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Mon., March 26, 2012, 8:45 a.m.

MT: Come To Idaho’s Prisons & Die

Take your time reading correctional health expert Dr. Marc Stern's report to U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill about how contractor Brentwood, Tenn.-based Corizon is managing health care in the Idaho prison system. But you'll eventually realize the state isn't spending enough to safeguard the health of the men and women in its custody. Maybe you'll get there by page 8, where Stern reports finding inmates who waited five weeks before health care providers responded to their requests for help. Or how about page 12, where staff failed to resusitate an unconscious, barely breathing man who later died of cardiac arrest?/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Is health care for Idaho prisoners a matter that concerns you?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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