For years, journalists and advocates have raised questions about medical care inside private federal prisons for noncitizens, especially in the wake of riots that inmates said were sparked by medical negligence.
This segment exposes the truth behind those complaints, relying on extensive medical files obtained by Investigative Fund reporter Seth Freed Wessler. The files show case after case in which lower standards and less-qualified, less expensive workers together create a medical disaster.
Relying on those files and the testimony of inmates and prison workers, Reveal’s Stan Alcorn and Wessler tell the story of one of those medical disasters: the case of Nestor Garay.
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