California Hospital Faces Staffing Issues

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A new California hospital built to house sexually violent predators is having a hard time finding staff.

RENE MONTAGNE, host:

Here in California, there's another new facility designed to help problem prisoners. The heavily secured Coalinga State Hospital for the mentally ill was built last year to house over 700 sexually violent predators. But the $400 million building and more than half of the intended occupants are still waiting on one thing - a staff.

Hospital planners have been unable to lure a full staff to this tiny farming community in the San Joaquin Valley.

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