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  • California Compassionate Release

    Posted Feb 17th, 2014 By in Prisons, realignment With | Comments Off on California Compassionate Release

    In California, law may grant a terminally inmate the chance to be reunited with loved ones outside of prison walls.  If granted, inmates have a short time to spend with them.  The compassionate release program may sound good on paper, but in practice it has been fraught with inconsistencies.  Sadly, many requests are denied or inmates die before a decision is even made.

    The Associated Press reports:

    “The investigator’s office found that in a study of 206 such requests from 2006 through 2011, the director of federal prisons approved 142 releases and denied 36. In 28 cases, the inmates died before a decision was made.”

    The prison bureau’s compassionate release program “is poorly managed” and its implementation “has likely resulted in potentially eligible inmates not being considered for release,” the IG concluded.

    The report made 11 recommendations for fixing the program’s problems, and because of the cost of keeping seriously ill prisoners in custody, concluded that “an effectively managed compassionate release program would result in cost savings … as well as assist the [bureau] in managing its continually growing inmate population.”

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