Corizon under fire for mass layoffs at Alameda County’s jails

January 8th, 2016

Corizon, the notorious for-profit corporation that provides healthcare services to inmates at Alameda County’s jails, is under fire abruptly laying off 49 licensed vocational nurses — with no one to replace them.

According to the LVNs and RNs still working, the mass layoffs have led to chaos in the two facilities, Dublin’s Santa Rita Jail and Oakland’s Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility. Healthcare staff are being compelled to work double shifts and take on extra assignments at an unsustainable pace. They’re tired, they’re burned out, and it’s putting inmates at risk.

The mass layoffs have generated press coverage throughout the Bay Area. Click here for the Contra Costa Times story and here for the San Francisco Chronicle story. Reports were also aired on KTVU Fox 2, ABC 7, KQED radio, and KALW radio, and more media stories are in the works.