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Articles by Kara Chayriques

Billing Prisoners for Medical Care Blocks Access

by Mark Lopez and Kara Chayriques

In 1976, the Supreme Court established in Estelle v. Gamble, 429 U.S. 97 (1976), that the government has an obligation to provide medical care for prisoners. This fundamental premise has been upheld in subsequent cases and establishes a prison's obligation to provide for prisoners' ...