Resistance From Calif. Prison Officials Growing, Kelso Says
In a report filed in federal court on Wednesday, federal receiver J. Clark Kelso -- who is monitoring California's prison health care system -- said state officials have changed their tone toward his orders in cases involving valley fever outbreaks at prisons "from acquiescence bordering on support ... to opposition bordering on contempt." Kelso said that resistance from state officials has increased since a panel of judges denied their request to end a federal prison population cap. A state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officialÂ said the receiver's report isÂ "less about the health of inmates and more about shifting blame."
- "State's Prison Overseer Blasts CA Officials for Stalling Reforms" (Small, "Represent!," KPCC, 5/22).