Patients have a hard time accessing hepatitis C treatment in prison.
Johanna Hudnall is fighting to get treated for a disease she’s had for two decades.
The 51-year-old female inmate in Nevada’s Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center says she isn’t getting the treatment she needs to battle hepatitis C, a disease that can be fatal if left untreated. Hudnall is frustrated because in recent years drugs have emerged that have a high rate of successfully curing people of hepatitis C, which can lead to liver failure.
So far, she’s been unable to access that care as a Nevada inmate, reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
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