Health Care, How Will We Be Assured The "Duties" Will Be Performed?

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tamara N. Holder

Today, President Obama extended all Americans a "right" that prisoners already possess: health care. But, the right to health care means nothing unl...

State Prisons Look To Cut Medical Costs With Telephone Doctors

Quad-City Times | Kurt Erickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hoping to combat rising medical costs, Illinois prison officials have quietly begun investigating a new way to treat inmates....