Correctional Healthcare Companies Win Muscogee County Contract

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.

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California Inmate Hunger Strike Continues

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).

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Ohio Sheriff is Committed to Providing Quality Health Care for Jail Detainees

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.”

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Arizona Department of Corrections Privatizes Health Care

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.

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NaphCare Lands New Medical Service Contracts

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.

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