Arizona Prisons' Boss to Testify at Contempt Hearing

In May 2016 in response to a class-action lawsuit that protested the poor health care of Arizona's prisoners, a federal judge ordered the State of Arizona to meet settlement requirements for deadlines for providing medication and having prisoners seen by health providers. Arizona recently admitted that it had 1900 instances of non-compliance in December and January alone. The US Magistrate David Duncan ordered the Arizona Department of Corrections Director to to appear at a hearing Tuesday was called after "U.S. Magistrate David Duncan repeatedly voiced frustration over what he called Arizona's "abject failure" to make the improvements it promised when it settled a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care for inmates."

What do you think can be done to improve health provision to Arizona inmates? Have you treated inmates at your facilities?

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