Authors: Beth Boone

Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is looking forward to participating at the American Jail Association’s 38th Annual Conference and Jail Expo 2019 on May 18-22, 2019. As a first-time exhibitor at this conference, Hall Booth Smith is thrilled to join and meet attendees in Louisville, Kentucky. Hall Booth Smith defends correctional healthcare providers, correctional officers and local government clients throughout the Southeast. Hall Booth Smith attorneys are frequent presenters at

Hall Booth Smith, P.C., was a participant at the recent National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) Mental Healthcare Conference in Hollywood, California, on July 15-16, 2018. Partner and Correctional Healthcare Practice Group team member Stephanie Amiotte, led a round-table breakfast discussion on legal issues, and presented on the Perils and Pitfalls of Medical Documentation. Hall Booth Smith, P.C., remains committed to industry events such as those sponsored

On March 24, 2018, Hall Booth Smith, PC, Partner Beth Boone presented at the 2018 American College of Correctional Physicians Spring Educational Conference in Houston, Texas. The AACP is the only membership organization committed solely to the professional development and fellowship for correctional physicians, providing a venue of advocacy for the correctional physicians and their patients. AACP members are united for the goal of improving public health by examining issues

Written by: Beth Boone, Esq.  and Steven P. Bristol, Esq. Incarceration is big business in the United States, with costs to taxpayers estimated at over $80 billion dollars per year for the estimated 2.2 million individuals in custody. From county jails to state prisons, correctional healthcare providers are in the news daily, from questions and concerns regarding the expenses of jail and prison healthcare contracts to inmates alleging indifference to their medical

Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. So, you have a restraint chair policy. Quite often, our healthcare policies are two-fold, one part governing law enforcement initiated restraints, the other dictating a different set of rules for the medically initiated restraint situations. This quick blog raises the question of why ever it is that today there would be a difference in the rounding requirements for these two scenarios. Institutional policies vary across

Written by: Jennifer Herzog, Esq. & Nick Kinsley The 7th Circuit, sitting en banc, recently decided a case involving the issue of deliberate indifference and the Eighth Amendment in regard to correctional healthcare in which the majority and dissent articulate two very different approaches.  In Petties v. Carter,[1] the plaintiff, Tyrone Petties, ruptured his Achilles tendon while at the Stateville Correctional Facility.  Dr. Imhotep Carter, a co-defendant in the case, followed some, but

Written by: Beth Boone, Esq. Hall Booth Smith, PC (HBS) proudly participated in several national correctional and correctional health care conferences in 2016, including exhibiting at the American Correctional Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, in January 2016, and the ACA’s Congress of Correction in Boston, Massachusetts, in August 2016. Additionally, HBS attended and exhibited at the National Commission on Correctional Health Care’s Spring Conference at the Opryland Hotel in

Written by: Jennifer Dorminey Herzog, Esq. Between 1990 and 2011, the Georgia adult prison population more than doubled to nearly 56,000 inmates.[i]   Georgia’s incarceration rate in 2011 – 1 in 70 adults behind bars – was the fourth highest in the nation.  Meanwhile, the state’s recidivism rate hovered at roughly 30% for a decade.[ii]   To attempt to address the problem, the legislature created the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform (initially known

Written By: Beth Boone It seems that there are almost daily reports of encounters between law enforcement and mentally ill individuals, some with devastatingly fatal consequences for the families who initiate the contact by calling for assistance with their loved one, and conversely, often dangerous situations for the police in responding to the same. But what happens after the arrest of these individuals is generally not as publicized. The