While I was reading the profile of Morse Bickham in Holding on, I came across questioning myself what are the issues of the health-care in prison. Then I did research on the health-care issues in prison. There are 2,019,234 people in prison. Those people held in correctional facilities across the country suffer a much higher rate of serious and chronic illness than the general population does. Inmates are overcrowded and the health-care doesn't cover all of them. “In federal, state and local jails, 38.5 percent of inmates, 42.8 percent of inmates and 38.7 percent of inmates, respectively, had a chronic medical condition”. Also, as the inmates grow older and sicker the cost of health-care rise. Inmates over 65 had medical cost of $8,500 when compared to the younger inmates whose medical cost were $950.