Appeals Court Ruling Delays Prison Health Care Plans
On Friday, a federal appeals court at least temporarily blocked prison health care receiver J. Clark Kelso's efforts to have Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) held in contempt for not providing the first $250 million in funding to build seven prison health care facilities throughout the state. An appeals court hearing on the issue could be held in early March. Kelso acknowledged that the court ruling will push back his plan.
- "Appeals Court Ruling a Setback for Kelso, Prison Plan" (Herdt, Ventura County Star, 11/8).
- "Inmate Medical Center Delayed" (Smith, Stockton Record, 11/8).
- "Appeals Court Stays Schwarzenegger Contempt Case" (Thompson, AP/San Francisco Chronicle, 11/7).
- "Schwarzenegger Risks Contempt on Prison Reform" (Campbell, "Morning Edition," NPR, 11/7).