Medical care deemed inadequate at 3rd California prison

Dec 22, 2015 3:37 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Inspectors say the medical services at a third California state prison are still inadequate despite a decade of federal control.

The state inspector general describes unsanitary conditions, repeated lapses in patient care and poor record-keeping at California State Prison, Solano.

The prison houses more than 3,800 medium-security inmates in Vacaville, about 30 miles southwest of Sacramento.

The report released Tuesday is another setback for the state's efforts to regain control of the prison medical system.

The inspector general previously found medical care is inadequate at California Correctional Center in Susanville and North Kern State Prison in Bakersfield.

However, four other prisons received passing grades.

A federal court-appointed receiver returned control of medical care at Folsom State Prison to the state corrections department in July.

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