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State wants control over inmates’ health care
By Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer

A state lawyer argued Wednesday that California should regain control of its prison health care system, saying a federal judge had no authority to appoint a receiver to run inmates’ treatment in 2006. The argument drew a skeptical response from a federal appeals judge, who noted that California has argued before a different court that there was no need to reduce the prison population to improve health care because the receiver was in charge of the system.