New Florida prison privatization effort challenged

“Lawyers for two public employee unions urged a judge Wednesday to block the state’s attempt to privatize health care in Florida’s prisons, saying a provision in the state budget that authorized the outsourcing has expired.

Gov. Rick Scott’s administration contends the Department of Corrections doesn’t need the budget provision to sign contracts with private companies for health services currently provided by nearly 3,000 state employees.”

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/florida-prison-privatization-effort-challenged-195219642–finance.html?_esi=1

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