Calif. Hospitals Worried About Influx of Released Prisoners
Because of inadequate medical and mental health care in the California prison system, a federal court has ordered the state to develop a plan for reducing the prison population. Hospitals worry that early-release plans for sick and elderly inmates could result in a surge of former prisoners needing health care.
- "Sicker, Older Inmates May Wind Up on California Hospitals' Doorsteps" (HealthLeaders Media, 9/22).