California Judges Rule on Inmate Health Care Suit


(03/11/2014)
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against an inmate who sued the state for damages for denial of health care.

Louisiana Improves Inmate Health Care With Telemedicine


(12/04/2013)
Following the abrupt closure of the Earl K. Long Medical Center in April, Louisiana prison officials quickly began the search for an additional prison health care provider. Rather than continue to send inmates to outside institutions, officials have turned to telemedicine to fill the gap.

The Five Faces of America's Looming Correctional Health Crisis

By Alexa K. Apallas
(12/09/2005)
Any one of the five predicaments described below can hobble a correctional system. But put all of them together and disaster looms.