September 23, 2023
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Supervisors oppose hospital


The Ventura County supervisors Aug. 5 joined the list of area officials who are against the proposed prison hospital near Camarillo.

The board voted 4-0 to send a letter to the federal receiver overseeing the California prison health-care system, J. Clark Kelso, urging him to take Camarillo off the list of potential sites for new hospitals.

Kelso is charged by a federal judge with bringing the standard of care in the prison system up to constitutional standards, and his proposed solution is to build seven hospitals, one of them at the current site of the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility outside Camarillo.