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Medical Debt From In-Prison Injuries Is Chasing Inmates After Release

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A growing number of women are incarcerated in the U.S. and many of them give birth in prison or jail. Image Source/Getty Images/Image Source hide caption

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Pregnant Behind Bars: What We Do And Don't Know About Pregnancy And Incarceration

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Dr. Homer Venters, the former head of New York City's correctional health services, says that inmates held in solitary confinement cells, such as the Rikers Island cell shown above, have a higher risk of committing self-harm. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Former Physician At Rikers Island Exposes Health Risks Of Incarceration

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Federal Legislation Seeks Ban On Shackling Of Pregnant Inmates

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Behind Bars, Mentally Ill Inmates Are Often Punished For Their Symptoms

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Middlesex County Correctional Facility Assistant Deputy Superintendent Scott Chaput with inmates in the prison's P.A.C.T (People Achieving Change Together) unit in Billerica, Mass. Meredith Nierman/WGBH hide caption

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A New Approach To Incarceration In The U.S.: Responsibility

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While incarcerated, Mark Baskerville says he suffered five diabetic comas. He says he's now doing a better job of managing his health. Rae Ellen Bichell/NPR hide caption

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Helping Ex-Inmates Stay Out Of The ER Brings Multiple Benefits

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Is America Engaged In A 'Vicious Circle' Of Jailing The Poor?

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Two men sit inside the chapel at Halden prison in far southeast Norway in this picture taken in 2010. Prisoners here spend 12 hours a day in their cells, compared to many U.S. prisons where inmates spend all but one hour in their cell. STR/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In Norway, A Prison Built On Second Chances

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Newly Released Texas Inmates Prepare For A Long Ride To Freedom

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Latandra Ellington, 36, was serving time for tax fraud at Lowell Correctional Institution when she died. Florida Department of Corrections hide caption

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Record Number Of Inmate Deaths Has Florida Prisons On The Defensive

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An inmate walks through the yard at the North Central Correctional Institution in Marion, Ohio, which recently switched to private management. Ty Wright/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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An inmate walks through the yard at the North Central Correctional Institution in Marion, Ohio, which recently switched to private management. Ty Wright/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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