TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials announced Friday that they had signed a new contract for medical services at prisons amid mounting frustrations with the current health care provider.
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.
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