California: PENAL CODE SECTION 3550
“Penal Code Section 3550 requires that any prisoner who the head physician for the institution where the prisoner is located determines, as provided, is permanently medically incapacitated with a medical condition that renders the prisoner permanently unable to perform activities of basic daily living, and results in the prisoner requiring 24-hour care, and that incapacitation did not exist at the time of sentencing, shall be granted medical parole, if the Board of Parole Hearings determines that the conditions under which the prisoner would be released would not reasonably pose a threat to public safety. If granted medical parole, the offender would be assigned a Parole Agent, and if their condition improves, they can be returned to custody. The provisions of medical parole do not apply to any prisoner sentenced to death or life in prison without possibility of parole.
Victims or victim next-of-kin who are registered to receive notification will receive information regarding the date and location of the hearing, and have the right to attend and participate in the medical parole hearing process.Note: In most cases, the inmate will not be present for this hearing.”
Connecticut: Chapter 961 Section 54-131a
“Public Act 89-383, now codified as Section 54-131a – 54-131g, inclusive, of the Connecticut General Statutes, authorizes the Board to grant medical parole to any inmate serving any sentence (except persons sentenced for a Capital Felony), provided that:
- the individual suffers from a terminal illness; and
- the individual is so incapacitated by the illness, that he/she is incapable of posing a threat to society.”
New Hampshire: Chapter 651-A
“ 651-A:10-a Medical Parole. –
I. Upon the recommendation of the commissioner of the department of corrections and the administrative director of forensic and medical services, after review of the information provided by a physician licensed pursuant to RSA 329, the parole board may grant medical parole to an inmate residing in a state correctional facility, regardless of the time remaining on his or her sentence, provided all of the following conditions apply:
(a) The inmate has a terminal, debilitating, incapacitating, or incurable medical condition or syndrome, as certified by a physician licensed pursuant to RSA 329, and, if requested by the parole board, at least one additional physician licensed pursuant to RSA 329.
(b) The cost of medical care, treatment, and resources for the inmate is determined to be excessive.
(c) The parole board has determined that the inmate will not be a danger to the public, and that there is a reasonable probability that the inmate will not violate the law while on medical parole and will conduct himself or herself as a good citizen.”