Legislative auditor's report calls for stronger oversight in state prison medical care

  • Article by: Paul McEnroe , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 20, 2014 - 10:32 PM

Legislative auditor sees “room for improvement” in meeting care standards and a need for greater oversight.

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jimmyjames76Feb. 20, 1412:05 PM

"A 2012 Star Tribune investigation found that at least nine prisoners had died in the prior 12 years after medical care was denied or delayed"...I wonder how many MN residents that aren't convicted criminals died in the last 12 years for the same reasons. The healthcare system hasn't been all that good for MANY people that aren't criminals, but we're supposed to provide perfect healthcare for criminals? Can we fix healthcare for decent working people, and then worry about the inmates? Working people are already paying all of their living expenses (including many things people on the outside can't afford), and now they're supposed to set them up with premium healthcare? I don't get it. If you're really worried about the quality of care it's easy to avoid: don't commit crimes that get you thrown in jail.

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railroadFeb. 20, 14 7:53 PM

Privitize everything and watch the care go down.. The bottom line is more important then the health of anyone. Didnt I hear the republicans wanting to privitize healthcare? (Let the market do the job)???? same thing will happen to you as the convicts.. DIE

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rlwr51Feb. 20, 1411:50 PM

Is this care farmed out to a private, for profit company?

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