VACAVILLE – The California Board of Parole Hearings (BPH) today granted medical parole to inmate Charles Oliver Platt. Inmate Platt was referred to the Board because he met the criteria of Penal Code Section 3550. The Board determined today at a hearing at California Medical Facility in Vacaville that the conditions under which inmate Platt would be released on medical parole would not reasonably pose a threat to public safety.
Inmate Platt is serving a 22-years-to-life sentence for second-degree murder. He was received by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) on August 7, 1995 from Alameda County.
Due to privacy laws regarding medical information, CDCR cannot comment on inmate Platt’s medical condition.
The Board hearing transcript will serve as the official record. The transcript is expected to be transcribed and ready in approximately 30 days.
PC Section 3550, Medical Parole, became effective on January 1, 2011. The intent of the medical parole program is to allow inmates, who are permanently medically incapacitated and require 24-hour care, to be released to community medical care, if they do not require custody supervision or pose a risk to public safety. The law prohibits inmates convicted to life in prison without the possibility of parole, or those condemned to death from eligibility for medical parole. The Board of Parole Hearings reviews cases referred by institution medical staff and determines who is suitable for release.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Contact: Paul Verke