Health Care At Fourth California Prison Gets Failing Grade
Valley State Prison in Chowchilla fared poorly in nine of the 14 benchmarks used by inspectors.
The Associated Press:
Fourth California Prison Fails Health Review; 7 Passed Test
California's inspector general gave a failing grade to medical care at a fourth prison Monday as the state tries to regain responsibility for health treatment after a decade of federal control. Valley State Prison in Chowchilla received a failing grade in nine of the 14 benchmarks used by inspectors. Medical records often were missing, misfiled, incomplete or illegible. Medicine often was not provided as needed. Essential supplies and basic equipment were missing from many examination rooms. (Thompson, 2/22)