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In January 2017, inmates at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center in Tennessee sued the state and CoreCivic (formerly called Corrections Corporation of America), which operates the prison. Their lawsuit alleged that understaffing led to inadequate medical care for inmates with diabetes. The complaint was filed by three inmates incarcerated at the Trousdale Turner facility. The plaintiffs seek class-action status for the complaint because they allege that about 60 inmates at the Trousdale Turner facility have diabetes.

The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) responded to the complaint in early February 2017. It denied that all the named plaintiffs were currently . . .

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