Illinois taxpayers pay a private company more than a hundred million dollars a year to give health care to prison inmates.
Yet no one in Illinois knows how good, or bad, the care is.
But that will likely change soon.
As part of our series “Of natural causes: Death in Illinois prisons,” WBEZ’s Robert Wildeboer reports.
On July 28, 2012 Elawndoe Shannon put in a request for sick call at the prison where he was housed in Lawrence, Illinois.
Two days later, he died.