Two former PrimeCare Medical Inc. employees who worked at the Northumberland County Prison claim the company falsified medical records and withheld or provided wrong medication to inmates. The Lewisburg Prison Project filed a class-action lawsuit against Northumberland County over inadequate medical care and housing conditions in 2010 and led to the hiring of PrimeCare. Dave Sprout, a paralegal for the Lewisburg Prison Project, said his agency had no part in selecting PrimeCare. "We just wanted someone reputable," he said, adding that he was surprised to learn of the allegations against the company that provides medical services to about 18,000 inmates.
A settlement was reached in a class-action lawsuit filed by the Lewisburg Prison Project that challenged conditions at the Northumberland County Prison. The suit was filed in February 2008 on behalf of 12 prisoners by the Lewisburg Prison
Project. Several officials have disputed claims that the facility was unsafe and failed to provide proper medical care. Both parties agreed that a settlement would be the best result ad the County Commissioners approved a settlement agreement. The proposed settlement was approved by the district court.