People who have been convicted of crimes like rape, weapon assault and many other violent crimes have been employed for the home health-care program being run by the state of California. The astounding news is that state laws actually do allow convicts to be employed as health-care providers.
The law has been found to be an irritant for prosecutors, though it has been found that some of the patients did not mind convicts as care-givers, Laura West, a Deputy District Attorney in the Sacramento County stated. Ms. West also happens to look over the in-home Supportive Service also known as the IHSS Programs in Sacramento County.
Laura West further stated that it was the patients who had the right to choose who would they like to be a health care provider for them. She added that it can also include someone with a record of getting in trouble with the law.
According to the information available, about two hundred convicts are ready to be employed for the in-home Support Service Programs in the state of California. The Felons would be providing services to shut-ins like elderly people and the disabled.
The hiring of the 200 convicts would take place, despite the legislation passed by the Arnold Schwarzenegger Government that required a background check for people, who have to be hired for IHSS programs.