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The unintended consequence of long term incarceration.. a costly medical situation

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    Interesting article from the Washington Times, Virginia abolished parole in 1995 and now are saddled with taking care of older inmates along with all of their medical needs..

    Medicare Part A will continue, but the Part B that requires payment will terminate.. not only are the medical issues more costly, but if hospitalized or need a clinic service it is expensive to send correctional officers with the inmate for security purposes.

    When back in prison, may need special housing and accomodations because of protection issues and special medical needs..

    This will occur more pronounced in big states where the 3 strikes rules comes into play... New York and California come to mind, but about half the states have some form of that law.

    Older, sicker inmates add to costs in Virginia jails - Washington Times

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