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Is the risk of medical malpractice higher in jails and prisons outsourcing their medical care?

Jail MedicineMedical malpractice and negligent care to inmates is the subject of a new article in Fair Warning.  The author, Brian Joseph, looks at various cases of inmates who have died as the result of medical negligence committed by private companies that provides correctional medical services. Some of these companies have been expanding at a fast pace all over the nation despite controversy over inmate deaths. The author also looks at the history of health services to jails and prisons from the 1970’s when wardens and sheriffs lacking medical expertise started to ask for the help of private medical providers until today when private companies have taken over most of the prison healthcare system and put profit over inmates health care.