SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The 22News I-Team discovered two inmates in Massachusetts have been paroled for medical reasons for the first time in state history.
A 22News I-Team investigation in October uncovered that out of the six inmates who applied for release, one had died, one was denied, and four others were still pending.
The Department of Corrections told the I-Team that the commissioner of corrections has since granted medical parole for two inmates.
They couldn’t provide any additional information on the inmates’ identities or medical conditions.
Governor Baker signed a compassionate release provision into law this past April, allowing inmates who are physically or permanently incapacitated to apply for release.