Quick Read: Taxpayers Spend Millions on Valley Fever in Prisons
This story is the latest in the ongoing valley fever series from ReportingonHealth. California is spending $23 million a year to ship inmates afflicted with valley fever to outside hospitals — then there’s the cost of treating inmates within prison walls.
Californians are locked into contributing to the cost of treating state inmates sickened by valley fever.
Since 2006, the state prison system has tried but failed to reduce the disease’s impact and price tag.