Prisons Cut Health Care Costs, But Aging Inmate Population Threatens Budgets
Elsewhere, a lawsuit alleging bad medical care at a Virginia women's prison is delayed by institution of a new provider to give that care.
Marketplace: Aging Prisoners Bring Health Care Cost Headache
Health care for prisoners has long taken a bite out of state budgets, but a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts says prisons have cut back on those costs. They’ve outsourced some health services, used tele-medicine, and simply incarcerated fewer people. But the aging of the inmate population threatens to drive those costs right back up (Gorenstein, 7/9).
The Associated Press: Va. Prison Health Provider Change Could Delay Suit
A lawsuit alleging deficient medical services at a Virginia women’s prison could be delayed by a change in health care providers. The Department of Corrections announced Tuesday that it has hired Armor Correctional Health Services Inc. to provide medical care at the state’s prisons starting Oct. 1 (7/9).