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Hard Labor and Hard TimeFlorida's "Sunshine Prison" and Chain Gangs$
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Vivien M. L. Miller

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813039855

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813039855.001.0001

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Prison Health Care

Prison Health Care

(p.218) 8 Prison Health Care
Hard Labor and Hard Time
Vivien M. L. Miller
University Press of Florida

The withholding of medical care from some prisoners was part of the state's penal disciplinary apparatus, but there were also improvements in prison healthcare provision that benefitted many inmates. This chapter examines medical care of state prisoners at Raiford and in SRD camps in interwar and post-World War II Florida. It evaluates the management of inmates with tuberculosis and the implementation of proactive strategies to deal with sexually-transmitted disease in state prison populations following Chapman's decision to wage war on venereal disease.

Keywords:   prison physicians, Dr. Courtland D. Whitaker, Dr. J. H. Colson, prison hospitals, inmate pregnancy and childbirth, cancer treatments, Dr. Homer B. McLendon, mental health care, syphilis, tuberculosis

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