- Administration gives UTMB reputation another black eye
- The Dallas Observer on the Dallas County Jail
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Long sentences are causing elderly prisoners' healthcare costs to rise, but UTMB's per prisoner expenditures haven't increased in several years. Officials told the Sunset Advisory Commission in response to questioning that Texas is "very close" to failing to provide a minimum constitutional level of care. Whether that's true, of course, would be up to a court to decide. If Dallas jail healthcare is any indication, UTMB may be overstating their effectiveness.
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