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Prison Legal News - Featured Article
Prison Legal News - Featured Article
Corizon Needs a Checkup: Problems with Privatized Correctional Healthcare

by Greg Dober

Corizon, the nation’s largest for-profit medical services provider for prisons, jails and other detention facilities, was formed in June 2011 through the merger of Prison Health Services (PHS) and Correctional Medical Services (CMS).
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