Prison health http://kplu.org en Some Washington prison inmates given pet cats http://kplu.org/post/some-washington-prison-inmates-given-pet-cats <p>VANCOUVER, Wash. &mdash; The Larch Corrections Center near Yacolt is testing how pet cats may soften the behavior of hardened criminals.</p><div><p>Two cats were given to inmates in two cells at the minimum-security prison.</p><p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:15:51 +0000 The Associated Press 4702 at http://kplu.org Unsealed report calls Idaho prison 'indifferent' to inmate health http://kplu.org/post/unsealed-report-calls-idaho-prison-indifferent-inmate-health A new report says Idaho’s largest prison provides such substandard health care to inmates that in some cases it may have resulted in death. A federal judge unsealed an expert’s opinion in a decades-long case Monday. In it, Dr. Marc Stern details a range of problems at the Idaho State Correctional Institution near Boise.<p>He says patients there face cruel and unusual treatment. One inmate wasn’t told he had cancer for months. Another bed-ridden inmate wasn’t fed. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 01:28:34 +0000 Jessica Robinson 4492 at http://kplu.org