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In a stunning blunder, the city’s Department of Correction failed to do criminal background checks on hundreds of health-care workers at Rikers Island since 2008, sources told The Post.
Instead, the beleaguered agency let stacks of fingerprint cards provided by medical contractor Corizon Health pile up on a desk in a human-resources office.
It was the city’s responsibility to process the ink-on-paper fingerprints as part of a deal reached when Corizon first started providing health services to the jails in 2008, sources said.
“The prints they gave Correction clearly should have been processed,” said one source familiar with the snafu.
“They [Corizon officials] were relying on the city to do criminal background checks. The cards sat there in a pile, some of them possibly for as many as seven years.”
The jaw-dropping lapse in security protocol is expected to be detailed in an upcoming report by the commissioner of the Department of Investigation, who has criticized Corizon for its poor vetting of employees.
A few weeks ago, a Corizon clerk was caught bringing a razor into the prison. Only then did a background check show he had a kidnapping rap on his record.
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