This by Jordan Rau in the LA Times(hey buddy--congratulations on the wedding...)
Despite a court order to improve medical care for inmates, San Quentin State Prison's health facilities and treatment practices are so harrowingly bad that many sick prisoners should not be taken there at all, independent examiners have concluded.
The court-appointed experts inspected the medical records of 10 inmates who died over the last few years in California's oldest and best known prison and concluded that in each case, the treatment 'showed serious problems' and 'most deaths were preventable.'
Doctors and nurses misdiagnosed illnesses, gave patients the wrong medications, neglected them for months and even years or delayed sending them to emergency rooms until they were fatally ill, the experts discovered.
The examiners watched a dentist examine inmate after inmate while wearing the same pair of gloves..."