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Kansas reduces payments to prison health care company


February 28, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is paying the company that provides health care to the state's prisons millions less than due under its contract because the company is not meeting performance standards, such as hiring enough nurses or health workers for the prisons.

The state currently has a $68.8 million contract with Tennessee-based Corizon Health but penalized the company $534,880 for not meeting performance standards in 2018, The Kansas News Service reported . It also cut $2.82 million in payments to Corizon because the company didn't provide the required number of employees and work hours...

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