Arizona Prisons

In an order issued Thursday, a Federal judge gave further guidance to an independent monitor who is tasked with reviewing the state’s prison health care system
Jan. 31, 2019
Jose Vallejo
Jose Vallejo worked for Corizon Health in the Arizona Department of Corrections for two years. He alleges the company is violating state regulations, purposefully misleading state auditors, and putting patient lives at risk.
Jan. 23, 2019
Arizona Department of Corrections building
An Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) press release dated Jan. 18 says Centurion Of Arizona will take over the contract to provide health care at the state prisons July 1. ADC says it reviewed five bid proposals "and concluded Centurion’s offer to be the most competitive and in the state’s best interest."
Jan. 19, 2019
Federal Courthouse in downtown Phoenix.
On Thursday, in her first hearing with attorneys from both parties in the Parsons vs. Ryan prison health care settlement, Judge Roslyn Silver asked representatives for the state and the inmates to discuss the merits of selecting an independent monitor.
Dec. 6, 2018
prison cells at Arizona State Prison Complex
Judge Roslyn Silver denied the state's motion to stay orders from retired Judge David Duncan in the Parsons vs. Ryan settlement on Thursday. Judge Silver called the orders "appropriate because of the continued harm the class experiences" and set a status hearing for Dec. 6.
Nov. 15, 2018
Arizona Department of Corrections
Scabies outbreaks at the Tucson and Douglas prisons infected close to 100 people. Inmates initially received no treatment during the first complaints.
Oct. 26, 2018
Letters recently sent from two inmates at the Lumley unit in Arizona State Prison Complex – Perryville to the American Friends Service Committee allege the prison has been running out of toilet paper, leaving them to use pads and wash rags.
Oct. 10, 2018
Corizon logo
The Phoenix Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit in federal court against Arizona’s prison health care contractor, Corizon Health, alleging discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
Sep. 24, 2018
prison cells at Arizona State Prison Complex
After four and a half years, the Parson vs. Ryan prison health care settlement continues to drag on in federal court. The case is now on its second judge.
Sep. 6, 2018
Arizona Department of Corrections building
On Saturday attorneys for the state filed a notice of appeal in the Parsons vs. Ryan prison health care settlement, indicating they would challenge Magistrate Judge David Duncan’s contempt order, sanction and additional oversight measures.
Jul. 23, 2018
Arizona Department of Corrections building
A federal judge has fined Arizona $1.4 million for failing to meet health care standards in state prisons. In an order filed Friday, Magistrate Judge David Duncan wrote that the state had “turned to a private contractor which has been unable to meet the prisoner’s health care needs.”
On The Inside: The Chaos Of Arizona Prison Health Care
Jun. 22, 2018
Prison Cell
A joint legislative budget committee gave its approval for an increase in funding for Arizona prison health care despite several members expressing concern over a lack of details.
Jun. 20, 2018
Mental health unit
A federal judge is hearing testimony and evaluating evidence as he attempts to assess the validity of a state-run monitoring system overseeing the state’s prison health care contract.
Jun. 19, 2018
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A Corizon Health employee working in a state prison raised questions about the validity of the state-run program monitoring Arizona’s prison health care provider.
Jun. 4, 2018
prison cells at Arizona State Prison Complex
The testimony of counselor Angela Fischer calls the Arizona prison health care monitoring system into question. She talked about her experiences at hearing in the Parsons vs. Ryan prison health care settlement in federal court on Thursday.
Special Report: The Chaos Of Arizona Prison Health Care
Jun. 1, 2018
Prison Cell
For more than three years, the state of Arizona has been trying to live up to a settlement agreement between the Department of Corrections and people in state prisons.
May. 31, 2018
Prison Cell
Judge David Duncan said continued failures show the prison health care system, operated by the state’s contractor Corizon Health, is stretched too thin.
May. 10, 2018
corizon contract
The Arizona Department of Corrections has extended its prison health care contract with Corizon Health. ADC and its contractor are under fire in federal court for failing to meet health care performance benchmarks.
May. 8, 2018
prison cells at Arizona State Prison Complex
Magistrate Judge David Duncan called the motion a “meritless distraction.”
May. 4, 2018
More documents and testimony were released Friday from Angela Fischer, who claims she quit Corizon Health to disclose poor health care conditions and wrongdoing in Arizona state prisons.
On The Inside: The Chaos Of Arizona Prison Health Care →
Apr. 13, 2018

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