TITLE

Today's Deliberate Indifference: Providing Attention Without Providing Treatment to Prisoners with Serious Medical Needs

AUTHOR(S)
Thompson, Joel H.
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review;Summer2010, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p635
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at the experiences of prisoners in prison medical care. It presents legal and historical context for medical care deserved by a prisoner based on the Supreme Court cases Estelle v. Gamble and Farmer v. Brennan. Details proving that prisoners are experiencing inadequate care because of the measures prison medical providers are implementing to reduce costs while still appearing to comply with their Eight Amendment obligations are given. Also analyzed is the lack of ways to address Eight Amendment violations with courts deemed reluctant to examine the alleged inadequacies in care. The author calls for a review of such cases, and for prisoners to have legal assistance about the issue or have the prisons undergo independent investigation by experts.
ACCESSION #
53545079

 

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