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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.

The court was also highly critical of an alleged unwritten cost-cutting jail policy that caused delays in sending detainees to the hospital when necessary
The report identifies several operational and managerial deficiencies that created unsafe conditions before and at the time of a number of the deaths
Emails reveal that Wellpath’s trauma costs in Georgia were over double those in other states where it offers prison healthcare
The inmate fled the hospital; police tracked him to a nearby home where he was found deceased
The 55-year-old prisoner, suing as Jane Doe, claims the Georgia Department of Corrections has a ban on providing gender-affirming surgery to transgender inmates
The contact-free system uses radar technology to monitor patients’ vital signs by responding to the tiny vibrations in their bodies created by the movement of their heart and lungs
Michael Anderson pleaded guilty in July to one count of deprivation of civil rights
Corrections is an ever-changing industry, and those changes are most obvious when we look at legal trends
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
Detectives suspect the man, who kicked and spit at guards, was “grooming” a nurse by exchanging letters with her