Inspection: Inadequate medical care at California prison

Aug 24, 2015 7:53 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - An inspection finds that after years of federal oversight, medical services at a California state prison still fail to meet constitutional standards.

The state inspector general said Monday that care provided to nearly 4,000 inmates at California Correctional Center in Susanville is inadequate.

It is a setback for the state's efforts to regain control of the prison medical system, as it's the first failing grade since prison inspections began this year.

The report blames the prison's remote location in northeastern California for a lack of doctors.

Spokesmen for the federal receiver and corrections say the state will work to improve medical care.

Prisons in Folsom, Norco and Soledad previously received passing grades, and the court-appointed receiver returned control of medical care at Folsom State Prison to the state last month.

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