Deadly ‘valley fever’ risk means thousands of prison inmates must be moved, federal judge saysHome
Deadly ‘valley fever’ risk means thousands of prison inmates must be moved, federal judge says
By Martha Neil
Jun 25, 2013, 04:00 pm CDT
A federal judge told California officials on Monday that they must move several thousand inmates at two prisons who are at risk of contracting a potentially deadly airborne fungus known as valley fever.
The state has seven days to begin doing so and must complete the move within 90 days, reports the Associated Press.
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