The Perils of Private Prison Health Care

“While serving a three-year sentence in an Arizona prison that contracts with a private health care company, Mariam Abdullah was diagnosed with mental illnesses. Six weeks after her 18th birthday, she killed herself in her cell. Her story is not unique: the suicide rate in U.S. prisons has increased in recent years. Are these private health care companies contributing to this trend? In this CBSN Originals documentary, we look at the consequences of using private correctional health care companies to administer care to our nation’s prisoners.

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