In the wake of inmate deaths, Allegheny County will begin overseeing jail health care next month. So why are some advocates still feeling queasy?

“I think there is a lot of culpability within the county.” by Ryan Deto When two Allegheny County Jail inmates died on the same day this past May, it was the tipping point of the relationship between county officials and Corizon Health, the for-profit company that provided health care for inmates. The next day, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced he would not renew the company’s contract that was set to expire in...

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