"Cover Story" piece on Prison Health Services (PHS), the Tennessee-based, for-pr
"Cover Story" piece on Prison Health Services (PHS), the Tennessee-based, for-profit company that provides health care to inmates in Maine's correctional facilities. Inmate complaints are piling up with the Maine Civil Liberties Union, the Maine Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and other advocacy groups. Prison activists and health-care providers have joined inmates in expressing outrage and frustration about a system that fails to deliver, claiming that pre-admission medications are routinely discontinued or are changed to cheaper, less effective agents with no follow-up; requests for off-site testing and diagnostics are frequently ignored; medical staff are often unprofessional and unresponsive; and official grievance procedures fail. PHS began work with the Department of Corrections in 1997. With several interviews with inmates who claim their medical needs are not being met.
Medical care, Prisoners, Prison Health Services
Haskell, Meg, ""Cover Story" piece on Prison Health Services (PHS), the Tennessee-based, for-pr" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5337.