- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has settled a lawsuit against the Nassau County jail’s medical provider that accused the company of repeatedly denying inmates adequate medical care.

Schneiderman says Armor Correctional Health Services will pay a $350,000 fine to settle the claim. The Florida-based vendor will also be prohibited from bidding on Nassau jail medical contracts for three years.

Armor didn’t admit “any wrongdoing or liability” as part of the settlement filed Tuesday in State Supreme Court in Manhattan.

The lawsuit followed a report last year by the state Commission of Correction that found Armor provided inadequate care in the deaths of five Nassau jail inmates.

In a statement, Armor said it was “exceptionally proud” of its caregivers for the dedication and passion they “demonstrated under challenging circumstances.”

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