California Prison Hospitals Seek $8 Billion From Court

August 15, 2008

California prison health care receiver J. Clark Kelso stood in front of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, asking for $8 billion to fix prison hospitals in the state...Boston (ChattahBox) – California prison health care receiver J. Clark Kelso stood in front of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, asking for $8 billion to fix prison hospitals in the state.

The $8 billion is being asked to be spread out over the next 5 years, and will be used to build new prison hospitals, and repair current hospitals.

The state will provide, if ordered, $3.1 billion this fiscal year alone for prisons, despite the fact that California faces a $15.2 billion budget deficit.

California has already faced a class-action lawsuit which resulted in California prison hospitals being seen as in violation of the U.S. Constitution, and in poor shape.


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