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This article and others forthcoming on this topic are being produced as part of a project for the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism’s National Fellowship, in conjunction with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism....
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Conditions in California’s state prisons were declared unconstitutional more than a decade ago. A new data investigation will look at whether the state is living up its promise to improve inmate medical care across the board.

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