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Grand Jury to Investigate Health Care at Baltimore City Jail

Prison Health Services, the flat-fee medical services provider to the Baltimore City Detention Center and other Maryland prisons, announced today that the State would not be renewing its contract.  The failure to provide timely and necessary medical services by this company was a focus the of the PJC’s DVD/Video “Infected: the Baltimore City Detention Center’s Public Health Crisis.”  (This video was just shown in the Maryland Film Festival!).   At legislative hearings in Annapolis this spring on the renewal of the PHS’s contract, PJC staff met with many legislators, showed the DVD, and described our experience with trying to obtain needed medical services for inmates.  See articles in the Baltimore Sun and the Daily Record.

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