Secretary Jeff Beard is visiting CDCR facilities. He recently visited the California Health Care Facility (CHCF) near Stockton, which is under construction.
Construction of the 1.2 million-square-foot facility began in November 2010. The complex will provide long-term medical and mental health care for up to 1,722 inmates – the first expected to arrive in July 2013.
When fully operational in 2014, CHCF will employ more than 2,400 physicians, nurses, correctional staff and auxiliary workers.