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Jul. 11, 2024

Judge says she's impatient with inaction on prisoner mental health

"I understand the prisoner mental health class is unpopular. But that class has constitutional rights," Judge Kimberly J. Mueller told the state's attorneys.

A federal judge had stern warning for attorneys representing the state as they tried to delay paying nearly $112 million in fines. Wednesday's hearing was the latest in a 34-year-old case over the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's failure to provide adequate mental health care for prisoners.

Chief Judge Kimberly J. Mueller of the Eastern District of California found the state in contempt last month. Attorney General Rob Bonta's office quickly m...

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