Prison Sickness

This piece by fellow Soros Media Fellow Mary Beth Pfeiffer argues that the deaths of 23 inmates in jails across New York -- from Rikers Island to the Albany and Schenectady county lockups -- demonstrate the unseen perils of getting sick in facilities where medical care is contracted to companies seeking to make a profit.

Where NY prison health is concerned, substandard doesn't begin to cover it. I can't tell you how many clients I've had telling horror stories about trying to get treatment.

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