The price of outsourcing jail health care

As America’s cities and counties grapple with the chronic overcrowding and underfunding of jails, they have increasingly outsourced medical services. The correctional health care sector has grown from a niche field into a $12 billion industry. But a growing subset of private for-profit providers have come under fire for providing inadequate care to one of the nation’s most unhealthy and vulnerable populations.

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Macon Telegraph