File: A scanning-electron microscope photograph of the HIV virus (in green) budding on a white blood cell. (Wikimedia Commoms / Centers for Disease Control)
11 Aug 2015

Federal Inmate Claims AIDS Treatments Withheld At Public And Private Jails

On Monday, the Tampa Bay Times reported that a 42-year-old federal inmate claims he has been denied treatment for AIDS at two different jails in Florida — one of which has been privatized — for the past several months. Kelby McCrillis said he received treatments for AIDS over the past thirteen years, but has had his medications discontinued since his incarceration at the Citrus County Detention Center and the Pinellas County Jail.

File: A microscopic image of a Staphylococcus aureus bacteria strain. A lawsuit alleges that a fresh surgical wound was so poorly handled by a Florida prison that Oberist Saunders developed a staph infection. (Wikimedia Commons / Centers for Disease Control)
05 Aug 2015

Corizon Health Services Makes Bad Prison Healthcare Even Worse For Florida Inmate

Prison mistreatment may have given Oberist Saunders a staph infection after surgery, but under the privatized healthcare of Corizon Health Services, things got even worse, according to a lawsuit. Florida prisons have been home to some of the most horrific stories of inmate abuse and medical neglect and this lawsuit shows the harm caused by putting profit over patient health.