Corizon expands Missouri contract valued at $1.1B

Three-year renewal will include behavioral health services

Prison health care company Corizon announced today it has landed another three-year contract with the Missouri Department of Corrections and will expand services to include behavioral health.

The contract also includes four potential one-year renewals and is valued at $1.1 billion over the seven-year term. The Brentwood-based company has provided services in Missouri for 22 years, including medical, dental, pharmacy and mental health.

"As a clinically focused health care provider, we are committed to meeting patient needs, and this contract bears witness to the results," Dr. Woodrow A. Myers Jr. (pictured), Corizon CEO, said in a release. "We value our partnership with the Missouri DOC and work hard daily to earn their confidence. I am very proud of our team and look forward to providing quality health care to every patient in the Missouri system."

Today's news comes three months after Corizon announced it has been awarded a $100 million contract to provide medical services to the Fresno (Calif.) County Jail. Read more here.