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Why is the Federal Receiver for prison medical care $300 million over budget?
Southern California Public Radio

According to figures from the Legislative Analyst’s Office, the Federal Receiver in charge of California’s prison medical care is running $295.4 million over budget in the current fiscal year. The receivership — essentially an outside individual hired by the federal court to bring the state into compliance with the Constitution — has been in place since 2005. Receiver Clark Kelso, in the job since 2008, is tasked with updating and improving the prison system’s medical care.