Judge Rejects Immediate End to CA Prison Oversight

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A federal judge has rejected California’s call for an immediate end to federal oversight of medical care in state prisons, saying the state has yet to prove that it’s ready to retake control. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson of San Francisco instead proposed a gradual transition back to state control six years after he appointed a receiver to run inmate health care operations. He set no deadline in Wednesday’s ruling. Don Specter, director of the nonprofit Prison Law Office, which filed the lawsuit, says the transition could take a year or more. Henderson’s order came after Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration and inmates’ attorneys could not agree on ending a receivership that has cost taxpayers billions of dollars and forced a shift of lower-level criminals from state prisons to county jails.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: