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States expand videoconferencing in prisons (access required)

Faced with the high costs of transporting and escorting sick inmates to the doctor, states are expanding their use of videoconferencing to provide health consultations to prisoners without resorting to costly - and sometimes dangerous - off-site trips.Illinois is considering joining at least 26 other states that use "telemedicine" to help sick prisoners get advice ...

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