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California Mulls Decisions on Comatose Prisoners

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California Mulls Decisions on Comatose Prisoners

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California Mulls Decisions on Comatose Prisoners

California Mulls Decisions on Comatose Prisoners

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Terry Schiavo's story raised ethical questions about prolonged care for patients who have little chance for recovery. But the dilemma can be even more complicated when the patient is a prison inmate. California is now trying to decide who has the final word when the prisoner is unable to make choices.