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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, August 15, 2011

No Change of Heart for Offender (Kolber)

From today's New York Law Journal (paywall):

A woman who was let out of jail to seek a heart transplant has been re-incarcerated on a new misdemeanor theft charge. Diane McCloud was released from a 15-month sentence earlier this year for two petit larceny charges on the condition she avoid re-arrest and take all necessary steps to get a heart transplant (NYLJ, Jan. 24). But Ms. McCloud was re-incarcerated on Friday for acting in concert with another defendant to steal about $500 in merchandise, including diet pills and teeth-whitening strips, from an Oceanside CVS/pharmacy on July 16.

According to the article, she will now be ineligible to receive a new heart, and doctors say she is likely to die in less than six months.


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