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Why Some Prisoners With HIV Get Better Treatment Than Others

[From KAISER HEALTH NEWS, March 29, 2016] With the highest incarceration rate of any state in the nation, Louisiana locks up so many people that 40 percent of those sentenced to serve time in state prisons are instead sent to a local parish jail. This has long created a two-tiered system: People in prisons have access to educational and vocational programs in state-run facilities that the 15,000 state inmates assigned to jails don’t.

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