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Receiver’s employee guilty of ID theft via state PC’s

Oct 1st, 2014 | By
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Sac DA spills beans on Kelso’s hushed IT security breach Sacked thief gets probation Based upon the attached press release from the Sacramento District Attorney, and a complete absence of earlier reports, press releases or memoranda, it would appear the theft of state employee personnel records occurred at some time prior to August 2014, but was not previously disclosed to the public.  Obviously(?), the affected employees were notified given their victim/witness status.  However, the perpetrator was practicing identity theft and it is not known if he gleaned data from other sources, public or private. Surely,

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Redefining crime

Sep 29th, 2014 | By
In the USA, recidivism means returning an offender to prison, except in California where it means whatever the Democrat machine says it means.
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Reoffending rendered inoffensive Sacramento Bee senior columnist Dan Walters reports California’s ostensibly excessive recidivism rates will be reduced by changing the meaning of the word recidivism. The Orwellian proposal, gleaned from a recently released Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) “study,”  would count a return-to-custody as recidivism ONLY when the offender receives a new conviction–Probation or parole revocations would no longer be considered “recidivism.” “Brown and legislators directed the Board of State and Community Corrections to create a single legal definition of recidivism and its proposal, drafted after months of consultation and discussion, is also stirring controversy.

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MS Miranda: You have the right to be jailed indefinitely

Sep 25th, 2014 | By
Several detainees in Mississippi's Scott County Jail have been in custody for years without a hearing of any kind.
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Miss. accused do time for years with no indictment for a crime Jerry Mitchell  |  The Clarion-Ledger In jails across Mississippi, some accused are held behind bars more than a year without ever being indicted. Octavious Burks has been in the Scott County Jail since Nov. 18, 2013… On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi and the MacArthur Justice Center filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of these men against Scott County officials, saying the men have been “indefinitely denied counsel…” This isn’t the first time Burks has been held in jail for a

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Your child’s keeper?

Sep 24th, 2014 | By
It's one thing to hold parents financially liable for their minor children's crimes but it's no crime to raise a creep.
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Raise a criminal, Go to prison Toward a Newer World Yahoo news reports a Clayton, New Jersey family is suing their neighbors for rearing the 15 year old punk who murdered their 12 year old daughter–They are also advocating making it a crime to raise a killer. There is no disputing Autumn Pasquale was strangled by a local boy, Justin Robinson, 15.  Clayton is a small town.  Robinson was known to have a predilection for stealing BMX bicycles–Autumn went missing while riding her “brand-new Odyssey BMX motocross bicycle, white with a white seat and black guns, white

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Realignment: Placer County’s 1% solution

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By
Placer County RFD: Post-realignment, the Placer Sheriff's goal is to release 3400 inmates early this year, roughly 1% of the COUNTY population.
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Visit Placer County, where 1 of 100 you meet belongs in jail! Sacramento News Radio KFBK reports the end result of long-term offenders crowding the Placer County jail system, under AB109, is the early release of approximately 3,400 inmates this year–The population of Placer County is 348,432* Placer County already released some 2700 inmates last year in keeping with a federally imposed population cap.  Every long term inmate, heretofore state prisoners, directly drives jail inmates to the streets of Auburn, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville… Perhaps the release of 1 percent of the general population is a good target for

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Get out of Jail, FEE

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
Illinois Inmate Johnnie Melton lost his appeal to prevent the DOC from covering his prison term with the proceeds of his settlement of a suit alleging the wrongful death of his mother.
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Time served: Check out at the Front Desk Appellate court: Inmate must pay $20K toward his incarceration Carlos Sadovi | Chicago Tribune A Chicago man currently serving time in state prison was ordered to pay $20,000 toward his incarceration after he obtained a legal settlement from his mother’s death…Johnnie Melton, 49…must pay state officials $19,925.89. The Sept. 4 unanimous ruling found that state officials were entitled to the money for his incarceration at the Logan Correctional Center between Oct. 28, 2011 and Jan. 8, 2013. In Feb. of 2013, state officials filed a complaint against

