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State must do better in treating its 'vulnerable' inmates.
The prisoners get guaranteed medical coverage in prison, vs. the 9.1 percent of Minnesotans without health care. I would bet that the overall mortality rates of prisoners is much higher than a similar comparison group in the community and that the standard of care is higher.
For the most part, prisoners have excellent health care and taxpayers are spending a fortune on them.
Gee, the guy was called a faker and wasn't. Can you even imagine how many prisoners claim illness that are faking it? Probably most of them. One fell through the cracks and paid a terrible price, but that is life. Get over it...
One good data point that I would like to have seen, would be the statisic that compared the death rates of inmates versus a similar demographic of people not in prison. Which rate would be higher? Would the deaths have been for the same causes? StarTribune, help us see and understand the real problem.
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