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Tag: California State Prison

CA Corrections Chief: New Medical Center Proves Federal Judges Wrong

June 26, 2013 | 6:30 am

CA Corrections Chief: New Medical Center Proves Federal Judges Wrong

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The head of California’s Corrections and Rehabilitation Department said a brand-new $840 million medical center is proof that federal judges are wrong about health care in the state’s crowded prison system. Dedicating the California Health Care Facility in Stockton Tuesday morning, Corrections Secretary Jeffrey Beard said the 1,700-bed complex will provide state-of-the-art care for California’s […]

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Calif. Prisons Grapple with Violent Trend

September 20, 2012 | 2:24 pm

Calif. Prisons Grapple with Violent Trend

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What happens when you take 2,600 of the most violent people in the state and cram them in housing meant for 1,800? That question is surfacing in the wake of a riot among more than 50 prisoners at California State Prison, Sacramento on Wednesday that sent 13 prisoners to the hospital, one of them shot […]

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