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Know Your Rights: Medical, Dental and Mental Health Care (2012)

  • Organization: American Civil Liberties Union
  • Document Type: Article/News
  • Date Created: Tuesday, December 04, 2012
  • Submitted: Tuesday, December 04, 2012
  • Attachment(s): LINK

Prison officials are obligated under the Eighth Amendment to provide prisoners with adequate medical care. This principle applies regardless of whether the medical care is provided by governmental employees or by private medical staff under contract with the government.

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