Proposal Would Scale Back Prison Health Care Plan
On Thursday, state corrections officials and federal receiver J. Clark Kelso have agreed to the framework of an agreement to build two new long-term health care facilities to house 3,400 inmates for $1.9 billion. Kelso's original plan called for the building of seven medical centers to house 10,000 inmates at a cost of about $6 billion. The agreement could be finalized next week.
- "Proposal Cut Back To Reduce Prison Expenses" (Furillo, Sacramento Bee, 5/29).
- "Deal Would Overhaul Health Care for Inmates" (Stockton Record, 5/29).
- "Deep Cuts Proposed for California Prison Healthcare Plan" (Rothfeld/Bailey, Los Angeles Times, 5/29).