Ban on inmate sterilizations moves forward in California legislature
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The report by canadian goose jacket the California State Auditor showed that of 144 tubal ligations Canada Goose Online performed between 2005 and 2011, errors were made in obtaining informed consent in 39 cases.
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Medical care in the state prisons were placed under the control of a court canada goose uk black friday ordered receivership in 2006.
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