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Posted inCriminal Justice, Health Care

Lawmakers call for investigation into sterilization of female inmates

Former Valley State Prison for Women inmate Kimberly Jeffrey, seen outside her San Francisco home, says a doctor pressured her to agree to be sterilized while she was sedated and strapped to a surgical table for a C-section. She refused.Noah Berger/For The Center for Investigative Reporting UPDATE, July 11, 2013: This story updates to include […]

Posted inCriminal Justice, Health Care

California auditor: Developmental center police failed to protect patients

Monica Lam/The Center for Investigative Reporting SACRAMENTO – The in-house police force at California’s developmental centers has frequently neglected to interview victims of abuse, photograph crime scenes or collect statements from suspects and witnesses, according to a state audit released today that confirms the key findings detailed in a series by The Center for Investigative […]

Posted inCriminal Justice, Health Care

Female inmates sterilized in California prisons without approval

The California Institution for Women in Corona was one of two state prisons where female inmates were sterilized without required state approvals. At least 148 women received tubal ligations in violation of prison rules from 2006 to 2010.Courtesy of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections […]

Posted inAmerica's Worst Charities, Health Care

Part 3: How one family turned your goodwill into their livelihood

Carol Smith still gets angry when she remembers the box that arrived by mail for her dying husband. Cancer Fund of America sent it when he was diagnosed with lung cancer six years ago. Smith had called the charity for help. “It was filled with paper plates, cups, napkins and kids’ toys,” the 67-year-old Knoxville, […]

Posted inHealth Care

Hospital chain to pay $275,000 to settle federal patient-privacy case

Monica Lam/The Center for Investigative Reporting Prime Healthcare Services says it will pay $275,000 to settle allegations that it broke federal privacy laws by publicizing a patient’s confidential hospital records in an effort to rebut a news report. In a statement Tuesday, the Ontario, Calif.-based hospital chain said it admitted no wrongdoing in connection with […]