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2nd Incapacitated Inmate Granted Medical Parole Under New Law

The Board of Parole Hearings has granted Medical Parole to inmate John Swesey CDCR# F53834 this morning. ( Thurs. June 16, 2011)

The Board, meeting at Wasco State Prison, determined that the conditions under which Swesey would be released would not reasonably pose a threat to public safety.

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 of the uniqueness of the medical parole hearing process. During that time period, the board could uphold, modify, rescind or reverse their decision. If the board upholds that decision, they could order his parole and order the transfer of the custody of his care at an appropriate time within the 120 days.

Due to privacy laws regarding medical information, CDCR cannot comment on inmate Swesey’s medical condition. Additionally, because there was no authorization for release of medical information, the board was instructed to discuss Swesey’s Medical condition in private.

The board hearing transcript will serve as the official record and it will not include a discussion of his medical condition by BPH panel members. Discussion of his medical condition by other principals at the hearing, however, may be included in the transcript. The transcript is expected to be transcribed and ready in approx. 30 days.

If you have further questions, please contact Luis Patino or the Office of the Receiver for Prison Health Care.

June 16, 2011
Contact: Luis Patino
(916) 445-4950