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Lawmakers to probe prison health care staffing
Sacramento Bee - Charles Piller

Chairmen of two California legislative committees, responding to a recent Bee investigation, said this week that they would probe prison health care staffing as managed by receiver J. Clark Kelso, who operates under a federal court order. The Bee reported that the prisons last year spent more than $152 million on temporary clinical employees, such as doctors and nurses. Another $170 million went to overtime for clinicians and guards who accompany inmates to appointments.