Bureau of Prisons switching kidney health formulas
American Indian and Alaska Native inmates eligible for medical release will be impacted.
The New York Times reported last week that the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) will soon (“next few months”) stop using a race-based calculation of kidney health that has been determined to be inaccurate by a growing number of health professionals who say it can lead to inequitable treatment and wrong diagnoses.
As the report notes, some judges continue to…
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