Patchwork Health Care for Reservation Inmates Raises Concern

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Patchwork Health Care for Reservation Inmates Raises Concern

March 31, 2018 | by Mary HudetzAP News

In collaboration with the Criminal Justice Project, reporter Mary Hudetz exposes the lack of medical care for those incarcerated in federally funded jails located on Native American reservations. The article quotes Lynette Bonar, chief executive of a hospital that regularly treats inmates from a nearby jail on the Navajo Nation, saying: “You have people that are corrections officers giving people pills. People aren’t really getting health care, and they’re not being screened for communicable diseases.” To read the article, click here. To read about NCCD’s involvement in the Criminal Justice Project, click here.