Arizona could face fines in lawsuit over prison health care
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona's prisons will hold hearings this week to determine whether to fine the state for falling short in improving care for inmates.
U.S. Magistrate David Duncan also will examine an allegation that the inmate-care provider skirted a promise Arizona made when it settled the lawsuit by denying care to an inmate to avoid paying a fine.
The hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday were called after the judge repeatedly voiced frustration over what he described as the state's "abject failure" to... read more
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