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Meet the Medical Company Making $1.4 Billion a Year Off Sick Prisoners
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of The Nation

The Nation, October 8, 2013
Posted: December 17th, 2013

The healthcare provider Corizon makes an estimated $1.4 billion off sick prisoners every year. With profits like those, you would think it was actually treating prisoners. But in states that are using Corizon to provide healthcare in their prisonsand right now twenty-nine aremedical neglect and abuse run rampant. Corizons attitude toward the debilitating virus Hepatitis C is especially alarming: They just dont treat it. Last year alone, no fewer than seven sick prisoners died at Metro Corrections, a jail in Louisville, Kentucky, while on Corizons watch. The company made headlines when six employees quit their jobs, according to local press, amid an investigation by the jail that found that the workers may have contributed to two of the deaths. This summer, it was announced that the contract between Corizon and the city would not be renewed. The Nations Liliana Segura gives an overview of the massive scope of the crisis of companies profiting off mass incarceration: With 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States, she writes, prisons are big business.

Note: For a video exposing this craziness, click here. Corizon is just one of the many powerful entities getting rich off mass incarceration. Meet the other Prison Profiteers and take action to fight their abuses at For more on corruption in the government-prison-industrial complex, see the deeply revealing reports from reliable major media sources available here.

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