Tag: prisons

Health & Insurance, Social Services

California Prisons Are COVID Hotbeds Despite Billions Spent On Inmate Health

June 29, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

From Corcoran and Avenal state prisons in the arid Central Valley to historical San Quentin on the San Francisco Bay, California prisons have emerged as raging COVID-19 hot spots, even as the state annually spends more on inmate health care […]


Why Private Prisons Are a Bad Idea

August 19, 2016

Via: Urbanophile

Given the risk of corruption, bureaucratic ineptitude, etc., I’ve long said that privatization is best for highly visible assets and services the general public sees and users versus things that are out of sight out of mind. This turns the […]