The cost to treat inmates with hepatitis C is expected to soar as much as 380 percent next year, according to the Texas Tribune. Inmates are among those most prone to contract hepatitis C virus (HCV), with the ubiquity of illicit prison tattoos and the tendency of criminals toward risky behaviors. Legislators, already facing a strained budget, will have to find millions more dollars to pay for this care.

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