Another death at a Corizon Healthcare managed jail – Inmate collapses, dies at Polk County Jail


As Corizon healthcare grows, do more inmates die? We are researching that number now. How many deaths do we have to see before we start putting some oversight into the system. Independent oversight by someone who knows what to look for. Like me!

When I read about deaths of people in prison it touches me to the core. I lost many friends to the lack of prison health care. Understanding what is going on behind the scenes is what makes me an expert on prison and jail health care. Sadly, because the person who died was in a jail or prison the public usually ignores the death.

We at Lawton911 are hoping Sheriff Grady Judd does a full investigation into not only the instant death, but on how medical care is handled at the jail. The Sheriff runs the jail, so the question will he be, can he run an unbiased investigation? Let’s hope so.

As for the death of Mr. Lorenz, please don’t judge him. Only God can judge. I think of it this way, how would you feel if it was your relative, or someone you loved? How would you react? Remember, God loves us all.

Is Corizon healthcare doing everything they can to prevent this? Internal oversight is the most honorable thing a company can do. Will Corizon healthcare do that? It would probably help their bottom line and more important then that, be the right thing to do.

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Larry Lawton

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Inmate collapses, dies at Polk County Jail

The Associated Press

BARTOW, Fla. — Authorities say an inmate collapsed and died while waiting in line for lunch at a central Florida jail.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says 50-year-old Robert Joseph Lorenz began slumping over around noon Sunday. He was caught by a corrections officer and taken to the Polk County Jail infirmary. A sheriff’s report says Lorenz was unresponsive when he was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Orlando Sentinel ( reports Lorenz had been in jail for about a week. He was jailed for violating his probation on a petty theft charge.

According to a sheriff’s office report, Lorenz did not notify jail officials of any pre-existing conditions when he was booked.

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