State Will Remodel Hospital For Prison Care

STOCKTON, Calif. — County officials have approved a $2 million contract to build a secure unit for prison inmates being treated at San Joaquin General Hospital.

The state will pay to remodel a 25-bed medical/surgical unit in the east wing of the hospital as part of a legal settlement stemming from a lawsuit over a plan to build a 1,722-bed medical and mental health care treatment facility just outside Stockton for ill prison inmates.

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