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Female inmates at Virginia prison sue over health care

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Posted at 3:24 PM, Jul 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-28 15:24:56-04

Five female inmates have accused the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women of cruel and unusual punishment.

That’s why they filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Charlottesville against prison officials and Armor Correctional Health Services Inc. who provide medical care for prisoners.

According to the complaint, the women weren’t properly treated for ailments including degenerative cervical spine and disc disease, high blood pressure and poor circulation all the way to Hepatitis C.

Read the full story at WTVR.com