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Aussie raids decapitate beheading conspiracy

Sep 18th, 2014 | By
Don't be caught headless when the crazy, lone-wolf jihadist near you decides exercise his freedom of expression by going Henry VIII on you.  Don't lose your head owing to a lack of well-reasoned,  irrational fear!
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Public beheading fears: Tony Abbott confirms police believed terrorists planned ‘demonstration killings’ Latika Bourke | Sydney Morning Herald Prime Minister Tony Abbott says intelligence indicates people in Australia were allegedly planning a public beheading to be carried out in the name of militant group Islamic State. …police say they have thwarted a “serious act of violence” after arresting 15 people and charging one in the wake of counter-terrorism raids across Sydney and Brisbane on Thursday. Fairfax Media understands police will allege that the suspects were planning to snatch and behead a random member of the

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‘Correctional fatigue’

Sep 17th, 2014 | By
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Kansas Seeks To Address Prison Guard ‘Correctional Fatigue’ ALEX SMITH |Kansas City Public Media (NPR) A new program Kansas aims to improve conditions in prisons, but it’s not for inmates. The state Department of Corrections is one of many prison and jail systems around the country working to overcome “correctional fatigue” — the mental and physical stress that lead to corrections workers burning out… The Kansas Department of Corrections is hoping Dr. Caterina Spinaris can help turn things around for its staff, which includes more than 2,000 correctional officers. Spinaris is a psychologist based in

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CREDIT for time served?

Sep 16th, 2014 | By
If Senator Leno has his way,   the traditional $200 gate funds will be augmented by a Visa card.
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Offender credit rating regulations proposed Aliqua Nomina  |  Los Angles Times (AP) SACRAMENTO–State prison and jail inmates would receive state generated “positive credit reports” to the nation’s credit rating agencies under a proposal currently under review in the Senate Public Safety Committee. Dubbed the “Incarcerated Persons Credit Protection and Promotion Act of 2014,” Senate Bill-1099 was authored by San Francisco Democrat Mark Leno “to erase the double jeopardy inmates suffer at the hands of the nation’s privately held credit rating bureaucracy.” …the committee is expected to approve the bill, on a party line vote, forwarding

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Cronyism vs ‘Reverse discrimination’ in CDCR

Sep 12th, 2014 | By
There's always gonna be cars in CDCR.  AND, it's always better to be in one than under one.
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Tradition of cronyism isn’t racism…necessarily This week’s commentary relative to the promotional discrimination lawsuit of DAPO Parole Agent Andrew Mount might lead the casual reader to infer this site officially acknowledges or opposes reverse discrimination in the Agency.  This is not the case. Rather, as the following excerpt from the June 7, 2004 post “Affirmative Action revisted” attests, Paco asserts CRONYISM  is simply how things have always been done, regardless of who does the discriminating. “Prior to Affirmative Action, incompetent white males dominated CDC. Today, incompetent people of every race, creed and color dominate CDC! The

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Victim’s kin says Realignment’s what done it

Sep 11th, 2014 | By
Things may have been different if realigned offenders were bused in ICE style.
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Family Blames Prison Realignment for Brother’s Death TIA EWING | Fox 40 News STOCKTON-A Sacramento family says a loved one would still be alive, were it not for prison realignment. It’s a day Dallas Tillis will never forget, the day her phone rang and police told her Herbert Williams was dead… Williams was found dead from a gunshot wound in the middle South Lincoln Street in Stockton. From there, an all-out manhunt for the person who pulled the trigger… The homicide happened on Aug. 11. Detectives centered their investigation around 44-year-old Robert Lee White, a

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WALLmart family detention center for intruders OK’d

