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“We take that mission very seriously to find these folks. Nothing we can do can make up for what happened to them.”

Lynda Gledhill, executive officer of the California Victims’ Compensation Board, regarding the state’s program to provide reparations to people who were sterilized by the state government either against their will or without their knowledge. Those eligible will receive payments of at least $15,000, but finding the people who qualify for the money has proven difficult. The state has approved just 51 people for payments out of 310 applications; about 600 people are estimated to be eligible. (Associated Press — Jan. 4, 2023)

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