But, she added, "prisoners are virtually the only people in our society with a constitutional right to health care."

DETROIT -- Michigan will switch to HMOs to provide health care to the state's about 50,000 prisoners, Corrections Director Patricia Caruso says.

Caruso said she understands public resentment over free health care for prisoners when many honest people go uninsured.

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