California Asks Judge To End Federal Prison Receivership
On Monday, Paul Mello, an attorney for the state, asked a federal judge to end a court-appointed receiver's control of California's prison health care system, arguing that "dramatic improvements" have been made in state prisons and that the receiver is no longer needed. The judge did not make an immediate decision regarding the request.
- "California Wants To Retake Control of Prison Health System" (Dolan, Los Angeles Times, 3/17).
- "Calif. Says Prison Receiver No Longer Needed" (AP/Sacramento Bee, 3/16).
- "State Seeks To Regain Control of Prison Health" (Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 3/17).