Corizon Health contracts (Fresno County DPH)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Fresno County Department of Public Health of Fresno County, CA.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all contracts entered into with Corizon Health for services within the jurisdiction of this agency

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The documents being requested are a vital component of an ongoing journalistic investigation of public-private corrections partnerships, a critical element in the current discussion of our criminal justice system. The materials will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at and will by analyzed and contextualized by a representative of the news media/press. This request is made in the process of news gathering and is not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Shaw, Stephanie

Good Afternoon,
All county contracts are available through the Fresno County Board of Supervisors website.
Below is the link to the agenda item and contract with Corizon Health

Conduct public hearing to consider proposed reductions in the Department of Public Health Adopted FY 2013-14 Budget; approve and authorize Chairman to execute Agreement with Corizon Health, Inc., for provision of comprehensive medical and behavioral health care services to adult inmates and juvenile wards at County's Correctional Health Facilities, effective March 25, 2014 through June 30, 2019 ($98,791,318)(4/5); Approve Salary Resolution Amendment for the Departments of Public Health and Behavioral Health as shown on Appendix 'D", on file with the Clerk to the Board, effective June 23, 2014<>

Stephanie Shaw
Executive Secretary
Fresno County Department of Public Health, Stop 147
Ph. 559-600-6405 – Fax 559-600-7687<>

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From: Scharnhorst, Karen

Hello Ms. Lipton,

Per your 8/6/2015 request for copies of any contracts that we currently have with Corizon Health, we have one Agreement with Corizon and one Amendment to that Agreement. The attached files comprise the entirety of our contracts with Corizon Health. Thank you.

Karen Scharnhorst
Staff Analyst
County of Fresno
Department of Public Health (MS #147)
Phone: (559) 600-7090 or 600-6431
Fax: (559) 600-7687<>

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Scharnhorst,

Thank you so much for your response to this!

Have a lovely afternoon,