Shepherd Hills is now facing threats of losing millions of dollars of federal funding, while 19 other PruittHealth facilities that have also received one- or two-star ratings are being scrutinized. But hey, by the time you're old enough to need nursing care, we're sure a brand-new sleazy hell house chain will be around to welcome you through its nightmare gates.
If You Absolutely Have To Go To Jail, Don't Go In Venezuela
Venezuela's Sabaneta Prison was built to hold 700 prisoners. Today it's bursting at the seams with 3,700. Shockingly, that creates violence and disarray! In 2013, gang violence led to 15 inmates being dismembered and beheaded. The year before, there was a shootout. Between the prisoners. If you're wondering how they managed that, well, it's pretty easy to smuggle in guns, drugs, and even bombs when the guards are outnumbered to the point where they're basically a formality.
Two weeks after the beheading incident, the government decided that they should take a gander at the prisons they fund. A security sweep in Sabaneta found 22,767 rounds of ammunition, 105 firearms, 75 knives, five grenades, two mortars, and tear gas. To an enthusiastic NRA member, that's nothing but a romantic night at home, but the government was appalled and announced an official investigation into the smuggling. Because while prisons around the world will tolerate shivs, once you introduce mortars, it starts to sound too much like the plot of a bad video game.