2 Years Later, Arizona DOC Still Not in Compliance with Healthcare Performance Measures

In this news article written by Jimmy Jenkins, the quality of medical care in Arizona prisons is evaluated. For public prisons, the state is responsible for providing medical care to inmates based on the Eighth Amendment. However, most public prisons found loopholes and provided extremely poor health care that is said to be "cruel and unusual." DOC in Arizona privatizes their health care by partnering with a single company: Corizon Health. Since Corizon is the only medical company contracted with prisons there is no motivation for them to provide excellence service and the public prison is able to spend less money on healthcare.
http://kjzz.org/content/453243/2-years-later-arizona-doc-still-not-compliance-healthcare-performance-measures

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