- Associated Press - Thursday, September 25, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York’s attorney general has reached agreement with the medical contractor for 13 upstate jails requiring restitution for future understaffing.

Under the agreement, Correctional Medical Care Inc. of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, will also pay $100,000 to Tioga County and $100,000 in a civil penalty to the attorney general’s office.

Its investigation in Tioga and Monroe counties concludes the company understaffed facilities and shifted work hours from doctors and dentists to lower-wage staff.

Monroe County previously received $340,017 in restitution.

The investigation follows an earlier state probe of six inmate deaths at five jails from 2009 to 2012 finding “egregious lapses in medical care” in each.

A call to the company was not immediately returned.

The other counties are Albany, Broome, Dutchess, Oneida, Ontario, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Ulster and Warren.

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