- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Inspectors are giving a passing grade to medical services at a Central Valley state prison.

California’s inspector general reported Tuesday that California Correctional Institution is providing adequate care. It says in a report that inmates generally receive appropriate and timely treatment, although emergency services are inadequate.

The prison houses more than 3,600 medium- and maximum-security inmates near Tehachapi, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles.

It’s the sixth prison to receive an adequate grade since the inspections started last year.

As one result, a federal court-appointed receiver returned control of medical care at Folsom State Prison to the state corrections department in July.



Inspections found sub-standard care at three other state prisons despite a decade of federal control.

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