Sep 10th, 2014 | By
The federal government is contracting CCA to operate a family style prison, just like in Mexico.
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‘Sendero Ranch’ to be invading familias’ Send-to destination U.S. Government Okays Huge For-Profit Immigrant Detention Center Noel Brinkerhoff | AllGov.com Federal immigration officials are planning to open a mammoth detention center in Texas to hold illegal immigrant families… The South Texas Family Detention Center, which will be located 70 miles outside San Antonio, would be operated by the nation’s largest private prison company, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which is preparing to hire CCA to run the 2,400-bed facility, previously partnered with the operator on the T. Don Hutto Family

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Realigned: Healthcare costs counties dearly

Sep 9th, 2014 | By
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Inevitable stuff happens The Public Eye: Health costs for counties rise with influx of inmates Brad Branan | Sacramento Bee Since the state gave counties responsibility for incarcerating lower-level offenders three years ago, health care costs at county jails have gone up dramatically – and legal actions threaten to push them even higher. The state’s 10 biggest counties spent $560 million on medical and psychological care for inmates last fiscal year, a 16 percent jump over the fiscal year that ended in 2011, according to a Sacramento Bee analysis of data provided by the counties.

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‘Ass on the glass?’ Private prison’s sex hazing ritual

Sep 8th, 2014 | By
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Lawsuit: Texas prison OKs odd sex assault (contains explicit language) Kolten Parker | San Antonio Express SAN ANTONIO – A lawsuit filed against the Corrections Corporation of America in Austin alleges the private prison company violated a former prisoner’s constitutional rights by allowing a hazing tradition called “ass on the glass” that led to a sexual assault. The suit, filed in federal district court, claims a Bartlett State Jail guard knowingly allowed the man, referred to as John Doe in the court documents, and more than 50 other prisoners to be subjected to the hazing

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Suit filed in OC death of suicidal, stomatized 51-50

Sep 5th, 2014 | By
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The Fog of ward The Sacramento Bee reports a wrongful death suit has been filed by the parents of Joseph Duran, late of Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP). As noted in a January 2014 Bob Walsh post, the circumstances of the inmate-patient’s death are disconcerting. Duran was clearly attempting suicide by putting spaghetti noodles and fecal matter in his airway through the orifice of his tracheostomy, commonly known as a stoma.  At the time, the MCSP approved remedy to prevent an inmate from self-asphyxiating, by all accounts, was to introduce the asphyxiation emulator OC via an MK-9 fogger. According

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CCPOA Election Slate

Sep 4th, 2014 | By
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In order to address my Labor Day faux pas, giving short shrift to candidates in CCPOA’s upcoming elections, following is the slate of candidates posted on the union’s members only area. Clicking the CCPOA letterhead image will open a copy of the document as posted at ccpoa.org. To reiterate my position, Paco endorses no candidate. I am retired and believe the leadership of a labor union should be the sole

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Fallen Angel: Ex- CDCR Sgt’s molestation conviction

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By
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Bad apple pending 292 year return engagement Former sergeant guilty of molestation Visalia Times-Delta A former correctional sergeant could spend the rest of his life in prison after a Tulare County jury found him guilty of 19 separate counts of child molestation. The jury reached its verdict Thursday afternoon, just four days after the trial started. The former state prison guard, Angel Duran, was accused of 17 counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 years old, two counts of forcible lewd acts on a child and one count of attempted lewd acts on

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7 year old shooter shot

Sep 1st, 2014 | By
Putting aside all the death and gore, little kids and firearms really go together.
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Bad parenting trending as more kids handed guns In yet another example of why little children shouldn’t be permitted to handle firearms, the Sacramento Bee reports a 7 year old firing a “.22 caliber youth rifle on a home built firing range” in Georgetown (El Dorado County) was shot in the chest and life-flighted to the hospital–His condition is unknown. Unlike the incidents Paco posted on last week, the child

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Labor Day, CCPOA and the next play

Sep 1st, 2014 | By
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Making Do, Making Dues Paco endeavors to maintain a corrections-based website appealing to readers outside the once golden state.  More to the point, whenever the CCPOA is the topic, the commentary invariably devolves into supporters and detractors of  Mike Jimenez and Don Novey, respectively, rehashing old matters, most of which should be discussed at union meetings, not a public blog. In fact, I unpublished the PacoVilla Forums as they had become an echo chamber of the same stripe–Posts there were actually admitted as evidence by the plaintiff successfully suing CCPOA for defamation.  The site turned a profit with the Forums but it

