What is interesting is that despite decades of abuse, corruption and fraud, the government entities that contract with for-profit prison medical providers still fail to adequately monitor and audit their performance. Even after repeated contractual violations, if one company’s contract is canceled or expires, the government typically awards the contract to another corporation with similar performance problems. Besides Corizon, other prison medical care companies include Wexford Health Sources, Centurion, NaphCare, Armor Correctional Health Services, Correct Care Solutions and Conmed Health Management.
The notion that such companies should actually be required to provide the medical services for which they are being paid with taxpayer dollars seems alien to the government officials who enter into these contracts. If anyone has information on services that are being contracted by corrections agencies but not being performed by medical care providers or other private prison companies, please contact us with details.
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