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Prison Health Care

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

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 07.16.2015 | 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...

'Just Like Anybody Else...It Hurts': Debate To Give Death Row Inmate $56,000 Hip Replacement

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 07.17.2012 | Crime

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A condemned killer's fight to receive surgery for agonizing hip pain pushed Kentucky officials into an uncomfortable debate ov...

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....