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California begins to regain control of prison health care
The Mercury News

California on Monday began regaining responsibility for its prison health care system after nearly a decade of federal control and billions of dollars in improvements.

A court-appointed receiver returned medical care at Folsom State Prison to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the first of many steps toward ending a long-running lawsuit.

“Basically, what I saw at Folsom was a reasonably well-functioning health care system in a prison context,” receiver J. Clark Kelso said in a telephone interview.