Cruel and Unusual: Shoddy Medical Care at Carswell's Prison Hospital Turns Women's Punishment into Torture

Number 15986
Subject Prisons
Source FW Weekly, (Fort Worth, TX)
State Texas
Year 1999
Publication Date Dec. 9, 1999
Summary The FW Weekly report about "medical treatment of female inmates at the Federal Medical Center Carswell, located just outside Fort Worth. ... (the) investigation found a pattern of medical treatment there that is extremely poor, capricious and life threatening. Procedures or referrals to outside specialists are routinely denied until the women's conditions have worsened dramatically. Wrong diagnoses by Physician Assistants are routine. Deaths have occurred following denials of medical care."
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Keywords FOIA; Bureau of Prisons; prisoners health care facilities; discrimination
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