In Pennsylvania, nearly all inmates serving life terms will die inside prison walls. The Laurel Highlands prison has a full-time hospice service, based in part on a hospice unit in California, which can care for seven inmates at a time.
CloudVisit Telemedicine offers telepsychiatry solutions to introduce telemedicine in prisons. With CloudVisit Institution, providers, prisoners and correctional facilities all benefit from online video sessions, the company states.
For inmates with intellectual disabilities, autism or traumatic brain injury, prison can be dangerous - they're easily exploited their peers and they have trouble remembering rules, which can lead to disciplinary action and segregation from other inmates, NPR reports.
Arizona agreed to improve prison conditions in a settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Osceola County commissioners approved a five-year contract with a private healthcare company for county jail inmates, The Orlando Sentinel reports.