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California Legislative Analyst Office says state must reel in prison medical costs
Southern California Public Radio

A new report from California’s Legislative Analyst Office says that reeling in prison medical costs would help sustain improvements when the state resumes control.

Seven years ago, investigators found that an inmate a week was dying from medical neglect in California prisons. That got a federal judge to strip control of prison medical care from the state — and hire a receiver to fix it.