Proposed Prison Hospital in Camarillo Encounters Local Resistance
On Wednesday, Ventura County residents convened to voice concerns about a prison hospital that prison health care receiver J. Clark Kelso has proposed building in Camarillo, the Ventura County Star reports.
Residents said they are worried about a potential loss of medical personnel who would leave their current jobs to work in the prison hospital and the implications of some inmates undergoing medical care in local hospitals.
These and other comments will be addressed in an environmental impact report, slated for release in the spring.Â The public will have the opportunity to review the EIR and offer additional comments then (Rochester, Ventura County Star, 12/11).
The proposed Camarillo facility is part of Kelso's plan to build seven prison health care facilities across the state to address problems in the prison medical system (California Healthline, 11/10).ÂU.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson removed the prison medical system from state control more than two years ago after concluding that health care did not meet constitutional standards (California Healthline, 11/12). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.