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Watchdog Calls for End to Medical Co-Pays for Prisoners

HeadlineJun 01, 2018

And a prison watchdog is calling for an end to the practice of charging co-payments to prisoners seeking medical care. Forty-two states and the federal prison system charge prisoners up to $8 to see a doctor. The Prison Policy Initiative says of the practice, “When you’re making pennies an hour, or nothing at all, a small co-pay can be the equivalent of hundreds of dollars.”

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