Inmates Must Pay For Some Medical Services

The Kaiser Health News (9/30, Andrews) reports that according to an analysis by the Brennan Center for Criminal Justice at New York University School of Law, “at least 35 states authorize copayments and other fees for medical services at state prisons or county jails.” Additionally, “the Federal Bureau of Prisons also permits inmates to be charged copayments for medical services.” Lauren-Brooke Eisen, senior counsel at the Brennan Center’s justice program, says “the practice is part of a larger trend of charging inmates for prison services.”

Related Links:

— “Prisons And Jails Forcing Inmates To Cover Some Medical Care Costs,” Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Heath News, September 29, 2015.

Posted in In The News.