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Life In Prison: California Medical Facility

As a previous employee of CMF I can tell you that there are many inmates locked up for life who could be released. I worked with two inmates who have been incarcerated for over twenty years each has a stable, loving family with jobs available to them when they come home. Both of these inmates were approved for parole last year but Schwenegger overturned the courts decision. In both cases the inmates were within 48 hours of release when they were notified that they would NOT be leaving; each of them accepted the disappointing news with grace that few "non-inmates" would be capable of displaying. Having interacted with them on a nearly daily basis, I would support their moving into the house next door to me. Their stories, and others like theirs, should be told too.

January 30, 2010 at 3:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )