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Number of Older Inmates Grows, Stressing Prisons
… rate than the group's share of the population at large, and many prisons are unprepared to provide them with health care, which can cost as much as nine times more than for younger inmates, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Friday.
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One of the largest federal civil rights settlements in history involving an inmate
Stephen Slevin, 58, from New Mexico, was given the payout after accusing Dona Ana County jail of essentially forgetting about him after he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, not giving him the healthcare he needed and treating him inhumanely.
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Bishop Jenky: New birth control rules 'blatant attack' on rights of Catholics
… on the First Amendment rights of every Catholic believer,” Bishop Daniel Jenky of the Peoria Diocese issued a call this week for parishes to fight rules on birth control coverage that are part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
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