How the Government Put Tens of Thousands of People at Risk of a Deadly Disease

Number 27659
Subject Prisons
Source Mother Jones
Year 2015
Publication Date Jan. 1, 15, 2015
Summary An in-depth investigation into valley fever in California prisons and how the state put tens of thousands of people at risk of a deadly disease. Major findings include evidence that the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation did little to mitigate the problem, ignored data and internal reports suggesting the disease affected people of color more seriously and quashed a federal study of the epidemic within state prisons.
Category IRE Contest Entry
Keywords disease; inmated; race; epidemic; corrections
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