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Dueling paths for inmate healthcare proposed by sheriff, county supervisor

07/31/20

“Outsourcing all medical services to an outside contractor has the potential to worsen the existing system of care, threaten county jobs and further exasperate bad outcomes for incarcerated individuals,” Fletcher wrote in his pitch to board colleagues.What’s more, Fletcher said, farming out inmate healthcare has backfired in other jurisdictions.“Other counties in California and throughout the United States that have chosen to fully contract out medical services in jails have faced numerous lawsuits due to inadequate care and the inability of the counties to properly oversee medical care,” he said. READ MORE