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North Carolina and Alabama have joined a growing number of states establishing programs that allow the release of dying or infirm prisoners to cut prison system health care costs. Alabama's law goes into effect Sept. 1. It will allow inmates...
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36 states offer release to ill or dying inmates
(a list of states can be found by going to the sidebar of the article. The URL is below.) 36 states offer release to ill or dying inmates Programs help cut costs of health care, officials say By Marty Roney...
Report: More states release dying or frail inmates
About 36 states have some kind of medical furlough or compassionate release programs for inmates with terminal illnesses or incapacitating disability. (North Carolina and Alabama have just jumped aboard this particular bandwagon, USA Today reports...
Letting them out when sick or dying
This effective article from Alabama highlights one way that states are looking to reduce their prison populations: Next month Alabama will start releasing sick or dying prison inmates, a move that state prison officials say immediately will start saving taxpayers...
Schwarzenegger drops plan for early release of 22,000 inmates
Schwarzenegger drops plan for early release of 22,000 inmates By Andy Furillo May 13, 2008 Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has dumped his plan to release about 22,000 lower-risk inmates from prison before they complete their terms, The Bee learned Monday...
Judges rejects request for early release of inmates
A judge rejected the Sheriff's Department's request to release some inmates early to relieve jail overcrowding, the Orange County Register reported. While the Sheriff's Department claimed the emergency order was needed because there could be more inmates than there are...
Prison Officials Finally Relent to Outrage Over Dying Girls Last Request
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The federal bureau of prisons finally relented to overwhelming public condemnation over its refusal to release a father to be with his dying daughter. People were aghast at the federal prison officials refusing a dying 10-year-old girl, Jayci Yaeger, her last wish: to spend time with her dad who is serving time for [...
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