Stateside's conversation with Roland Zullo, an assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan's Economic Growth Institute, and Marti Kay Sherry, who oversees the state's contract with Corizon Health for the Michigan Department of Corrections.
Last year, a state prisoner complained of chest pain and difficulty breathing. According to a Detroit Free Press report, 37-year-old John Stein at the Cotton Correctional Facility at Jackson went to the prison healthcare unit. A short time later, he was sent back to his cell. There, he collapsed and died.
A $50 million lawsuit has been filed against the Michigan Department of Corrections and a private company hired to handle inmate health care, Corizon Health.
Stateside's conversation with Dr. Arash Javanbakht, Director of the Stress, Trauma, and Anxiety Research Clinic at Wayne State University’s department of psychology, and Mohammed Alsaud, a research assistant at the clinic. Plus, an audio postcard from a yoga and movement therapy session.
After what is often years of waiting and paperwork, some refugees from desperate situations around the world are fortunate enough to be accepted into the U.S. But then what? If you’ve been in a war-torn area or are a victim of torture, you’re glad to be safe.
But you’re in a strange country. You might not speak English. You might be confused by government bureaucracy or an unfamiliar medical system. Then there’s a chance you’re suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or other mental health issues.