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Brunswick Co. owes $260K in unpaid medical bills for prisoners

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Brunswick County owes Correct Care Solutions $260,407 for unpaid medical bills for inmates in the Brunswick County Detention Center. Brunswick County owes Correct Care Solutions $260,407 for unpaid medical bills for inmates in the Brunswick County Detention Center.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Brunswick County owes Correct Care Solutions $260,407 for unpaid medical bills for inmates in the Brunswick County Detention Center.

Commissioners were just made aware of the bills, which date back from July 2010 to December 2011.

The money will be taken from the general fund and paid to Correct Care Solutions in full.

Commission Chair Phil Norris said the board was surprised when they learned of the charges.

"Nobody likes to have to come up with money that you weren't expecting to pay," Norris said. "It's a legitimate cost, so we have to pay it."

The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to move those funds after a 45 minute closed session discussion.

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