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MD Daily Record: Baltimore City Jail Health Lawsuit Settles

Baltimore City jail health lawsuit settles

CARYN TAMBER
Daily Record Legal Writer

August 18, 2009 7:53 PM

The state has settled a long-running lawsuit over poor medical treatment and unsafe conditions at the Baltimore City Detention Center and Central Booking.

The federal class-action suit has been around in some form since 1971.

In the settlement agreement filed Tuesday, the state agrees to make dozens of changes, including screening new detainees for medical and psychiatric conditions and improving their access to important medications such as insulin for diabetics and antiretroviral drugs for the HIV-positive.

Read the full article at http://thedailyrecord.com/2009/08/18/baltimore-city-jail-health-lawsuit-settles/.



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