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Supervisors shift funds back to health care for inmates
The Desert Sun

Budget cutbacks have forced Riverside County to rely on sheriffs’ deputies and emergency rooms to cover gaps in the jails’ health care system.

But after a grand jury report warned the funding reductions meant Riverside County wasn’t complying with state regulations, supervisors are changing course and reinvesting in the jails’ health care system.

Their decision means every county jail will again have medical professionals to diagnose and treat inmates.