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Resource ID: #24242
Subject: Prisons
Date: 12/15/2009



Ashley Ellis, a 23-year-old Vermont woman was put in prison for a misdemeanor traffic violation. Under the private company Prison Health Services' care, she died when access to her medication was denied. "Dying in Cell 40" explores how the relationship between the state and for-profit contractors creates a flawed system where death is inevitable.

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