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.