California prison health care chief urges desperately-needed physician and nurse pay increases

After reviewing the statistics of the prison health care system, a District Judge appointed an overseer to directly monitor the progress in the system which he called “broken beyond repair.” The prison health care system had been killing an average of one inmate per week due to negligence or medical malpractice.

The suggested wage increases will allow the prisons to fill vacancies and obtain more qualified personnel to work in the prison health care system.

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