- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) - A state commission says an inmate’s death at a Long Island jail last year may have been prevented.

Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/1WEfTXh ) that the Commission of Correction’s report criticizes Nassau jail officials and the private health care contractor in the death of 47-year-old Kevin Brown. The report was obtained under an open records request.

The report says Brown’s death could have been prevented if he had received proper medical care and supervision. The findings indicate that Brown died of heart failure.

It says Armor Correctional Health Services’ deficient care resulted in mismanaged diagnoses. The report also says Armor was negligent because Brown wasn’t seen by a doctor after two seizure episodes.

A county attorney says the county takes the allegations seriously. Armor says its providers serve with “skill and dedication.”

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com


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