‘These Babies Keep Dying’

November 10, 2015

Prodded by lawsuits, one jail moves to curb fetal deaths

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Correctional facilities are responsible for providing health services to people who are jailed, but that doesn’t mean that prisoners don’t face financial charges for care. In most states they may be on the hook for copayments ranging from a few dollars to as much as $100 for medical care, according to a recent study

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By almost any conceivable measure, Tuesday’s announcement was a resounding victory for plaintiffs in Ashker v. Brown, for California inmates, and for the criminal-justice-reform movement as a whole.

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Science tries to catch up with the problem of ‘accelerated aging.’

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Nearly every state lets prisons and jails charge inmates for their own incarceration — room, board, clothing, and doctor’s visits — in a phenomenon called “pay-to-stay”

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The largest pharmacist association in the country has voted to discourage its members from participating in executions. The move could make executions harder for states that have been ordering their drugs from compounding pharmacies

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Leonard Rubenstein, a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, says the treatment that some inmates receive is unconstitutional and perverse. For the past 30 years, Rubenstein has been involved in the investigation and analysis of medical complicity in torture, medical ethics and human rights, and war crimes

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The Right to Die in Prison

January 7, 2015

“I am a human being, and regardless of what I’ve done, I remain a human being. So, yes, give me euthanasia.”

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