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As Florida continues to deal with an opioid crisis, state corrections officials are moving ahead on a plan to cut substance-abuse services to make up a shortfall in health-care funding for the prison system.

State Looking For Prison Health Answers

Dec 2, 2015
Associated Press

Florida prisons chief Julie Jones is considering hiring temp agencies to fill in the gap after Corizon Health officials decided to walk away from the largest prison health-care contract in the country.


What has changed at a North Central Florida prison since life threatening conditions were found?

Health care at the Florida Women’s Reception Center in Ocala was found to be life threatening, according to an audit. Health Reporter Abe Aboraya broke the story about the audit and spoke with Morning Edition Host Renata Sago.


An oversight board has declared a health care emergency at a Florida women’s prison, according to records obtained by WMFE.

Florida Department of Corrections

Florida Department of Corrections Chief Julie Jones said Wednesday she plans to renegotiate or rebid the state's private health care contracts, the Palm Beach Post reports. 

Prison privatization has been a contentious issue in Florida—even costing one Florida Department of Corrections’ Secretary his job. But, after the latest DOC head made some candid remarks on the topic, could she now be backtracking?

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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.

After a two-year legal fight, a private company will soon run Florida’s prison health care system, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Tennessee-based Corizon Inc., the country’s largest private provider of inmate care, will take over Aug. 1. State workers who lose their jobs can apply to work for the private company but will lose state pensions and benefits.