Prison health care: New York Times series brings attention.

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James JS. Prison health care: New York Times series brings attention. AIDS Treat News. 2005;(410):7-8.
A three-part series and an editorial in The New York Times, the result of a year's investigation, has brought attention to the bad medical care in prisons in the U. S. --deficiencies that kill prisoners and allow epidemics to spread. The wrong funding arrangements, incentives to make money by reducing care, and the huge growth in the number of prisoners in the U. S. are major causes. We also comment on shortage of social space as a potential root cause of prison and other problems.