The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "medical treatment of prisoners" ...
Four-part series on the medical treatment of immigrant detainees in the United States. Goldstein and Priest exposed the shoddy, unethical and, at times, fatal treatment of immigrants during their detentions and as they were being deported to their native countries. Their stories led readers deep inside America's network of immigration prisons--a world that had grown exponentially in the years since 9/11, yet remained largely unknown and hidden from view. Their stories documented the deaths of 83 detainees. And in one of the most stunning revelation, Goldstein and Priest disclosed the previously unreported scope of a practice of forcible sedation of immigrants with dangerous psychotropic drugs during deportation to their native countries; they found more than 250 instances in which the drugs were used on people with no history of psychiatric problems. Their stories also revealed that the most prevalent cause of death among the immigrant detainees is suicide, including the hangings of detainees known to be in such fragile mental health that they had been assigned suicide watchers. They profiled the slipshod treatment of an ailing Korean immigrant, a legal U.S. resident for three decades detained in a rail in the Arizona desert, with a history of recurrent cancer. And they documented the flawed medical practices, bureaucratic ineptitude, sloppy record-keeping and staff shortages that cause detainees who are sick to suffer and sometimes to die.
An in-depth report on the state of medicine and medical treatment within Ohio's prison system. Investigators found several problems with the system, doctors performing procedures they are not authorized to perform, inmate hearing loss due to medical technician's mistakes, etc. One inmate pulled his own tooth after being turned away from treatment 5 times. Another waited 18 hours for stitches. The problems in this system are numerous, and this story highlights them all.
This story looks at a number of crimes around Washington, DC committed by people with a history of mental problems. It points out flaws in the mental health system that allow people who are violent and mentally ill back out on the streets. Legal limitations and a lack of adequate resources contribute to the problem.
Tags: Kevin Shifflett; Gregory Murphy; murder; Alexandria; Va.; mental illness; DC; crime; mental-health care; prison; bipolar disorder; schizophrenia; violent behavior; medication; psychiatric treatment; Russell Weston; mentally ill; Medicare; Medicaid; Maryland; Virginia; out-patient commitment law
Roanoke Times investigations of the Wallens Ridge and Red Onion state prisons reveals that guards at both supermax facilities use excesive force in dealing with inmates. The Times also discovered that inmates at these facilities receive poor medical treatment.
Cruel and Unusual: Shoddy Medical Care at Carswell's Prison Hospital Turns Women's Punishment into Torture
The FW Weekly report about "medical treatment of female inmates at the Federal Medical Center Carswell, located just outside Fort Worth. ... (the) investigation found a pattern of medical treatment there that is extremely poor, capricious and life threatening. Procedures or referrals to outside specialists are routinely denied until the women's conditions have worsened dramatically. Wrong diagnoses by Physician Assistants are routine. Deaths have occurred following denials of medical care."