SAN FRANCISCO - California officials appear to have received at least a temporary reprieve from the full scope of a federal court motion demanding $8 billion to implement a state prison hospital construction program.

Even as the state's lawyers received a stern lecture from the judge in the case yesterday, the court-appointed receiver in the case was essentially offering the state a short-term, $250 million solution.

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