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Sicker, Older Inmates May Wind up on California Hospitals’ Doorsteps
Health Leaders Media

 California hospitals are nervously bracing for a court-ordered inmate reduction program that will grant early release to thousands of inmates no longer deemed a threat to society, in part because they are old and medically fragile. Many of these inmates will need immediate care at hospitals, dialysis units, and behavioral facilities, and their first stop in freedom may be the emergency room.