Utah Officials Grapple with High Cost of Ill, Elderly Prisoners
- Outsourcing corrections health care. Babbage Jr., Robert A. // State Government News;Apr99, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p25
Focuses on the trend toward privately managed health care in correctional facilities in the United States. Reasons cited by the government for outsourcing inmate health care; Views of industry officials; Advice to states.
- The Fugitive Task Force. Buhler, Milan L. // FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin;Apr99, Vol. 68 Issue 4, p1
Discusses the use of task force in law enforcement in the United States (US). Hierarchical structure used by most task force agencies; Traditional task force problems; Data on the Fugitive Task Force formed by the Utah States Department of Corrections and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation...
- Utah to Open New Mental Health Unit. Harry, Jennifer L. // Corrections Today;Jul99, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p12
Discusses the facility for the mentally ill to be established by the Utah Department of Corrections. Cost of the facility; Purpose of the facility; Number of inmates that will be transported in the facility.
- New sight into the plight of `dual eligibles'. Smits, Helen L. // Public Health Reports;Sep/Oct95, Vol. 110 Issue 5, p545
Opinion. Comments on the patterns of service concerning Medicare claims used by institutionalized persons in hospitals and nursing homes. Assumption on Medicaid-eligibility; Hospital incentive to avoid nursing home transfers; Remarks on impact of block grant proposals and arbitrary limits to...
- The Crisis in Correctional Health Care: The Impact of the National Drug Control Strategy on Correctional Health Services. // Annals of Internal Medicine;7/1/92, Vol. 117 Issue 1, p71
Deals with the impact of the national drug control strategy on correctional health services in the U.S. Background of the state of correctional health care in the country; Correctional populations and demographics; Information on health status and incarcerated persons.
- Prison privatization: An abdication of responsibility to reform an outdated, over-priced... Anderson, Ross C. // Enterprise/Salt Lake City;07/06/98, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p18
Explains why prison privatization will exacerbate the serious flaws in Utah's correction systems. Progressive leadership of the state's Department of Corrections (DOC); Slated bidding process to turn over the responsibility for the construction and operation of a medium security facility to a...
- Recent Cases Addressing Medical Care. Miller, Rod; Walter, Donald J. // American Jails;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p96
The article presents cases filed in federal courts by several inmates in the U.S. These include the case Abdullah v. Washington, wherein an inmate seeks damages for exposure to second hand tobacco smoke while confined at a jail. Another case includes Burkett v. Wicker, wherein a prisoner was...
- Worth Reading. Muftic, Azra // Correctional Health Care Report;Jan/Feb2012, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p23
The article discusses the characteristics of prison hospice programs in the U.S. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) claimed that there are about 75 state and federal prisons and county jails nationwide that provide prison hospice programs. A survey which was mailed out...
- Inmate Health Care and Communicable Diseases. // Corrections Compendium;Winter2009, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p13
The article provides information on a survey which examines the budgets spend by the U.S. correctional systems on the health care management of the inmates. Findings reveal that the primary services funded by the institutions include mental health programs, drug treatment and sex offender. They...