In Madison County, Alabama, a jail inmate died naked, on the floor of his cell from untreated gangrene. In 2008, in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, jail inmates went for weeks without their prescription medications. In 2011, a Wayne County, Tennessee, inmate died after being denied his medications for 11 days. In 2011, a Bureau County, Illinois jail inmate was denied his HIV medications for a week. The common thread here? Each jail had contracted with a large, private health care company to provide health care in the jails.