Are We in a Jail Health Care Crisis?

Photo of medical professional in scrubs taking an inmate's blood pressure with an blood pressure cuff through a slightly larger opening in a jail cell gate

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By: Savannah Pelfrey
Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

            Telemedicine is a phenomenon within the health care world that is presumed to have started within the last decade; however, its history within the prison industry started much earlier.[1] Continue reading “Are We in a Jail Health Care Crisis?”

The Death Penalty: When is It Considered Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

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By: Justin Keeton
Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

Since the beginning of this year, the Supreme Court has been sharply divided on the issue of the death penalty and how it relates to the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. Continue reading “The Death Penalty: When is It Considered Cruel and Unusual Punishment?”