Riverside County Scales Back Medical Spending for Jails
Riverside County recently reduced its budget for detention health services by scaling back medical service hours and eliminating 33 full-time positions for nurses, clerks and other health workers at county jails. Officials said some of the health workers who lost their jobs have accepted other positions or taken an early retirement. The changes are expected to reduce county spending by nearly $3.4 million.
- "Riverside County Reduces, Eliminates Medical Services" (Hines, Riverside Press-Enterprise, 9/7).