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Special Report: U.S. jails are outsourcing medical care — and the death toll is rising

Special Report: U.S. jails are outsourcing medical care — and the death toll is rising

By , , , , SAVANNAH, Georgia (Reuters) - Matthew Loflin was coughing up blood, struggling to breathe and losing consciousness in his cell while awaiting trial on drug-possession charges in this historic Southern city.“I need to go to the hospital,” he told his mother in a jailhouse phone call. “I’m gonna die in here.”It was March 28, 2014, and his seven weeks at the Chatham County Detention Center had been a blur of blackouts and racing heartbeats.The jail’s senior medical staff – Dr. Charles Pugh and two well-credentialed nurses – agreed he needed hospitalization. But the move was opposed...

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