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Another Jail Tries Private Health Contract

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Osceola County commissioners approved a five-year contract with a private health care company for county jail inmates, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

The contract with Miami-based Armor Correctional Health Services is expected to cost $21.8 million and save the county $677,000 over five years, the Sentinel reports. Armor provides health care at 16 other county jails, but recently was dumped by Hillsborough County after nine years, according to the Sentinel.