Federal courts this week rejected two attempts by California to get out of a federal court order to provide expensive improvements to the state’s prison health care system, the Associated Press reported.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson rejected the state’s request to remove the federal court-appointed receiver, J. Clark Kelso, whose plan to bring the prison health system into constitutional compliance includes $8 billion in new facilities that would be funded with bonds.

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