Judge: state’s care of inmates is inadequate
The care provided by the state at prison is "plainly grossly inadequate'' and state officials are acting "with deliberate indifference'' to the substantial risk of harm to inmates, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
Arizona prisons, inmate lawyers to renegotiate settlement
The Arizona Department of Corrections was sent back to the negotiating table after it failed to comply with a previous settlement requiring better health care, a judge said.
Report suggests court strike 2011 law requiring private health care for prisoners
A special expert is recommending to a federal judge that she override a state law that requires the Department of Corrections to farm out health care for inmates to private companies.
Arizona picks company to provide health care in prisons
The Arizona Department of Corrections has picked a new company to provide health care at its 10 state-run prisons.