News21 is part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education. All content is released under Creative Commons.
You may copy and paste this content or, to access the full content using an API key, please contact for an account.

Story Budget

Headline: Parole the sick to save the budget?
Original URL:
Short Original URL:
Summary: Inmates in California’s state prisons who are gravely ill can run up medical bills that cost the state anywhere from $100 thousand to $2.5 million dollars each. More than thirty other states have provisions for releasing sick inmates who aren’t considered a public safety threat onto parole. Massive state budget deficits have some California legislators advocating that California adopt its own medical parole bill.
Authors: Isabella Cota Schwarz (Berkeley) , Armand Emamdjomeh (Berkeley) , Karen McIntyre (Berkeley)

Story Assets