Broward County inmates with serious mental illnesses are suffering needlessly, sometimes without treatment, in inhumane conditions, a report released Thursday said.
Deficient staffing, cursory assessments and prolonged stays in solitary confinement have led to “current and ongoing violations of federal rights,” wrote corrections health care expert Dr. Kathryn Burns.
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