Chronicle of problems

California prison doctor Jeffrey Rohlfing, who collected $777,423 from the state last year, has a troubled history:

1996: Placed on five years’ probation by state medical board following psychiatric problems

2000: Still on probation, begins limited work at High Desert State Prison

2003: Hired full time at High Desert


2005: Clinical privileges revoked by prison medical staff. Put on paid leave.

2007: Fired from prison system

2009: Reinstated after state Personnel Board ruling. Assigned to “mailroom” duty, reviewing paper medical records. Not allowed to treat patients.

Sources: State medical board, California Prison Health Care Services, Los Angeles Times reporting