Criminal Justice, Unchecked Power

These Sheriffs Release Sick Inmates to Avoid Paying Their Hospital Bills

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Michael Tidwell’s blood sugar reading was at least 15 times his normal level when sheriff’s deputies took him to the hospital. But before they loaded the inmate into ...

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