California Health Care Facility

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California Health Care Facility
Seal of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.png
Aerial View
LocationSan Joaquin County,
in Stockton, California
Coordinates37°53′42″N 121°11′38″W / 37.895°N 121.194°W / 37.895; -121.194Coordinates: 37°53′42″N 121°11′38″W / 37.895°N 121.194°W / 37.895; -121.194
StatusOperational
Capacity2,951
Population2,228 (75.4%) (as of July 31, 2022[1])
OpenedJuly 2013
Managed byCalifornia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
WardenRobert Burton

California Health Care Facility (CHCF) is a state prison for incarcerated patients with long-term medical needs or acute mental health needs. The prison is located in Stockton, California, on the site of the former Karl Holton Youth Correctional Facility. Incarcerated people of all security levels are treated at the facility.

Facilities and programs[edit]

The 61-building medical complex was built in response to two federal class action civil rights lawsuits (Plata v. Schwarzenegger and Coleman v. Schwarzenegger), after which a federal court in Sacramento ruled that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's medical and mental health services violated the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution's prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.[2] The facility cost $839 million to construct and employs approximately 4,000 custody, medical and support staff.[3]

Facilities include a diagnostic center, dental clinic, dialysis clinic, memory care center, and palliative care unit. CHCF provides both inpatient and outpatient medical and mental health treatment.[4]

As of April 30, 2020, CHCF was incarcerating people at 93.2% of its design capacity, with 2,751 occupants.[5]

Notable events[edit]

In March of 2019, CDCR confirmed a patient who had been incarcerated at CHCF and died tested positive after death for Legionnaires' disease. After additional testing of patients with pneumonia, one additional patient tested positive for Legionnaires' disease and was treated at the facility. In response to the outbreak, CHCF temporarily shut off some water access, including showers, and instead provided bottled water for drinking and hygiene.[6][7]

Notable inmates[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Monthly Report of Population As of Midnight July 31, 2022" (PDF). California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Internal Oversight and Research. July 31, 2022. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 5, 2022. Retrieved September 5, 2022.
  2. ^ California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. "DECISION IN MENTAL HEALTH CARE CLASS ACTION (Coleman v. Newsom)". California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Archived from the original on 29 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  3. ^ California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (25 June 2013). "CDCR Dedicates New California Health Facility". California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Archived from the original on 29 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  4. ^ California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (15 November 2019). "California Health Care Facility Investigating Attack on Officers as Attempted Homicide". California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Archived from the original on 29 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  5. ^ "California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Monthly Report of Population As of Midnight April 30, 2020" (PDF). California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Internal Oversight and Research. April 30, 2020. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 3, 2020. Retrieved May 2, 2020.
  6. ^ California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (26 March 2019). "Confirmed Legionnaires' Disease at California Health Care Facility". California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Archived from the original on 29 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  7. ^ California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (18 April 2019). "California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Takes Further Steps to Eliminate Legionella from Stockton Facilities". California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Archived from the original on 29 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  8. ^ Inmate Locator, inmate BP8498
  9. ^ Inmate Locator, inmate BR0562
  10. ^ Vickers, Marques (May 9, 2019). "Murder in California: Serial Killers and Famous Unsolved Murders: The Topography of Evil: Notorious California Murder Sites". Marquis Publishing – via Google Books.
  11. ^ "Herbert Mullin Dies of Natural Causes". California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. August 19, 2022.
  12. ^ Inmate Locator, inmate G63408
  13. ^ Inmate Locator, inmate G31008

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