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Robert Thomas

Robert Thomas is a teacher at the California Men’s Colony near San Luis Obispo, California.

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Answering the eyeglass critics

OPINION by ROBERT THOMAS Upon reviewing the responses to my editorial regarding the lack of optometric treatment provided to prisoners at the California Men's Colony (CMC), I feel compelled to make a few comments and provide some facts. First, I admit that the way I chose to donate eyeglasses to the students I teach in my GED Test preparation program at... (Continue Reading)

California Men’s Colony accused of gross negligence

OPINION By ROBERT THOMAS Recently, it has been suggested that administration of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) prisoner health care system by a federal oversight agency be ended and authority returned to CDCR. However, the current federal court-appointed receiver, Clark J. Kelso,  who is in charge of overseeing the state prison medical […]... (Continue Reading)