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Advocates seek revised rules on setting dying inmates free

Critics say prisoners have no avenue to appeal if the state won’t allow a compassionate release

By Rob Perez

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 20, 2014

~~<p>The prognosis for the 53-year-old inmate, suffering from end-stage liver disease, was so poor his prison physician recommended he be released from incarceration as soon as possible.</p>
<p>The medical records for the dying prisoner revealed a litany of problems: coughing up blood, incontinence, vomiting, unresponsiveness, difficulty speaking, uncontrolled drooling.</p>
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The prognosis for the 53-year-old inmate, suffering from end-stage liver disease, was so poor his prison physician recommended he be released from incarceration as soon as possible.

The medical records for the dying prisoner revealed a litany of problems: coughing up blood, incontinence, vomiting, unresponsiveness, difficulty speaking, uncontrolled drooling. Login for more...



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