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Inmate may be first to be set free under 'medical parole'

Jun 15, 2011 11:22:00 PM - latimes.com
A man convicted of home invasion and serving 68 years is set to be released from prison under a law signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger allowing those deemed too disabled to no longer pose a threat to safety to be let out of prison.

Reporting from Sacramento -- A Northern California man serving 68 years for a home invasion is likely to be the first inmate released from state prison on "medical parole" under a controversial law passed last year meant to save the corrections department millions of dollars in treating and guarding medically incapacitated inmates.

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