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Federal review of jail health care problems to start

Dallas Morning News (Internet / Print) 02/20/06 http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-jailfeds_20met.ART0.North.Edition2.9125ccf.html Investigators from the U.S. Justice Department will descend on the Dallas County jail today to examine health care problems and sanitary conditions at the beleaguered facility. The federal visit comes just a week before Parkland Memorial Hospital assumes full control of health care delivery at the jail, succeeding the University of Texas Medical Branch, which declined to renew its three-year management contract. Health care at the jail has been under scrutiny for more than a year, spurred by a scathing county report on conditions and a flurry of civil rights lawsuits filed by inmates and their families who allege care so woeful that it puts inmates in medical jeopardy.



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