Rising Prison Health Care Costs Increase Burden on State Corrections: Pew

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In order to cope with the cost of caring for inmates growing older and sicker behind bars, state prison officials are taking advantage of Medicaid subsidies to send more incarcerated individuals to offsite hospitals or, in some cases, turning to high-tech approaches like telemedicine, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts . . .

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