Medical parole: 10 hospitalized prisoners to get hearings under medical parole law, receiver says - latimes.com
The Times story described 57-year old inmate Edward Ortiz, who is semi-paralyzed by a degenerative nerve disease. He's attached to a ventilator at one end of his hospital bed and chained by his ankles at the other.
Nevertheless, a guard is stationed at his bedside 24 hours a day and another is posted at the door. A sergeant is also on the scene around the clock to supervise.