Three years after East Baton Rouge privatized jail health care, inmate death rate remains high
The Advocate
In August 2015 a group of nurses at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison described dire staffing shortages and inadequate mental health services that advocates blamed for an outsized inmate death rate in the jail. As a result, the parish Metro Council, contracted with CorrectHealth. But advocates, have so far been skeptical about CorrectHealth's accomplishments because people are still dying — double the national average. CorrectHealth 's internal investigations into the deaths are being withheld from public view.