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