FILE -- In this May 20, 2015 file photo, Bentley, a 3-year-old Labrador retriever, checks an inmate for traces of narcotics at California State Prison, Solano, in Vacaville, Calif. The federal receiver who controls medical care in California state prisons is seeking up to a quarter-billion dollars annually to provide medication designed to stem a record increase in fatal drug overdoses among inmates.
FILE -- In this May 20, 2015 file photo, Bentley, a 3-year-old Labrador retriever, checks an inmate for traces of narcotics at California State Prison, Solano, in Vacaville, Calif. The federal receiver who controls medical care in California state prisons is seeking up to a quarter-billion dollars annually to provide medication designed to stem a record increase in fatal drug overdoses among inmates. Rich Pedroncelli, file AP Photo
FILE -- In this May 20, 2015 file photo, Bentley, a 3-year-old Labrador retriever, checks an inmate for traces of narcotics at California State Prison, Solano, in Vacaville, Calif. The federal receiver who controls medical care in California state prisons is seeking up to a quarter-billion dollars annually to provide medication designed to stem a record increase in fatal drug overdoses among inmates. Rich Pedroncelli, file AP Photo

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October 11, 2018 04:07 PM