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Vacaville’s California Medical Facility: The ‘gold standard’ for prison medical care in California

The federal receiver in charge of prison medicine considers one facility the gold standard for inmate care.

The California Medical Facility looks and feels different than other state prisons. The halls are wider to ease the way for inmates in wheelchairs. Those halls are busier, too. The prison’s chief medical officer, Dr. Joseph Bick, says that’s because most of these prisoners pose little security risk.