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Idaho Prison Left Without Enough Inmate Meds

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho prison officials say they had to have thousands of dollars’ worth of medications shipped overnight to the state’s largest prison after the former operator, Corrections Corporation of America, left the facility without a promised 8-day supply of inmate medications.

IDOC officials also say they discovered that some chronically ill inmates went without needed medical care and that some records were missing when they assumed control of the prison last month.

But CCA officials say those claims are without merit and don’t match the condition of the facility CCA handed over to the state.

CCA spokesman Steve Owens also says no one from the Idaho Department of Correction has contacted the Nashville, Tennessee-based company to communicate any concerns. The IDOC Board will discuss the issue during a meeting on Wednesday.

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