Minority business advocates to rally in support of prison health-care contract


Advocates for the minority business community in D.C. are scheduled to rally in favor of a prison health-care contract that has uncovered divisions among city authority figures. Mayor Muriel Bowser has requested the D.C. Council to approve a contract with Corizon Health to provide free health services to the city’s inmates. Many council members are vehemently against the contract, citing litigation and grievances about Corizon in other states. Corizon is the nation’s largest for-profit correctional health provider and is currently under scrutiny after losing five state prison contracts. For the District of Columbia contract, Corizon would collaborate with a local D.C. firm. Local proprietors and their supporters will rally on Tuesday in favor of the deal, stating that it would greatly benefit the city’s economy and conserve taxpayer dollars.


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