Auditor: Grant Medical Parole to Inmates To Save Millions
California stands to save tens of millions of dollars if Gov. Jerry Brown (D) chooses to commute the sentences of medically incapacitated prison inmates, according to a set of budget recommendationsÂ submitted by state Auditor Elaine Howle. The medical costs of such inmates who are released from custody would shift to their families or other government programs.
- "Governor Should Consider Commuting Sentences for Medically Incapacitated Inmates, State Auditor Says" (McGreevy, Los Angeles Times, 3/10).