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09/25/2014 03:31 pm ET Updated Sep 25, 2014

New York City Renewed Contracts With Rikers Health Provider Despite 4 Inmate Deaths

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NEW YORK CITY — State investigators admonished the medical provider for New York's jails and prisons on four separate occasions after Rikers Island inmates in its care died — yet government officials still repeatedly renewed its contract, DNAinfo New York has learned.

The New York State Commission of Correction, which is responsible for setting and overseeing standards for the state's correctional facilities, ordered the provider, Corizon, to review its treatment practices four times between 2010 and 2012, each time prompted by a different inmate death, according to records obtained by DNAinfo under a Freedom of Information Law request.

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