Auditors claim inmates had access to patient Social Security numbers

Tricia Bishop reports:

A Maryland corrections division that provides inmate labor has backed out of a data entry contract with the health department after state auditors found that prisoners had access to some patients’ personal information, which was supposed to have been redacted from documents, but occasionally wasn’t.

The findings were included in a Legislative Services report made public Tuesday, three months after Maryland Correctional Enterprises, an industry arm of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, ceased providing the services to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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