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Jul 3, 2017

Good healthcare is a problem for many Americans, especially if you are poor … and especially if you are in jail. And, of course, it becomes even more complicated if you are a woman and pregnant. One doctor spent six years caring for female inmates at the San Francisco jail. During that time she learned first-hand about the complexities and contradictions of care in a punitive institution. On this week's Perspective program, she makes the point that jail healthcare is often a symptom of social failure.  

Guest: Dr. Carolyn Sufrin is the author of "Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women Behind Bars." Sufrin is a medical anthropologist and an obstetrician-gynecologist at Johns-Hopkins University School of Medicine.  

Perspective is a weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has been continuously produced for radio stations across the nation by K-State for well over six decades. The program has included interviews with dignitaries, authors and thought leaders from around the world. Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.