Calif. Prison Health Budget Cuts Informed by N.Y. Data
California lawmakers and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) are backing legislation that would cut prison health care spending by $811 million in fiscal year 2010-2011. The proposal reflects an effort to reduce California's per-inmate spending on health care from $11,000 annually to the $5,757 that New York State spends per inmate.
- "California Prison Health Care Cuts -- a Closer Look" (Yamamura, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 2/24).