About one month after two inmates died in one week at the Henderson County Jail in Tennessee, the county issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) [PDF] for a new jail medical contract. Henderson County Jail had a contract with Advanced Correctional Healthcare (ACH) at the time of the deaths—a company which has
With St. Louis jails disproportionately filled with blacks and other populations underserved by health care, the move could prove disastrous for inmates.
Only 15.4% of detainees with mental health disorders receive treatment. 31% of former youth prisoners were not sure where to go for treatment.