New Jail, Courtrooms Could Solve Fresno Overcrowding Issue

FRESNO, Calif. — As jail populations continue to swell, Fresno County officials are considering two expansion options that may ease its stressed correctional system. The Fresno County Board of Supervisors has recently requested state assistance to build and operate two new arraignment courtrooms, and has been pursuing competitive funds to replace an aging jail complex.

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Arizona DOC Investigates Concerns Over Inmate Health Care

PHOENIX — All state and federal inmates are provided health care under the law, but the conditions of the medical care and lack of attention has caused some serious allegations by inmates against their respected facilities.

Arizona’s Department of Corrections has agreed to investigate multiple complaints by inmates about the lack of medical care they are receiving. In California, four prisoners in the Fresno Jail filed a class action lawsuit for ultimately violating the prisoners’ Constitutional rights by failing to provide basic health care.

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