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03.06.18

Idaho Appropriations Committee Approves 3 Million for Inmate Hepatitis C Treatment

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Idaho Joint-Finance Appropriations Committee approves 19-0 the request for $3 million supplementary budget request of the Idaho Department of Correction. Currently, roughly 30% of prisoners  or about 2,500 individuals are infected with the virus with the cost of treatment costing as much as $62,000 per inmate.

 

For more information, see https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/idaho/articles/2018-01-18/state-budget-panel-oks-3m-for-inmate-hepatitis-c-cure

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