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More on morons’ kids with Uzi’s

Aug 28th, 2014 | By
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15 year old boy was UZI gatekeeper Yesterday’s news about the 9 year old girl “accidentally” killing a “firearms instructor” had a familiar ring to it.  So, Paco conducted extensive research (read “Googled”) and hit pay dirt–the 2008 incident in Massachusetts wherein an 8 year old was similarly handed a fully loaded, automatic Uzi. In that instance, 8-Year-old Christopher Bizilj shot himself in the head when the automatic pistol recoiled.  The boy’s father, Dr. Charles Bizilj, MD, was cautioned twice by the person in charge against letting the boy handle the gun, suggesting a single fire version be issued.

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Guns, kids, safety and common sense

Aug 27th, 2014 | By
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Girls just wanna have fun–Why give them a gun? The Washington Post reports, Monday August 25, 2014, “An Arizona shooting instructor died after the 9-year-old girl he was teaching to use an Uzi accidentally shot him in the head.” The 39 year old instructor, Charles Vacca, was a range safety officer or rangemaster  employed by “Bullets and Burgers” of Las Vegas, NV.  The firm’s resort is located in Last Stop, Arizona.  There, patrons may fire fully automatic weapons (actual assault rifles) and other exotic firearms prohibited in most jurisdictions. As of the drafting of this post, http://bulletsandburgers.com/ was offline.*

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Attacks on BOP CO’s discounted, whitewashed?

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By
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Federal correctional officers assaulted at USP Atwater BY ROB PARSONS | Merced Sun-Star ATWATER–Two federal correctional officers are recovering at home after they were allegedly assaulted last week by federal inmates at U.S. Penitentiary Atwater. The Aug. 15 incident, which apparently resulted in separate and controversial lockdown orders, was not disclosed until a Merced Sun-Star reporter called seeking comment… Donald Martin, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 1242, the union representing the 325 correctional officers working in Atwater, declined to comment directly on the assault because of the investigation. Martin did say

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Alabama introduces commuter CO academy

Aug 21st, 2014 | By
Alabama is allowing some cadets to commute to  the basic academy.
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Here are 2 ways Alabama prisons are attracting more people to work as correctional officers Jullie Bennett | AL.com News ELMORE, Alabama – When Chance Webster recently returned to Montgomery from a military deployment, he quickly sought a job in law enforcement. “I had been on the military side, and now I want to be on the civilian side for a time,” he said. Webster is among 15 trainees participating in a new program to work for the Alabama Department of Corrections. The department traditionally has required employees to undergo an intensive 12-week residential program

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Realignment a gift to chronic drunk-drivers

Aug 20th, 2014 | By
Habitual drunk drivers might end up spending some time in jail, thanks to Realignment.    After all, we don't want prisons full of non-violent offenders who really just need rehabilitating.
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Wheeling Wino’s: Cheers, Gov’ner! Shasta County DA: Multiple DUIs won’t land you in prison Stephanie Montano | KRCR News RED BLUFF, Calif. -Law enforcement agencies spend a lot of time and money putting away impaired drivers but due to prison realignment many of them end up driving again. Christian James Hughes is currently facing DUI charges in Shasta County for his fifth DUI in the last ten years. Shasta County Deputy District Attorney Toby Powell said the reason Hughes isn’t going to prison is because there isn’t enough room to hold Hughes due to the

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Exorcising our Constitutional Riots!

