Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bribery, Fraud, and Tuberculosis

I know, not exactly an everyday combination.  But all those fun things are coming out of (or circulating around) a private jail in Texas run by LCS Corrections.  The warden of the facility is currently under investigation by the FBI for bribery, fraud, and theft allegations.  The US Marshal's Service is also investigating claims of inadequate medical care; infections and lesions apparently go untreated for days at a time.  But the lack of treatment goes beyond individual cases; a doctor at the prison has been permitting prisoners exhibiting symptoms of TB, a highly contagious lung infection, to be housed in the general population.  It has also routinely failed to conduct tests for TB, which can help stem outbreaks.

1 comment:

  1. Don't be surprised if there is Hep C and MRSA also