NYC renews big Corizon deal

Rikers Island contract was worth $118M in 2010

UPDATE: Company officials say the new Rikers contract is worth about $130 million per year and includes a new facility in Brooklyn.

Prison health care provider Corizon has been awarded a contract extension by New York City health officials. The Brentwood-based company will continue to provide medical services to about 11,000 inmates in the city’s Rikers Island system.

Corizon, the former America Service Group, has been working at Rikers since 2001. Its latest contract is for three years and comes with one three-year renewal opportunity. In their latest annual report as a public company in 2010, America Service executives said the contract was worth about $118 million per year. Corizon spokespeople did not respond to a Monday email asking for the value of the extension.

“Our team on the ground in New York has continually provided excellent care and service at Rikers Island,” said Stuart Campbell, president and COO of Corizon. “With this new contract we will continue to meet and exceed expectations.”

Corizon’s work at Rikers includes medical, dental, pharmaceutical, diagnostic and chronic care as well as administrative, staffing, technology and management services. The company works with more than 271,000 inmates at 285 facilities in 29 states.