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After Reorganization And Promises To Save Money On Connecticut’s Inmate Care, State Official Expects Increase Of $7M

KHN Morning Briefing

After UConn Health explained it couldn’t sustain the health care needs of 14,000 prisoners in the face of budget cuts, the state took it over and announced it could save $8 million in costs. Now, officials are presenting a different picture, saying older inmates require better care and startup costs are high. News on care of prisoners comes out of California, Ohio and New Hampshire, also.