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Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Corizon Loses Indiana DOC Medical Contract Amid Lawsuits by David Reutter by David Reutter In 2005, at the urging of then-Governor Mitch Daniels, the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) awarded a contract to privatize medical care for prisoners. The winning bidder, Prison Health Services, merged in 2011 with Correctional Medical ...
Brief • September 28, 2017
Balla v. Idaho State Board, ID, Order, 2017 Case 1:81-cv-01165-BLW Document 1202 Filed 09/28/17 Page 1 of 69 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF IDAHO WALTER D. BALLA, et al., Case No. 1:81-cv-01165-BLW Plaintiffs, vs. IDAHO STATE BOARD OF CORRECTIONS, et al., ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING ...
Numerous Lawsuits Filed Against Corizon Nationwide; Company Loses Contracts by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke Corizon Health is one of the nation's largest for-profit medical providers for prisons and jails. Recent lawsuits against the company, however, call into question the quality, and even the availability, of the healthcare services it ...
Brief • June 15, 2017
New York v. Armor Correctional Health Services, NY, Settlement, Health Care Misconduct, 2016 INDEX NO. 450835/2016 FILED: NEW YORK COUNTY CLERK 10/05/2016 12:30 PM NYSCEF DOC. NO. 141 RECEIVED NYSCEF: 10/05/2016 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK NEW YORK COUNTY PRESENT: 32 PART BLUTH, ARLENE P. ARLENE P. ...
Davis v. Tenet Health System, MO, Settlement, Wrongful Death Thrombosis, 2017 0' ~ 0 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS STATE OF MISSOURI DOROTHY DA VIS, ) ) Plaintiff, vs. TENET HEALTl-I SYSTEM SL, INC., ct al. Defendants. ) Cause No. 1222-CC I 0603 ) ) ...
Pew: Prison Health Care Costs and Quality A report from Prison Health Care: Costs and Quality How and why states strive for high-performing systems Oct 2017 Contents 1 Overview 3 Prison Health Care Is Integral to Achieving State Goals Meet constitutional requirements 4 Strengthen public health 4 Protect public safety ...
Brief • May 17, 2017
Filed under: Medical Misconduct
Zadeh v. Robinson, TX, Plff's Response to Mot, Medical Misconduct, 2017 Case 1:15-cv-00598-RP Document 78 Filed 01/02/17 Page 1 of 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS AUSTIN DIVISION Joseph A. Zadeh, D.O. and Patient Jane Doe, Plaintiffs, § § § § § § vs. Mari Robinson (in ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Filed under: Medical Misconduct
New Hampshire Jail Doctor Suspended Pending Misconduct Hearing by In April 2016, New Hampshire’s Board of Medicine suspended the license of a doctor who treated prisoners at the Valley Street Jail in Hillsborough County. The suspension followed allegations of professional misconduct. Dr. Matthew J. Masewic worked part time at the ...
Article • April 13, 2017
Filed under: Medical Misconduct, CIA
New Study Links American Psychological Association to CIA Torture of Terror Detainees by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Psychologists are supposed to operate by a strict code of conduct that prohibits questionable practices such as facilitating potential physical and psychological damage to individuals, but a new study has revealed that ...
New York Counties, Corizon Reach $1.85 Million Settlement in Detainee’s Death by Two New York counties agreed to pay $1.85 million to settle a lawsuit over the July 2011 death of detainee Irene Bamenga while she was under the care of private medical contractor Corizon Health. Bamenga, a French citizen, ...
Some Lawsuits Resolved Against New Mexico Prison Doctor, Others Still Pending by Christopher Zoukis Since 2013, former New Mexico prison doctor Mark E. Walden, nicknamed “Dr. Fingers,” has faced allegations that he sexually abused a number of state prisoners. As a result of the alleged sexual assaults, he has been ...
Third Circuit Holds Prisons Not Required to Treat Impotence or Infertility by The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has held that prison officials do not have to treat medical conditions that could result in a prisoner’s impotence or infertility. When Shemtov Michtavi was incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution in ...
Prisoner Deaths, Labor Conflicts Precipitate Loss of CA County Corizon Contract by Derek Gilna In August 2016, the Alameda County, California Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to end its ties with Corizon Health, Inc., and awarded a contract for county jail medical services to California Forensic Medical Group (CFMG). The ...
Advanced Correctional Healthcare’s Brutal Brand of Jailhouse Medicine by Timothy Strayer in his hospital bed in Dearborn County ICU after spending just one month behind bars at the county jail. by Brian Sonenstein, Shadowproof Timothy Strayer was approaching 70 years of age and suffering from multiple chronic illnesses in the ...
Deaths Due to Neglect in U.S. Jails Reflect Nation’s Values by David Reutter While brutality and murders committed by police officers – particularly against unarmed black men – have gained increased public attention over the past few years, the deaths of people in jail due to the negligence or deliberate ...
Michigan Jail Subject of Wrongful Death Lawsuit and PLN Censorship Suit by The family of a prisoner who died from drug withdrawal symptoms at Michigan’s Macomb County Jail (MCJ) filed a lawsuit against the facility and its private medical contractor, Correct Care Solutions, in March 2015. On June 11, 2014, ...
A Community Mental Health Model in Corrections, Kupers, 2015 A COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MODEL IN CORRECTIONS Terry A. Kupers* The jail and prison population in the United States has been multiplying exponentially for four decades. We now have almost two-and-a-half million people behind bars, and during the same years the ...
Tennessee Prisoner Escapes Privatized Medical Jail Care to Obtain Surgery by To obtain needed surgery, a prisoner escaped from Tennessee’s Trousdale County Jail (TCJ). Prior to being booked into TCJ to serve a probation violation sentence, Don R. White, Jr. 31, was scheduled for hernia surgery. “When I walked in, ...
“This Man Will Almost Certainly Die” by Dozens of men have died in disturbing circumstances in privatized, immigrant-only prisons. The Bureau of Prisons itself says there’s a problem. And yet the privatization scheme continues. by Seth Freed Wessler, The Nation Where Claudio Fagardo-Saucedo grew up, on the colonial streets of ...
Corizon Faces Suit for Failing to Administer Tube Feedings to Pennsylvania Prisoner by Christopher Wallace, 30, was arrested on February 12, 2015 on charges of robbing two banks. According to his attorney, Wallace committed the crimes in a desperate attempt to secure funds to pay for feeding tubes he required ...
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