This topic provides COs with the latest information about healthcare in the prison system, as well as training and tactics from industry experts on subjects like handling inmate medical record requests and treating inmates before EMS arrives.
Michael Anderson pleaded guilty in July to one count of deprivation of civil rights
A state corrections spokesperson stated that staffing shortages are exacerbated by the remote locations of many state prisons, which are typically difficult to staff
The deal with a disability rights group, if approved by a judge, requires state prisons to have mental health and medical staff who specialize in gender-affirming care
The blend of technology and education aims at equipping inmates with job-ready skills, amid ongoing 40% staff vacancy rate
Allegations made to the civilian oversight board include overflowing toilets, racial insensitivity and lack of sanitation gear for inmates
Five former inmates secure a settlement against a jail doctor for administering ivermectin without their consent amid COVID-19
The lawsuit alleged that assessment and treatment delays for pneumonia by medical staff led to the amputation of the inmate’s left hand and portions of his other limbs
How can jails effectively address opioid use disorder (OUD), while maintaining the safety of the facility and ensuring protection of inmates’ constitutional rights?
6 people, employed by the Sacramento County Jail’s healthcare contractor, have been arrested for smuggling drugs into the jail
According to the report, “in addition to any potential human failures, staffing shortages and pressures, policy deficiencies and ambiguities, and historical internal practices were chief contributing factors”
- Teen who killed Pamela Smart’s husband freed 25 years later
- Juveniles trying to escape La. youth jail beat CO with pipe, ripped out cameras
- Man sentenced to death in 2019 killing of Ala. officer on drug task force
- 15 prison tattoos and their meanings
- Wash. corrections officer injured after inmates coordinate attack