- Associated Press - Saturday, September 16, 2017

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) - A state oversight agency has found that a former medical vendor for New York’s Nassau County jail failed to provide adequate treatment, directly resulting in the deaths of three inmates last year.

Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/2xqCZOW ) says the state Commission of Correction’s findings come as the county and the vendor fight lawsuits related to other Nassau inmate deaths.

Florida-based Armor Correctional Health Services insists that its staff did not contribute to the 2016 deaths of inmates William Satchell, Emanuel McElveen and Michael Cullum.

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In October, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman settled a lawsuit that accused the vendor of repeatedly denying inmates adequate medical care. Armor did not admit any wrongdoing or liability but was fined $350,000.


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

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