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Last Updated: 3/17/2010
Budget Issue: Inmate medical care.
Program: Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Finding or Recommendation: Require the administration to present at budget hearings a detailed plan on how the proposed $811 million in savings in inmate medical operations under the control of the federal-court appointed Receiver will be achieved. Also, fund in the budget year only those information technology projects proposed by the Receiver that are deemed to be the most critical.
Further Detail

Please see our policy brief, The 2010-11 Budget: Prison Receivership Proposals Pose Significant Financial Risks, for more detailed information.