California prison nurses insist one-size approach to staffing won't work

January 07, 2015
Salinas Valley State Prison nurses expressed doubt that a proposed one-size-fits-all approach to medical staffing will work at the high-security facility. A spokesperson for the federal receivership, which oversees healthcare at California prisons, argued the new staffing model will ultimately move nurses where they're most necessary within the prison. Ultimately, the union will have to work with the federal receivership, dubbed California Correctional Health Care Services, to address most of the union's concerns.