In this photo taken Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, Dr. David Mathis examines the ear of inmate John Dover at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, Calif. Mathis, a board certified physician, was the highest paid prison doctor last year, earning a base salary of $239,572 and an additional $169,548 for working overnight shifts, weekends and holidays. Prison doctors say they are worth the higher pay because they face the constant threat of assault from inmates. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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