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East Baton Rouge prison to get private health care company

6 months 16 hours 58 minutes ago November 23, 2016 Nov 23, 2016 Wednesday, November 23 2016 November 23, 2016 8:21 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: AP News

BATON ROUGE - A private company will start running the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison's health care operations next year.

The Advocate reports the possibility of privatizing the prison's medical operations has been on the table for months now, but a group of prison health care workers helped to stall the process after telling Metro Council members they were getting a bad deal. But on Tuesday, the Metro Council approved a contract to privatize the prison's health care.

CorrectHealth LLC will take over prison medical operations on Jan. 1.

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