Telemedicine Opening Doors To Specialty Care For Inmates

(By Michelle Andrews for Kaiser Health News)

When an inmate needs to see a medical specialist, getting that care can be complicated.

Prisons are often located in rural areas far from medical centers that have experts in cancer, heart and other disease treatments. Even if the visit just involves a trip to a hospital across town, the inmate must be transported under guard, often in shackles. Continue reading article here…

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