Editorial Backs Medical Parole for Incapacitated Inmates
"California should not waste millions of dollars annually guarding prisoners whose declining health makes them no threat to society," a Riverside Press-Enterprise editorial states. It continues that a recent audit of California's prison health expenditures provides new justification for a bill (SB 1399) by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) that would create an early release program for incapacitated, comatose or terminally ill inmates. The editorial concludes, "Medical parole is a smarter way to approach criminal justice, by protecting taxpayers as well as public safety."
- "Prison Health Waste" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 5/31).