Ombudsman finds some county jails improperly handling inmate medical expenses

A report by the State Ombudsman’s Office found that some county jails were not following Iowa law by taking money directly out of inmate commissary accounts for medical care. Ombudsman Bernardo Granwehr says Iowa law requires jails to go through the courts to recoup these co-pays. “This is not a money maker for jails it’s […]

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