[YSPNetwork] $100M a year spent on Oregon inmate health care - San Antonio Express-News
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$100M a year spent on Oregon inmate health care
San Antonio Express-News
June 20, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Health care costs for Oregon prison inmates have
reached about $100 million a year and keep increasing as the state deals
with inmates who are getting older and sicker, including one woman with
kidney disease who cost the state about $1.1 million last year. ... Mental
health care costs are also a major factor. About seven in 10 of the state's
14,000 inmates need some type of mental health care in a system never
designed to provide it, officials say.
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