State Told To Move Inmates at Risk of Valley Fever
Federal receiver J. Clark Kelso, charged with monitoring the state's prison health care system, has ordered the relocation of about 3,280 inmates from the Avenal and Pleasant Valley state prisons because they are more susceptible to the deadly fungal infection known as valley fever. The order affects certain racial minorities and those who have serious chronic medical conditions.
- "California Ordered To Move Prisoners at Risk of Valley Fever" (St. John, Los Angeles Times, 4/30).
- "Receiver Orders Vulnerable Inmates Out of 2 California Prisons To Deal With Fatal Infections" (AP/Washington Post, 4/29).