State’s Inspector General Blasts Prison For Its ‘Critical’ Doctor Shortage And Work Environment
According to the report, medical staff at the California State Prison in Sacramento struggled to respond quickly to emergencies, properly review medical records, maintain oversight of inmates receiving opioid-based medication and arrange medical appointments for new inmates.
‘Unprecedented’ Doctor Shortage At California Prison Hurting Inmate Care, Audit Says
A summary of the unidentified inmate’s death is included in the latest report by a state inspector general calling attention to “inadequate” health services at a prison with a difficult population of 2,400 inmates that sits next door to Folsom State Prison. The new report, released in late March by the state Office of Inspector General, faulted a “critical shortage” of doctors at the prison and a “seemingly unprecedented ability to recruit and retain” primary care providers. (Ashton, 4/27)