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1st Incapacitated Inmate Granted Medical Parole Under New Law

The Board of Parole Hearings granted the first Medical Parole to inmate Craig Lemke F98203 on Wed. June 15, 2011.

The board found that due to his greatly impaired medical condition, he was deemed ‘not to be a public safety risk.’

The board has up to 120 days, if necessary, to review his case. However, the board plans an expedited review of the decision in light on uniqueness of med parole hearing. During that time period, the board could uphold, modify, rescind or reverse their decision. If the board upholds that decision, they could his parole and order the transfer of the custody of his care at an appropriate point within the 120 days.

Due to privacy laws regarding medical information, CDCR cannot comment on inmate Lemke’s medical condition.

However, the board hearing transcript will serve as the official record and may include a discussion of his medical condition. The transcript is expected to be transcribed and ready by July 15, 2011.



June 15, 2011
Contact: Luis Patino
(916) 445-4950