Federal Receiver Pushes Back on Prison Health Care Report
J. Clark Kelso -- California's federally appointed prison receiver -- is defending state prisons' medical care following theÂ release of a report criticizing the quality of treatment for inmates. According to the report by the state Office of Inspector General, nine of the 33 adult state prisons haveÂ met minimum health care standards. Kelso said the report failed to mention that more recent inspections have shown that care is improving at five of the 33 prisons, adding the report is "a misleading snapshot of where we are today."
- "Calif. Prison Medical Receiver Defends System" (Thompson, AP/Ventura County Star, 5/5).