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Healthcare & Prisons

Newsweek has a fascinating article about how our prisons are full of people who essentially lack healthcare — and we pay a fortune to keep them there. Apparently over 60% of those booked for a crime are mentally ill and another whole segment are suffering from addictions. If, and I suppose it is a big IF, healthcare reforms can connect to these people then the author suggests that we could (a) empty the prisons and (b) save a bundle of money.

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