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Judge Henderson Says “End of Receivership … In Sight”

Cites Progress in Overhaul of Medical Care in California Prisons

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is ready to start planning for the end of federal oversight of prison medical care, said CDCR Secretary Matthew Cate today.

U.S. District Court Judge Thelton E. Henderson has ordered the parties to meet as soon as possible. They should report back by April 30, 2012, with recommendations on how the Receivership currently supervising medical care should end, and what monitoring might continue.

Based on the most recent report from the Receiver, Judge Henderson noted that significant progress has been made toward ensuring that medical care in each prison meets Constitutional standards.

Judge Henderson issued his order on January 17, 2012.

January 17, 2012
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