Is Prison Healthcare Lacking?

FresnoBee.com reports that an Italian man in a California prison for assaulting an ex-girlfriend has begun fasting to protest the health care he’s received in prison. The man claims he’s gotten insufficient treatment for hepatitis C, a potentially cancerous lungspot and spinal cord problems. Prison officials contradict his claims, but with prison crowding in the United States being what it is, it’s hard to know who to believe.

Inmates in Connecticut have reportedly contracted bladder infections after being denied regular access to bathroom facilities and recent reports show that more than 1% of the US population is now behind bars.


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