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Prison Health Care
4:06 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Alabama Signs New Inmate Health Contract

Alabama signs new inmate health care contract aimed at cutting costs.

Authorities say the Alabama Department of Corrections has agreed to a new health care contract for inmates with a Missouri-based company.


The contract is with Corizon Inc., formerly known as Correctional Medical Services.


Officials say the state will pay $224.7 million to Corizon over the next three years.


Sen. Arthur Orr's staff released a statement Thursday saying the contract would save $23.8 million over the next three years. Alabama lawmakers had sought significant reductions in the cost of health care costs for the state's 25,000 inmates.

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