Inmate Lawsuits Cost California $108 Million

GaryEmbridgeAlcatrazPrison.jpg In more prison news, turns out the state footed the bill for 12 inmates' lawsuits over the past 12 years - to the tune of $108 million, according a report by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's inspector general. That number exclude's California's "own legal costs or the amount needed to fix problems that led to the class-action suits alleging violations of inmate rights, including poor medical, dental and mental health care," says the Fresno Bee.