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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - July 11, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Prison Worker Finds Request For Medical Care After Inmate Dies

By Robert Wildeboer and Patrick Smith

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(Duration: 7:26)

On July 28, 2012, Elawndoe Shannon put in a request for sick call at the prison where he was housed in Lawrence, Illinois. Two days later, he died. The day after his death a nurse in the health care unit finally got his request slip for medical care.

Categories: Criminal Justice, Health



Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - July 09, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Illinois Inmate Dies 3 Hours After Seeking Medical Care

By Robert Wildeboer and Patrick Smith

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(Duration: 6:36)

Keith Dean has a manila envelope that causes him a lot of grief and regret, but he can’t throw it out. On his front porch, by the light of a single lamp next to his front door on a quiet street in Gary, Ind., he turns the envelope over in his hand.

Categories: Criminal Justice, Health


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 08, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Complaint Says Insurance Plans Discriminate Against HIV Patients

By Michelle Andrews

HIV/AIDS drugs like AZT are lifesavers for many people. But insurers' policies on paying for the drugs vary widely.

Four Florida insurers allegedly discriminate against people with HIV/AIDS by structuring their prescription drug benefits so that patients are discouraged from enrolling, according to a complaint filed by health advocacy groups.

Categories: Government, Health



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