Judge rejects California´s bid to end U.S. court control of prison mental health care

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Judge rejects California’s bid to end U.S. court control of prison mental health care

Posted on April 7, 2013 by endsolitary—Leave a comment ↓

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April 6, 2013 | Denny Walsh and Sam Stanton | The Sacramento Bee

A medical worker keeps watch outside the cell of an inmate at California State Prison, Sacramento, in Folsom who authorities feared might try suicide. State officials say inmates get the nation’s best prison mental health care, but the judge in charge disagreed Friday.

In a sharp rebuke of Gov. Jerry Brown, a federal judge Friday rejected his administration’s bid to end federal court control of mental health care in California’s prisons, finding that treatment has not attained a constitutional level and “systemic failures persist,” which are leading to inmate suicides and other problems.

U.S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton, in a 68-page order denying the state’s…

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