Aug 19th, 2014 | By
The line between civil free assembly and mob behavior is blurred to some.
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Militarized police and militant momentum, Rinse, Repeat The events in Ferguson Missouri stand as a reminder the line between a peaceable assembly and a riot is, if not fine, all too easy to cross.  At risk of appearing to condescend, I offer the following from our supposedly binding Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” For

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DUI killer of Folsom CO arrested following pursuit, collision

Aug 15th, 2014 | By
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Man who killed Folsom correctional officer in DUI crash arrested again Bill Lindelof | Sacramento Bee A man who was convicted a decade ago for the traffic death of a Folsom Prison correctional officer was involved in another crash overnight that injured a driver. Scott Richard St. Pierre, 39, was arrested on suspicion of evading a police officer and resisting. He was booked into Sacramento County Jail early Friday morning

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Lawsuit: Atheist, and ‘non-traditional chaplains’ needed

Aug 15th, 2014 | By
If the PLO and ACLU have their way, CDCR's Chapels will take on a decidedly different look.
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“Discriminatory hiring” of chaplains unconstitutional? Complaint alleges atheists, “non-traditional faithful” deserve state-funded “chaplains” Noam D. Plume |Los Angles Times SAN FRANCISCO– California’s Atheist, Druid and Satanist inmates, among others, are being “systematically deprived of equal protection under the law” according to a federal court filing submitted by Berkeley’s Prison Law Office (PLO) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU). To remedy the alleged discrimination, “plaintiffs assert the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) must provide chaplains representing all faiths and, specifically, no faith” according to the lawsuit. Don Spector, Director of the

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CHCS slammed over inmate-patient deaths

Aug 14th, 2014 | By
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PLO Report notes negligence and incompetence, CO responds Following is a memo from the overseers at the Prison Law Office to California Correctional Health Care Services Receiver Clark Kelso, the incompetent boob responsible for the mess at CHCF, his “model prison hospital.”  The document was forwarded by a regular reader, with the following preface: “This memo was discovered on the counter of a unit I was sworn to protect. The information enclosed is not surprising. I want to set the record straight for my brothers and sisters with badges. We are on these units as

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Looking for an Internet Dating Service?

Aug 13th, 2014 | By
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…or a lead on a Parolee-At-Large?



NYPD lighting up!

Aug 12th, 2014 | By
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Do Kitchen lights prevent roaches? NYPD ordered to ‘drive around flashing lights’ to deter crime Kenneth Garger and Dana Sauchelli | New York Post Members of the NYPD’s elite Emergency Services Unit — many ex-military members who scale bridges to rescue jumpers and turn into rooftop snipers to nail hostage-takers — have been ordered to drive around the city’s worst neighborhoods with their lights flashing to deter crime, The Post has learned. The voluntary overtime shifts were ordered last month… The detail has some of the most highly trained cops driving around the most crime

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Escape with force: Prison invaded, officers shot

Aug 11th, 2014 | By
The Old Prison in Port Au Prince, above, was destroyed by earthquake.  A new prison, pictured below, was gifted by the People of Canada-- It was the target of the takeover escape.
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Are US Prisons at risk of invasion escapes? Armed Haiti prison break frees unknown number of inmates CBS News Gunmen attacked Haiti’s main prison from within and without on Sunday, freeing an undetermined number of inmates, including a member of a prominent family who faces kidnapping charges… Police spokesman Gary Desrosiers told reporters the raid apparently was aimed at freeing Clifford Brandt, a businessman who has been imprisoned since 2012 on charges of kidnapping at least two children. …at least two guards suffered bullet wounds in the attack, which occurred shortly before noon at the

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Hep-C drug costs $84k per inmate

Aug 8th, 2014 | By
It is a virtual certainty CDCR's medical costs will triple once Sovaldi is added to the official formulary.
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“We don’t have a choice — it’s the new standard of care” Why the Hepatitis Cure Sovaldi Is a Budgetary Disaster for Prisons Margot Sanger-Katz | New York Times Prisoners, unlike most Americans, have a constitutional right to medical care. That is why the introduction of an expensive new drug to treat hepatitis C is forcing prison administrators to begin wrestling with a big dilemma — save their budgets or treat their inmates. The drug, Sovaldi, which sells for $1,000 a pill, is also a source of consternation for health insurers and state Medicaid directors.

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