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California State Prisons Struggle to Enroll Parolees in Medi-Cal Before Release

 
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State prisons parole roughly 40,000 people each year. A handful of those parolees have jobs lined up when they get out, but the majority hit the streets penniless and often, in poor health. Most are eligible for a low-cost or no-cost health care plan, and prisons are trying to get parolees enrolled before they're released. 

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