Advanced Correctional Healthcare’z Brutal Brand Of Jailhouse Medicine

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August 12, 2015 by socialaction2014

Moorbey'z Blog

by Brian Sonenstein

Editor’s Note

This is part one of Gaming the System, Brian Sonenstein’s three-part series on the privatization of correctional healthcare, and the consequences for prisoners when cutting costs is more important than patient health. Read Part 2. -KO

Timothy Strayer was approaching 70 years of age and suffering from multiple chronic illnesses in the summer of 2011 when he was arrested for marijuana possession with the intent to sell. One year later, his family launched a federal civil rights lawsuit that is still in progress to this day, alleging the sheriff, guards and the private healthcare company contracted to provide medical care at the jail, Advanced Correctional Healthcare (ACH), failed to provide…

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