Arkansas jails turn to private providers for health care

Inmates still come up short, attorneys say; small lockups priced out of service

Posted: September 4, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Kimberley Stowe, a licensed practical nurse with Turn Key Health, sorts prescriptions for inmates Wednesday at the Pulaski County jail.

Privatized health care service in county jails has become an enticing option to many sheriffs across the state, some of whom feel outmatched by the expensive and complex responsibility of inmate health care.



Eric Brown, a dental assistant with Turn Key Health, works on her computer during a break between patients Wednesday at the Pulaski County jail.

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