Alabama Governor Proposes Prison Closures, Consolidation

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley in his Feb. 2 State of the State address in Montgomery announced plans to transform the state’s prison system.

Corizon Cancels Virginia Contract, Armor Steps In

Corizon Health of Brentwood, Tenn. will terminate its contract with the Virginia Department of Corrections effective Sept. 30.

Maine to Examine Prison Health Care

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. The Legislative Oversight Committee announced its decision after receiving a joint letter from several agencies outlining poor inmate health care experiences.

Private Health Care Meets Correctional Challenges

Private correctional health care services firm Wexford Health is helping some states manage their correctional health care services in the face of tight budgets while providing preventive care, says the company.

State Will Remodel Hospital For Prison Care

County officials have approved a $2 million contract to build a secure unit for prison inmates being treated at San Joaquin General Hospital.

Calif. Prison Receiver Spending in Question

A federal receiver appointed to improve inmate healthcare dramatically increased spending in California’s prisons but has so far failed to improve conditions for sick and injured convicts, a state Assembly committee has concluded.

Miami-Dade to Privatize Inmate Medical Care

By Helen Christophi
Jackson Health System has asked its subsidiary, Prison Health Services, to negotiate a contract to provide private healthcare services for inmates under the custody and control of the Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department.