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Author:  Margaret R.  Moreland, J.D., M.S.L.S..

Source: Volume 08, Number 01, November/December 2006 , pp.5-7(3)

Correctional Health Care Report

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The Illinois Sexually Dangerous Persons Act (725 ILCS 205), like many similar state statutes, provides that the state may petition to have anyone charged with a crime who appears to be suffering from a mental disorder with “criminal propensities to the commission of sex offenses” declared a “sexually dangerous person.” If the state proves its assertion, that individual will be committed to the custody of the director of corrections. Deliberate Indifference—Danger of Infection: Anthony J. Gobert, an inmate on work release whose leg was crushed below the knee in a work-related collision, underwent immediate surgery and received intravenous antibiotics before being returned to a Louisiana Correctional Center about two weeks later.The discharge report called for continued treatment with antibiotics, wound cleansing, and visits to an orthopedic specialist. James Alberson, an inmate serving a 12-month sentence at the Wrightsville Unit of the Arkansas Department of Correction, was treated for numerous medical conditions during the first three months of his incarceration.

Keywords: vomiting, lower abdominal pain, Ambrose, osteomyelitis, prosthesis, amputation, Goodpasture Syndrome

Affiliations:  1: Pace University School of Law Library.

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