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Another Jail Tries Private Health Contract

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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

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.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.