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Dying For Dollars: For-Profit Health Care in Kentucky’s Jails

An examination of a health care system that runs counter to national standards, and often falls far short of meeting medical needs. While Kentucky counties look to cut costs, for-profit companies have stepped in. But inmates are suffering and state officials aren’t doing anything about it. Continue Reading →

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Banished and Forgotten: How the Criminal Justice System Wronged Derrick Rose

Police found “no indication of foul play” in Derrick Rose’s jail death. But our investigation found a bevy of missteps, from the courts system to the corrections system and everything in between. “It’s a cascade of failures, it really is,” one expert said. Continue Reading →

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Remedies Rare in Kentucky Jail Plagued By Death, Abuse

As government officials watched, Grant County jail inmates died needlessly and were raped, abused and neglected. Lax security, flawed medical care, inadequate training and other administrative failures flourished. And there’s no end in sight. Continue Reading →

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