City-parish seeks to speed up prison health care privatization plan after doctor quits

An image of a prisoner in jail. The city-parish is seeking to speed up its plans to privatize medical services in the parish prison. (iStockphoto)
Editors note: This story has been updated since original publication to clarify comments made by Parish Attorney Lea Anne Batson.  Mayor Kip Holden’s office is speeding up its plan to hire a pr…

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