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10 hospitalized prisoners to get prompt hearings under medical parole law, receiver says

Mar 2, 2011 10:41:35 PM- latimes.com
The federal receiver overseeing California's prisons says inmates who no longer pose a threat to public safety will be scheduled for hearings under a law meant to save taxpayers the yearly $800,000-per-inmate cost of round-the-clock supervision.

Ten of California's sickest and most costly inmates — some are in comas, some are paralyzed — will be promptly scheduled for parole hearings, corrections authorities announced Wednesday.

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