Another Florida jail tries private health contract

October 13, 2014

Osceola County commissioners approved a five-year contract with a private healthcare company for county jail inmates, The Orlando Sentinel reports. The contract with Miami-based Armor Correctional Health Services is expected to cost $21.8 million and save the county $677,000 over five years. Armor provides healthcare at 16 other county jails, but recently was dumped by Hillsborough County after nine years.