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Old 07-15-2007, 07:42 AM
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Fax your support of the passage of AB 1539 to re-sentence terminally ill and permanently disabled prisoners to the Senate Appropriations Committee

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Dear Senator:

As a California taxpayer and voter, I wholeheartedly support AB 1539, the Medical Release and Fiscal Savings Bill. This bill will facilitate the medical release of terminally ill prisoners already required by Penal Code Section 1170, but not being carried out due to procedural deficiencies and delays. It will also allow the medical release of the permanently medically incapacitated. Neither of these groups poses any risk to public safety and constitutionally should be released in a humane and timely manner.

Currently, prisoners who qualify for medical release, and their families, painfully endure an ill-defined and lengthy process that often ends only with the inmate’s death in prison. AB 1539 would specify and streamline proper legal procedures to ensure timely medical releases of those whom a prison doctor, the prison’s chief medical officer, the Board of Prison Terms, and the warden all concur deserve an opportunity for a court to recall his or her sentence and issue a medical release order to Corrections.

AB 1539 can remedy the unlawful and inhumane practice of keeping the terminally ill and the permanently medically incapacitated in prison until they die, and it will save hundreds of thousands of Corrections’ dollars, which could be more effectively used toward the Governor’s renewed rehabilitation goals, which certainly will need more funding than allocated so far. Passing AB 1539 will also help to free up much-needed prison space for rehabilitation classrooms.

I sincerely hope that you will carefully consider these benefits of passing AB 1539 to amend PC 1170 so that it reflects its full intent and disencumbers the currently ineffective legal process of sentence recall and medical release.

Very truly yours,

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Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee

Senator Tom Torlakson tom@tomtorlakson.com Fax (916) 445-2527

Senator Dave Cox These are all the numbers listed on his website: FAX 530-283-3439 Fax 916-783-5487 FAx 916-324-2680 FAX 209-223-9140

Senator Samuel Aanestad Fax: 916-445-7750

Senator Roy Ashburn Fax: (916) 322-3304 Fax: 661-323-0446

Senator Jim Battin Fax: (916) 327-2187 Fax: (760) 568-1501 Fax: (951) 653-9524

Senator Gilbert Cedillo Fax (916) 327-8817

Senator Ellen Corbett Fax (916) 327-2433

Senator Robert Dutton Fax (916) 327-2272

Senator Dean Florez Fax (916) 327-5989

Senator Sheila Kuehl Fax (916) 324-4823

Senator Jenny Oropeza
Fax: (916) 323-6056

Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas
Fax: (916) 445-8899

Senator George Runner
Fax: (916) 445-4662 Fax: 661-729-1683 Fax: 760-843-8348 Fax: 661-286-2543

Senator Joe Simitian
Fax: (916) 323-4529 Fax: (650) 688-6370 Fax: (831) 425-5124

Senator Darrell Steinberg
Fax: (916) 323-2263

Senator Mark Wyland
Fax: (916) 446-7382 Fax: (949) 489-8354 Fax: (760) 931-2477

Senator Leland Yee
Fax: (916) 327-2186
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Old 07-15-2007, 01:30 PM
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Thanks for posting, I'll fax

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Old 07-15-2007, 02:51 PM
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It has not been placed in Suspense as far as I can see. Maybe they are just going to wait till they come back from vacation.
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:03 PM
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It was scheduled to be heard before the Senate Appropriations Committee tomorrow but was taken off the schedule yesterday. Spread the word that the hearing has been cancelled for now but could be put back on at any time. I am very sure the bill is not dead. Appropriations relates to letters A similar bill passed last year but the Governor vetoed it. The Governor is the major block to reform. Be sure to support the bill by posting about the need for it out at all the news sites. Most people do not want to pay to punish the sick when the federal government would pick up half the medical costs.
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