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State To Move 2,600 Inmates Out Of Prisons With Airborne Fungus

State corrections officials say they will comply with a federal court order to move thousands of inmates out of two Central Valley prisons where an airborne fungus has led to widespread illnesses.

07/02/2013

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Central Valley Prison Evacuations Could Create Problems At Other Facilities

The head of California’s prison system said Tuesday a court order to evacuate thousands of inmates from two Central Valley lockups hit hard by an infectious disease could lead to racial conflicts elsewhere.

06/25/2013

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Judge Considers Effects Of Fungus On Calif. Inmates

A federal judge in San Francisco on Monday is scheduled to consider whether an airborne fungus that occurs naturally in the San Joaquin Valley presents enough of a public health danger that thousands of vulnerable state prison inmates should be moved to other locations.

06/17/2013