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Prison Health Provider Replaces Managers

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

The company that provides health care in state prisons across Florida has replaced two of its top-level 

  managers following a $67,500 fine by the Department of Corrections for a variety of issues, including improperly distributing psychotropic drugs and mistreating infections, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. Corizon Health Care has replaced its vice president overseeing the $229-million-a-year DOC contract, along with its chief clinical officer for the southeast region of Florida. DOC has already started looking for new vendors to handle health care at prisons; Corizon’s contract is set to expire in 2018. 

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