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Behind Bars (Prisoner Rights) Part I #187542

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 31, 1999
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Justice Department statistics on the United States prison population cited.

(Galveston: Mike von Fremd) The cost of health care for prison inmates examined; scenes shown from the University of Texas at Galveston, where seriously ill prisoners are treated. [Prisoner/AIDS patient Alan BOONE - praises the health care in prison.] [Texas Department of Corrections Michael MEGNA - cites the financial challenges for the criminal justice system.] [Correctional managed care Dr. Jason CALHOUN - comments.] Some states said now charging inmates co-payments for medical treatment.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) ABC Website address given.

Brown, Aaron;
von Fremd, Mike

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