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Broken equipment, shattered promises: For-profit prison healthcare

Broken equipment, shattered promises: For-profit prison healthcare

Incarceration does not prevent illness. It does, however, make it more difficult to advocate for appropriate treatment, and the lack of adequate medical care in private and public prisons alike is one of those issues of human decency also contributing to facilities’ inefficient operation and failure to rehabilitate its inmates. MuckRock wants to help you find out who and where.

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For Louisiana private prisons, lots of grievances but little detail

For Louisiana private prisons, lots of grievances but little detail

Winn Correctional Center, a Corrections Corporation of America facility in Louisiana, holds the dubious distinction of being the first privately-operated medium-security prison in the United States. It houses about 1,500 prisoners, which, coincidentally, is also about as many grievances it gets each year.

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In private prisons, grievances go unread and unanswered

In private prisons, grievances go unread and unanswered

For prisoners in private facilities, internal control over the administrative grievance process stifles the concerns of a population already limited in mobility, legal options, and credible standing.

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