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View Diary: Watching As He Wastes Away: How a Kentucky Prison Let a Mentally Ill Man Starve to Death (31 comments)

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  •  That is a good question. (0+ / 0-)
    •  It's Kentucky's State Run Supermax Prison (2+ / 0-)
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      •  I don't know how many prisons (3+ / 0-)
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        are located in Eddyville, KY, but Correct Care Solutions runs medical and mental health services for an institution there. They have current job openings for "Director of Nursing." This private company may talk about "doing things right" in caring for the medical and mental health needs of inmates, but their actual performance is questionable.

        "Either way, if we surrender, it is the end of us, and of the government. They will repeat the experiment upon us ad libitum." — President Abraham Lincoln

        by vahana on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 01:40:54 PM PDT

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      •  Even in a state run prison (2+ / 0-)
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        health services may be contracted out.

        Thanks for sharing this horror story. This man could not have been clearer in his intent. Medical malpractice doesn't begin to describe what happened; can anyone report these doctors to the state licensing board?

        Being attentive to the needs of others might not be the point of life, but it is the work of life. It can be ... almost impossibly difficult. But it is not something we give. It is what we get in exchange for having to die. - Jonathan Safran Foer

        by ramara on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 04:19:51 PM PDT

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