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A Prison Medical Company Faced Lawsuits From Incarcerated People. Then It Went ‘Bankrupt.’
The prison giant Corizon spun off a new company, which could allow it to pay pennies on the dollar for medical malpractice and civil rights claims.
Prison Healthcare Means Not Knowing What’s Slowly Destroying My Body
For over two years, a mystery illness has made it hard for James Keown to walk, sit up and eat. Now he wonders if he has to die to be diagnosed.
October 31, 2021
Arizona Privatized Prison Health Care to Save Money. But at What Cost?
A landmark class-action lawsuit goes to court this week, featuring grisly testimony about botched medical care in state prisons.
February 26, 2018
How Bad is Prison Health Care? Depends on Who’s Watching
A federal judge considers $1 million in fines for one state’s “pervasive and intractable failures.”
June 16, 2015
The Corizon CEO on Losing Its Contract With Rikers
"You win some, you lose some."
June 11, 2015
Why New York Dropped Corizon
It’s not just the big profits and dead inmates.
April 22, 2015
When Your Insulin Pump is Contraband
What diabetics face behind bars.