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Dwindling oversight heightens concern over medical, mental health care for inmates

JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS | CT MIRROR

Early one recent morning, an inmate at the state’s lone women’s prison gave birth in her prison cell.
That incident – as well as large budget cuts, a lack of outside oversight and a history of complaints – have fueled concerns among some legislators and civil rights groups about the quality of medical and mental health care being provided to inmates.
Care for the 14,000 inmates the state i ...

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