Published in Hepatitis Weekly, August 4th, 2003
Rising medical costs, more inmates, and a legislative mandate to provide inmates with better health care are behind the skyrocketing costs, the Lincoln Journal Star reported in July 10, 2003, editions.
The prison system has about 34 inmates who have been exposed to HIV, with 23 under treatment for a cost of $345,000 in 2002, said Dr. Randy Kohl, correctional services medical director.
The state's prison system spent $280,000 2002...
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