The mother of a man who died in jail after being given a medication he was allergic to is suing the private company that handles inmate health care for the Douglas County Jail.

The company, Atlanta-based Correct­Health, was hired by the jail in 2011 shortly after the county paid nearly $1 million to settle the case of an inmate who died of kidney failure at the jail. The company’s website says it started in 2000 and manages inmate health care in Georgia, Louisiana and elsewhere. CorrectHealth’s chief legal officer, Stacy Blackman, could not be reached for comment..

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