Prison Care Inspection Shows Low Adherence to Policies
Preliminary scores for a report on the quality of prison health care in California by the state Inspector General's office indicate that the 11 prisons inspected so far rate low in several key areas. All the prisons scored below 75 on a 100-point scale for their treatment of chronic illnesses, access to primary care, health assessments of new inmates and inmates' ability to see a specialist. The IG's office is scheduled to inspect the remaining prisons in the state and issue a final report by next summer.
- "Inspections of Prison Medical Facilities Reveal Low Adherence to Key Policies" (Small, "KPCC News," KPCC, 11/23).