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August 24, 2022

A group of Delaware prisoners has sued the state's prison system and its private health care contractor claiming they’ve been left to suffer chronic and sometimes debilitating pain after officials banned certain pain medicines...

January 1, 2022

Anthony Bushey came into DOCCS custody in March 2018. He was 58 years old and was being treated for a medical problem resulting from his body’s failure to produce a hormone in sufficient amounts. He arrived with a prescription for hormone medication, a form of treatment that he had been receiving for a decade...

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August 11, 2021

Dr. Michael Salvana began to realize what kind of doctor he wanted to be on the third floor of a Post Office building in Cairo, Illinois. Fresh out of medical school in 1989, Salvana was stationed in the dilapidated city at the state’s southernmost tip through the National Health Service Corps, which footed the bill for his education...

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July 24, 2021

The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision rescinded its 2017 Medications With Abuse Potential policy Feb. 8. The policy mandated doctors or medical specialists treating people imprisoned in the state get additional department approval to prescribe certain medications that could be abused...

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July 23, 2021

A medical policy at the center of a lawsuit filed by a former prison doctor is no longer in effect in state correctional facilities, removing an approval process that allegedly prevented incarcerated New Yorkers from receiving certain prescription medications and adequate medical care...

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July 25, 2021

Morgan Humphrey has worked in various capacities at the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office, Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, Drug Policy Alliance in Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union — and she only just graduated from Rutgers Law School this year...

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July 14, 2021

 A doctor who worked for New York’s corrections system and took issue with a crackdown on prescription drug abuse is suing the agency, saying he was forced to quit and faced harassment for seeking appropriate care for his patients...

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August 17, 2020

His most recent op-ed suggested that “students… that simply do not legally have the right to attend” our schools might infect his lawfully domiciled grandchildren with COVID...

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April 1, 2020

U.S. District Court Judge Loretta A. Preska has ordered the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and Community Supervision (DOCCS) to pay up in a victim of contempt case...

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February 28, 2020

We are told that “crime doesn’t pay.” But it can pay a lot if you don’t have health insurance. If you can’t afford that protection, or if you are underinsured, struggle with deductibles and co-payments, or have to choose between food or prescription drugs, there’s one way you can get free healthcare and free prescription drugs...

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March 19, 2018

A lawyer for a paraplegic murderer is suing the NYPD for records of how the department treats disabled prisoners after the city went back on a $45,000 settlement of a suit claiming cops locked the killer in a cell without his wheelchair...

February 27, 2017

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When Robert Milton was arrested in Queens’ Far Rockaway neighborhood, he said a police officer pistol-whipped his face and bashed his head into the cement. Mr. Milton sued the officer, asking for $2 million in damages “for the excessive force and police brutality.”...