MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee
County auditors have started an investigation into medical care at
the county jail where four people have died in recent months.
Jerry Heer says his staff will investigate whether Armor
Correctional Health Services is meeting the requirements for medical
care. Amor contracts with the county to provide care at the
Milwaukee County Jail and the House of Correction.
chairman Theodore Lipscomb Sr. recently requested an audit for both
jails after a news outlet detailed Armor's staffing and performance
issues in light of the four deaths.
County Jail, run by Sheriff David Clarke, holds about 950 inmates
daily. The House of Correction, run by county officials, has about
1,250 on a daily basis. The deaths, including a newborn, are under