Idaho Takes Aim At Prison Health Care Report - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Idaho Takes Aim At Prison Health Care Report

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Attorneys for the Idaho Department of Correction say a court-ordered report on health care at a Boise-area prison is misleading and inaccurate.

The scathing report by correctional health care expert Dr. Marc Stern is a key part of a long-running lawsuit between inmates at the Idaho State Correctional Institution and the state. Attorneys for Idaho filed their response to the report late last week, contending that Stern didn't do a thorough review and misrepresented conditions at the prison.

Stern's report was damning, finding that poor medical care amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. But the state denies any serious problems exist with the delivery of care, and maintains that the prison meets the medical care standards set by national organizations.

 

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