Maine to Examine Prison Health Care

AUGUSTA, Maine — Concerns over prison health care have prompted Maine legislators to approve an Office of Program Evaluation & Government Accountability (OPEGA) review of the state’s prison health system.

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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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