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Putting Condemned Murderers to Sleep

Not permanently, unfortunately.  KCBS (SF) has this story, headlined "California Taxpayers Fund Sleep Treatment For Death Row Inmates."

SAN QUENTIN (CBS 5) -- One out of every four Californians has no medical insurance. But $2 billion in taxpayer money is being spent each year to provide medical care to California's prisoners.

Take the case of San Quentin prison. The state built a brand new $136 million hospital at the prison for some of the state's worst offenders. But why were some inmates, including those on death row, being sent to outside hospitals for sleep studies?

See also the comment from "Frustrated RN" below the story.

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