Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Crappy Medical "Care"

Another quickie here, this one from Indiana, where the medical services for the Lake County Jail are contracted out to a private company, MedStaff.  As with the companies that operate entire prisons, private medical care contractors cut corners and hire unqualified staff, all in a bid to maximize profits.  Unfortunately for Lake County prisoners, they are subject to the "care" of a company in which "no one in the organization has experience in correctional medical care... The organization lacks leadership and direction."  So little direction in fact that a recent audit found that medical staff routinely devise their own courses of treatment because no one is available to guide them.

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