NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 31, 2002
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles: Shellee Smith) The controversy over prison health care examined in light of the heart transplant for a California state prison inmate examined. [Patient Frank SALGADO - says he will die without a heart transplant.] [Golden State Donor Services Barbara LINDBERGH - says confidentiality keeps us from knowing the recipients.] [National Commission on Correctional Health Care Scott CHAVEZ - says you cannot forget about prisoners.] Four other examples of costly medical procedures for prisoners cited. [Wife Lisa SALGADO - worries about her husband being allowed to die.]
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