If a panel of legislative money managers approves a $58 million plan to privatize medical services in Florida prisons on Wednesday, the issue will quickly land in court.
A lawyer for the union representing about 3,000 employees affected by the privatization said Tuesday the pending decision is on shaky legal ground. And an American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees lobbyist predicted privatization won't really save money -- and will result in low-quality health services for inmates.
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