At least 64 long-term inmates in the county’s correctional system are probably thinking about transferring to the new Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Rehabilitation and Re-Entry facility, soon to open in Watsonville, Calif.Read more
COLUMBUS, Ga. — Correctional Healthcare Companies (CHC) has been contracted by Muscogee County, Ga., to provide health care services to the area’s two correctional facilities.
As the largest provider of medical services to county jails in the nation, CHC will address health care need at the 1,100-bed Muscogee County Jail as well as the 550-bed Muscogee County Prison. The company was tasked with finding health care solutions to accommodate the county’s unique inmate population.Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — More than a month has passed since thousands of inmates began a widespread hunger strike demanding an end to the use of Security Housing Units (SHUs) in correctional facilities under the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).Read more
BISMARK, N.D.—Inmates will soon move into the new North Dakota State Penitentiary with a state-of-the-art medical care facility and upgraded security system.Read more
WASHINGTON — As eligibility requirements take change, the 2014 implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will expand Medicaid to the nation’s current and former inmates, if states opt to expand.Read more
Sheriff Drew Alexander has Nearly 40 Years of Law Enforcement Experience, Having Spent the Last 11 Years as Sheriff
“In the decisions we make as law enforcement officers, we must always ask, ‘Is this decision ethical? Is it honest? After I make this decision, will others think of me as a person of integrity?’ That’s the standard. That’s the test.”Read more
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Corizon announced that it has been awarded the contract for health care services in Lane County, Ore., effective July 1, 2012.Read more
PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Corrections awarded a $349 million, three-year contract to Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Wexford Health Sources Inc. to privatize health care in Arizona’s state-run prisons.
The contract was approved by Corrections Director Charles Ryan and reviewed by Governor Jan Brewer before issued. The contract will be renewable for two additional years.Read more
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — NaphCare Inc. has reached an agreement with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department (SCSD) to manage medical services at the House of Corrections.
NaphCare is an independent provider of comprehensive correctional health care and corrections-based technology services. The new contract with SCSD will be effective immediately.Read more
SACRAMENTO — After suffering for years, the quality of health care in California’s prisons appears to be on the rise.
In 2006, a judge that poor medical care, whether due to neglect or malpractice, was contributing to the deaths of inmates. At the time, one inmate died on average each week.Read more