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Covering health care in jails

Health care in jailsCorrectional health care is complex, costly and politicized. Many jails outsource medical operations to private companies, because they come in with the promise of streamlining services and controlling costs. Critics say the profit motive that drives these companies leads them to cut corners on inmate care to save money and keep their investors happy. Naseem S. Miller of the Ocala Star-Banner recently reported on deaths and complaints about health care in the local jails. She shares what she learned, including sources, with AHCJ members.

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