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The ‘Chaos’ of Arizona Prison Health Care

An Arizona public broadcasting investigation finds that the state and Corizon Health, its private contract health care provider, haven’t lived up to the terms of a 2015 settlement with Arizona inmates over alleged flaws in dental, medical and health care in the state’s 10 prisons.

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Arizona Prisons Grapple with Upsurge in Inmate ‘Self-Harm’

More than 80 inmates tried to hang themselves so far this year, and 138 attempted drug overdoses, at a time when the Arizona Department of Corrections is under fire over allegedly inadequate health care. The state still has no mental health director, according to a report by the Phoenix public radio station.