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Jail Disease Screening

A federal court in Tennessee ruled against a group of inmates – who claim they contracted tuberculosis while housed at the jail – in their civil rights suit against the county relating to its disease-detection screening procedures. The inmates failed to establish a violation of their Eighth Amendment rights.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A federal court in Tennessee ruled against a group of inmates – who claim they contracted tuberculosis while housed at the jail – in their civil rights suit against the county relating to its disease-detection screening procedures. The inmates failed to establish a violation of their Eighth Amendment rights.

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