California Judges Rule on Inmate Health Care Suit

SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against an inmate who sued the state for damages for denial of health care. Though the 11-judge court was divided, the majority defended their position on the grounds that the state has failed to provide enough funding for both medical staff and supplies.

Read more

NJ Juvenile Detention Facility Wins National Recognition

NEWARK, N.J. — The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) has named the Essex County Juvenile Detention Facility its Facility of the Year for 2013. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced the prestigious award, which recognizes excellence in health services delivery, correctional health care professionalism, commitment to continuity of health services and continual quality improvement.

Read more

Conmed Signs New Contract in Howard County, Maryland

HANOVER, Md. — Conmed Healthcare Management, Inc., a provider of correctional facility healthcare services to county detention centers, announced in May it signed an agreement with Howard County, Md., for a one-year term with options for nine one-year extensions.

Effective July 1, 2012, this new contract is expected to generate more than $16 million for Conmed from the initial annual rate of $1.6 million plus annual price increases based on the Consumer Price Index.

Read more