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Prisoner lawyers question three deaths at new prison
Prisoner lawyers question three deaths at new prison

A legal team representing California prisoners is questioning adequacy of emergency medical care at the state's newest prison, where admissions recently resumed after being halted to remedy problems. In an Aug. 4 memo to the court-appointed receiver in charge of California's prison medical system, a lawyer for inmates details the deaths of three inmates at the California Healthcare Facility near Stockton. The memo, obtained by The Times, said the deaths "raise very serious concerns about the adequacy of medical care, including emergency response and emergency response review practices." In one case, prison staff answering an emergency alarm allegedly made no attempt...

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