OPEN MINDS Weekly News Wire Social Services A review of 17 California state prisons found that only two met minimum health care standards for medical policies and procedures dictated by the California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (CDCR); compliance scores ranged from 78% to 62%. The average weighted compliance score was 70% for all 17 facilities, with a majority of the prisons failing to meet minimum standards in multiple categories, such as providing examinations, prescriptions, and treatment. The prisons were especially poor at providing preventive care and treatment for tuberculosis. However . . .
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