May 24, 2022

Like a Lion With No Teeth

by Crime Show


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In the 1970s, the Supreme Court decided that failing to provide prisoners with necessary medical care could rise to the level of cruel and unusual punishment. But, as one Texas prison reporter discovered in 2017, what constitutes “necessary medical care” is open to interpretation.

This episode draws from Keri Blakinger’s reporting for the Houston Chronicle and her memoir, Corrections in Ink.

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