An Act relative to medical placement of terminal and incapacitated inmates

This legislation would reduce the amount of money that the Department of Corrections and the Houses of Corrections spend on health care for inmates with irreversible conditions that are terminal or incapacitating.  Under this legislation, a person is deemed to be incapacitated to the point that they no longer pose any danger to society would be eligible for medical parole.  The individual will remain under supervision after the placement and would be reincarcerated if they recover.  Massachusetts is one of only a handful of states without a provision like this.