Kentucky is considering private nursing homes to care for elderly, infirm prison inmates

  • by: ADAM BEAM , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 1, 2014 - 10:35 AM

LA GRANGE, Ky. — Patrick O'Hara, a prisoner convicted of murder, is 69 years old and mostly confined to his bed. He is incarcerated in a sparkling-clean facility where nurses work behind steel cages and he gets oxygen from tubes in his nose while a television mumbles nearby.

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