Inmate health care at Marion jail improves under community group
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Sheriff Ed Dean replaced PHS, a proprietary healthcare vendor for correctional institutions, with a newly formed local nonprofit organization called Ocala Community Care. The Marion County Jail is now one of the few jails in Florida with community-based inmate medical care. Sheriff Dean consulted with COCHS while laying the groundwork for the OCC. Data shows costs have been kept down while the quality of care has improved.