California Prison System’s Chief Psychiatrist Accuses State Of Misleading Court On Mental Health Care
The allegations by Dr. Michael Golding include claims that the frequency with which inmates are treated by psychiatrists and receive their medications is not being reported truthfully. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller’s court in Sacramento wants to hear from Golding in testimony later this month before deciding how to proceed further over his allegations.
Secret Report Says State Fudging Prison Mental Health Data
The chief psychiatrist for California’s prison system is accusing state officials of providing inaccurate and misleading data to a federal court and to lawyers for prison inmates fighting to improve psychiatric care inside state prisons, according to court documents. Dr. Michael Golding compiled a “lengthy, detailed report” that inmate attorneys say contains “serious allegations” that data reported to the court overseeing a long-running case involving medical and mental health care inside California prisons “is inaccurate and has been presented in a materially misleading way,” court documents say. (Stanton, 10/10)