The story of Mario Martinez, who died from something his family says could have been stopped by a simple medical procedure; a procedure they say even multiple court orders couldn’t get him–because he was in jail. We look into a for-profit healthcare company that was supposed to care for him, the public officials it contributes money to, and the patients who can’t go anywhere else for care. But first: Investigative journalist Gareth Porter with the inside story of the Iran nuclear negotiations that are facing their final test in Congress right now.
- Gareth Porter, investigative journalist and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, as well as an article just out in The Nation giving a behind-the scenes account of how US-Iran nuclear talks unfolded, based on interviews with Iranian sources close to the talks.
- Tanti Martinez, whose son, Mario, died in Santa Rita Jail.
- Greg Ahern, Sheriff of Alameda County
- Dennis Dugan, organizer with National Union of Healthcare Workers, which represents most of the medical staff employed employed by Corizon at Santa Rita jail.
- Pastor Michael McBride, national director for the Lifelines to Healing Campaign at People Improving Communities through Organizing, or PICO.
Hosted and reported by Brian Edwards-Tiekert; produced by Linda Khoury, with help from Sophie Becker.