How America’s Health-Care System Makes Mass Incarceration Worse
New York Magazine
The prohibitive costs of America’s for-profit health-care system are well documented. Nowhere is this more evident than in Alabama. Sheriffs in 15 of its 67 counties of Alabama had issued so-called “medical bonds” to jail inmates — meaning they’d released sick detainees from custody when they needed medical treatment in order to avoid paying their medical bills.