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Inmate deaths prompt new system

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The death of two inmates has prompted plans of a checks and balance system.

For the first time, the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections will soon accept proposals for a healthcare compliance monitor to ensure prisoners are getting proper medical care.

The monitor will develop an audit process with a goal to meet the reasonable healthcare needs of those behind bars at LMDC.

An ongoing investigation found errors on the part of some Corizon Correctional Healthcare employees, which may have contributed to the two deaths in 2012.

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