When the State of Arizona chose Wexler Health Services to supply the medical needs of inmates, taxpayers were supposed to save money, and the inmates were supposed to be cared for. Opps.
The Arizona Department of Corrections has just fined its own outsourcer $10,000 for both “wasting state resources” and for “improperly dispensing medicine.” The actual case stories are sickening (pun intended). The Pittsburgh-based company took over inmate care July 1 after winning a $349 million, three-year contract. The company plans to appeal the fine.