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.

Maine to Examine Prison Health Care


(03/05/2014)
Concerns over prison health care have prompted Maine legislators to approve an Office of Program Evaluation & Government Accountability (OPEGA) review of the state’s prison health system. The Legislative Oversight Committee announced its decision after receiving a joint letter from several agencies outlining poor inmate health care experiences.

Medicaid a Possible Solution to Prison Health Costs


(10/30/2013)
According to a report released Oct. 29, states can lower prison health care costs by expanding Medicaid funding under the Affordable Care Act. The report also highlighted outsourcing and other measures for health care cost reductions.

Florida Judge Limits Privatization of Prison Health Care


(12/18/2012)
A judge in Florida blocked efforts by the state’s Department of Corrections to privatize the delivery of health care in its prisons in an early December ruling.