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Elizabeth Howard Espinosa

Managing Seriously Ill Prison Inmates: Should California Join Other States in Offering Medical Parole?

Senator Mark Leno’s medical parole bill is now in the Assembly awaiting a fiscal hearing. What do counties think about the policy?

Medical Parole: An Rx for the State’s Most Costly Prison Inmates?

Sometimes things in government just don’t make sense. When you look at the facts – the state pays nearly $43 million annually to guard and provide life-sustaining medical care for 32 critically debilitated state prison inmates – something seems out of whack. That’s an average of $1.3 million in costs per person.