Dying Inside: The HIV AIDS Ward at Limestone Prison (Law, by Benjamin Dov Fleury-Steiner

By Benjamin Dov Fleury-Steiner

"The HIV+ males incarcerated in Limestone Prison's Dorm sixteen have been positioned there to be forgotten. not just do Benjamin Fleury-Steiner and Carla Crowder convey those males to existence, Fleury-Steiner and Crowder additionally insist on putting those males in the midst of severe conversations approximately future health coverage, mass incarceration, and race. Dense with firsthand money owed, loss of life within is a nimble, far-ranging and unblinking examine the cruelty inherent in our present penal policies."---Lisa Kung, Director, Southern middle for Human Rights"The looming criminal health and wellbeing hindrance, documented the following at its severe, is a surprising stain on American values and a transparent chance to reconsider our carceral method of security."---Jonathan Simon, college of California, Berkeley"Dying inside of is a riveting account of a health and wellbeing trouble in a hidden criminal facility."---Michael Musheno, San Francisco nation college, and coauthor of Deployed"This clean and unique examine may still prick all of our consciences in regards to the awful results of the large carceral kingdom the U.S. has outfitted over the past 3 decades."---Marie Gottschalk, collage of Pennsylvania, and writer of The legal and the Gallows"An very important, daring, and humanitarian book."---Alison Liebling, collage of Cambridge"Fleury-Steiner makes a compelling case that inmate well-being care in America's prisons and jails has reached the purpose of catastrophe."---Sharon Dolovich, collage of California, Los Angeles"Fleury-Steiner's persuasive argument not just exposes the sins of fee and omission on felony cellblocks, but in addition does a good activity of unveiling how those difficulties are the common results of our nation's shortsighted and punitive felony justice policy."---Allen Hornblum, Temple collage, and writer of Sentenced to ScienceDying within brings the reader face-to-face with the nightmarish stipulations within Limestone Prison's Dorm 16---the segregated HIV ward. right here, sufferers chained to beds proportion their house with bugs and vermin within the filthy, drafty rooms, and contagious ailments unfold like wildfire via a inhabitants with untreated---or poorly controlled at best---HIV.While Dorm sixteen is a very bad human rights tragedy, it's also a symptom of a sickness afflicting the total U.S. felony method. In contemporary a long time, criminal populations have exploded as americans made mass incarceration the answer to crime, medicines, and different social difficulties while privatization of criminal prone, specifically well-being care, ended in an overcrowded, underfunded procedure during which the main marginalized participants of our society slowly wither from what the writer calls "lethal abandonment."This eye-opening account of 1 prison's failed health-care criteria is a take-heed call, asking us to envision how we deal with our forgotten electorate and compelling us to reconsider the yank felony process during this more and more punitive age.

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Not Just Penal Institutions To understand why catastrophic institutional failures occur behind bars, one’s investigation must go beyond the daily operations of prison and jail heath care providers. One must look into areas involving the of24 dying inside ten con›icting imperatives of the contemporary politics of law and order, prisoner rights protections, and the subsequent institutional pressures that mass incarceration policies have placed on prisons and jail medical systems in the United States today.

Jails and prisons is evidenced in a recent study by sociologist and longtime prisoner rights activist Rachel Maddow. An interview Maddow conducted with Ken Fields, a spokesman for Correctional Medical Services (CMS), a large private health provider, reveals cost cutting as the overriding imperative of such organizations. ”32 By contrast, Maddow’s interview with a leading public health expert and recognized authority on prison and jail health care, Dr. Robert Grei‹nger, the former medical director of New York State’s prison system, challenges Fields’s notion that CMS can provide corrections of‹cials with more control over problematic health care issues.

The Chronicle reported: “Some inmates declined into critical illness before they recovered. S. district court judge Thelton E. 8 A recent account by a court-appointed medical monitor, Dr. Robert Sillen, attests not only to the lack of adequate service but, indeed, to the persistence of preventable deaths in California’s jails and prisons: “I have run hospitals, clinics and public health facilities for the past 40 years, and medical care in California prisons is unlike anything I’ve ever seen.

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