The Duval County jail’s former medical provider has landed itself back in court — this time for failing to pay the first sum in a wrongful-death settlement.
So far this year, 11 people have died in Duval County jail, marking the fourth year in a row the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has seen double-digit deaths at the jail under a private medical provider.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office cited a slew of contract violations by Armor Correctional Health Services as a reason for canceling its second contract with the company years before it was set to expire.
Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters shook up his senior command staff over the last month, asking for the resignations or demotions of three jail officials after The Tributary’s reporting uncovered unsafe medical conditions in the Duval jail, according to a source familiar with the matter.