Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bail is not a sick pass for an ailing or aged detainee or prisoner needing medical care outside the prison facility. A mere claim of illness is not a ground for bail.53 It may be that the trend now is for courts to permit bail for prisoners who are seriously sick.54 There may also be an existing proposition for the "selective decarceration of older prisoners" based on findings that recidivism rates decrease as age increases.

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