Kansas changes prison health providers amid ongoing concerns
April 17, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials announced Friday that they had signed a new contract for medical services at prisons as frustrations mount with the current health care provider amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The Kansas Department of Corrections said in a news release that it awarded Centurion of Kansas LLC a two-year contract that begins July 1. The contract can be extended to 2026.
The announcement comes a week after Gov. Laura Kelly criticized the health care provided in the state's prisons by Tennessee-based Corizon Health. That contract will expire June 30.
"Inmates and staff are...