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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...

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