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AMERICA SERVICE GROUP ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION AND THREE NEW CONTRACTS

AMERICA SERVICE GROUP ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION AND THREE NEW CONTRACTS
 NEW CASTLE, Del., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- America Service Group Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: ASGR), a national provider of contracted health care services, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Omega Laboratories, Inc. of Mobile, Ala.
 Omega packages and sells pharmaceutical and related products primarily to physicians and to maritime vessels. The purchase price, including the assumption of liabilities, was approximately $750,000, subject to certain adjustments.
 Omega, a wholly owned subsidiary of Medical Advisory Systems, Inc. (MAS) of Owings, Md., was acquired through UniSource, Inc. a subsidiary of ASGR. Jeffrey A. Reasons, president and chief executive officer of ASGR, announced that Michael E. Kinkead, ASGR vice president of operations, will serve as president and chief executive officer of UniSource. In addition to continuing to operate Omega's existing business, UniSource will supply pharmaceuticals to other ASGR subsidiaries that are providing health care services to correctional institutions and other governmental facilities. Kinkead stated, "This is another step in our continuing efforts to reduce costs and increase operating efficiencies in the correctional health care market."
 Separately, ASGR announced that since the end of the second quarter, its subsidiary, Prison Health Services, Inc., had been awarded three new contracts with annual revenues totalling more than $5.5 million to deliver health care services to more than 2,500 inmates daily. The facilities are Pinellas County Jail (Clearwater), Florida; Chatham County Jail (Savannah), Georgia; and Wyandotte County Jail (Kansas City), Kansas.
 Reasons stated, "I am confident in the future success of our efforts in securing new business for our subsidiaries through increased privatization of health care for correctional and other governmental facilities.
 America Service Group Inc. trades as "ASGR" on the NASDAQ National System. Through its subsidiaries, Prison Health Services, Inc., and ASG Management Company, Inc., ASG contracts to provide comprehensive health care services to correctional facilities throughout the United States to federal government agencies.
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 /CONTACT: Margaret O. Harrison, CFO of America Service Group, 302-888-0200/
 (ASGR) CO: America Service Group Inc.; Omega Laboratories, Inc.; Prison Health
 Services, Inc. ST: Delaware, Alabama IN: HEA SU: TNM CON


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