State To Hold First Hearing of Inmate Up for Medical Parole
Next Tuesday, the state Board of Parole Hearings will begin a hearing involving a 42-year-old quadriplegic Corcoran State Prison inmate. The hearing will determine whether the individual qualifies for a new state law that offers parole to medically incapacitated inmates. According to the inmate's attorney, CaliforniaÂ taxpayers could pay up to $10 million to provide medical services for the inmate over the next 20 years.
- "Quadriplegic Prisoner Is First in California To Get Medical Parole Hearing" (Stanton, Sacramento Bee, 5/19).