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Report: Idaho prison medical care ‘inhumane’

Medical care is so poor at an Idaho state prison that it amounts to neglect and cruel and unusual punishment, the AP reports, according to a report that was unsealed Monday. Correctional health care expert Dr. Marc Stern said there have been some improvements at the Idaho State Correctional Institution south of Boise. But terminal and long-term inmates sometimes went unfed, nursing mistakes or failure likely resulted in some deaths, and one inmate wasn't told for seven months that he likely had cancer, reports Associated Press reporter Rebecca Boone; click below for her full report.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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