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Resource ID: #28944
Subject: Prison Healthcare
Source: Max Blau, Margaret Pfohl, Jade Abdul-Malik
Affiliation: Atlanta magazine, The Telegraph
Date: 2019-12-01



Reporting on CorrectHealth revealed many of the profound challenges that come with treating inmates in Georgia, Louisiana, and other states around the country. Within the nation’s healthcare system, few populations are as vulnerable or complex as those behind bars, who are at the nexus of competing priorities. On the one hand, they are entitled to healthcare funded largely by taxpayers, but on the other, that same healthcare is being farmed out to private companies, who are incentivized to maximize profits. In some ways, the company's founder, Carlo Musso, is a pioneer, not just recognizing the dysfunction of the system, but offering an answer to a fundamental problem that vexes county sheriffs: How do we provide quality care on the lowest possible budget?

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