Dying Federal Prisoners Rarely Granted 'Compassionate Release,' Study Finds

From ThinkProgress Sat Dec 1 2012, 14:00:54

Because a short-term criminal sentence is not necessarily a sentence to suffer with a terminal illness in prison, both the federal government and the states have a process by which those prisoners who have been diagnosed with a fatal illness - or who have some other change of situation such as a dying family member -- can [...]

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