Jackson Health System has asked its subsidiary, Prison Health Services, to negotiate a contract to provide private healthcare services for inmates under the custody and control of the Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department.
A bill to correct last year’s legislation fast-tracking parole hearings in hopes of reducing state prison overcrowding remained on pace Monday to become the first bill passed in the 2011 regular session.
Many state prison inmates with substance-abuse problems are denied access to drug replacement therapy, which is one of the most effective ways to treat heroin and opium addiction, according to a recent study.
Irish corrections officials halted the testing of cellular phone-jamming technology at the country’s only maximum-security facility following reports that the system was interfering with legal communications in the adjacent community.
The ACA winter conference, one of the year’s largest events for correctional industry professionals, arrives in Tampa, Fla. on January 22. Be sure to visit the Correctional News booth and check out the following highlighted events selected by the magazine’s editorial team.