Social service advocates were hoping to change a state law so they could funnel unused prescription drugs to the uninsured. But a 20-year-old, little-known program is scuttling their plans.
The Department of Correction and the governor’s office won’t say whether the state has implemented reforms in the wake of a 19-year-old giving birth in her prison cell.
An internal investigation found medical staff’s conduct and lack of training resulted in a baby being born in a prison cell toilet.
The number of young adults at Manson fell by 42% after the Department of Correction closed two units at the Cheshire facility this year and transferred those inmates to other prisons.
State officials will weigh a recommendation to create a new state agency for minors in the juvenile justice system.
The state started trying to improve education in juvenile detention in 1993. It’s still trying.
The request for admissions, a standard filing in a federal court case, asks the 19-year-old who gave birth in her prison cell a series of combative and peculiar questions.
The Department of Correction refused to release a report from the investigation, and denied a CT Mirror request for video footage of the birth.
A year after the Department of Correction took over inmate medical care, the system remains plagued by staffing shortages that workers say puts patients at risk.
Members of the Judiciary Committee denounced the state’s method of profiting off prison phone calls. Connecticut hauled in $7.7 million from the calls last year.
Tianna Laboy was 19-years-old when she delivered her baby in a prison cell toilet at York Correctional Institution last winter. Now she is suing the Department of Correction and others for allegedly denying her medical care before the birth of her first child.
Corrections nominee Rollin Cook was grilled during a wide spanning confirmation hearing Thursday about his tenure as head of Utah’s department of correction.
Prison doctors made a series of requests in October 2017 for patients to see specialists. One inmate had diabetes and was losing sensation in his feet. Another needed special shoes because all of his toes had been amputated due to frostbite. A third patient’s prosthetic foot was worn out with tears and holes and needed to be repaired.
It appears they were all denied care. But the state can’t say for sure.
A reorganization in how the state provides medical care to thousands of inmates will not save the state money this year as promised. Instead, it will cost millions more.
Connecticut is suing a Florida-based compounding pharmacy and several people, including former and current state employees, for their alleged involvement in a kickback pyramid scheme that cost the state nearly $11 million, Attorney General George Jepsen announced Tuesday.