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CA Medical Prison Fails To Meet Goals, Reportedly Plagued By Mismanagement | Jake Brower, Attorney At Law |Criminal Lawyer | Criminal Defense |DUI Defense Attorney |Felony Arrests |3-Strike Cases |Santa Ana, Orange County, CA

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  • CA Medical Prison Fails to Meet Goals, Reportedly Plagued by Mismanagement

    Posted Apr 16th, 2014 By in Prisons With | Comments Off on CA Medical Prison Fails to Meet Goals, Reportedly Plagued by Mismanagement

    Underlying medical and mental factors could be the source of some offenders’ repeated troubles with the law. Unfortunately, California’s prison system has been in the spotlight in recent years for its ineffective inmate rehabilitation programs and overcrowded facilities. The goal is to prevent inmates from reentering the prison system through effective treatment and rehabilitation programs. However California’s medical prison was recently in the media spotlight for its poor management and other failures that put it far from reaching this goal. 

    California’s $840-million medical prison — the largest in the nation — was built to provide care to more than 1,800 inmates.

    When fully operational, it was supposed to help the state’s prison system emerge from a decade of federal oversight brought on by the persistent neglect and poor medical treatment of inmates.

    But since opening in July, the state-of-the-art California Health Care Facility has been beset by waste, mismanagement and miscommunication between the prison and medical staffs.

    Prisoner-rights lawyer Rebecca Evenson, touring the facility in January to check on compliance with disabled access laws, said she was shocked by the extent of the problems.

    “This place was supposed to fix a lot of what was wrong,” she said. “But they not only were not providing care, but towels or soap or shoes.”

    Reports filed by prison staff and inmate-rights lawyers described prisoners left in broken wheelchairs and lying on soiled bedsheets. At one point, administrators had to drive into town to borrow catheters from a local hospital.

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