Less than 1 percent of inmates with hepatitis C are receiving treatment in state prisons, according to a new study by prison officials, doctors, and researchers. It's largely because prisons can't afford the drugs they need to fight the dangerous liver disease that spreads through blood and bodily fluids.
Hepatitis C kills more Americans than any other infectious disease, including HIV and tuberculosis; about 17 percent of the prison population in America is suffering from it, compared with 1 percent of the general population.
A drone dropped a package of drugs into a prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight, prison officials […] The post Drone drops package of drugs into jail yard, triggers inmate fight appeared first on Crime Feed.
Two inmates in Massachusetts state prisons have filed a lawsuit accusing the state prison system of failing to provide the drugs to most infected prisoners.
Suspected members of a Mexican drug cartel disguised as federal police entered a state prison in the northern state of Zacatecas on Saturday and freed 59 inmates, police and army officials said. More on Mexico
The nationwide prison strike that began September 9 has largely wound down. Inmates have returned to work, though some smaller hunger strikes are still taking place. It's unclear what long-term changes the strike may bring. Yet the ...