Prisoners in palliative care are still being shackled to their hospital beds

Doctors want the restraint of terminally ill patients to end.
Eric Whittaker: AAP

Eric Whittaker spent the final hours of his life lying unconscious shackled to his hospital bed with leg cuffs.

The 35-year-old Indigenous man was an inmate at Parklea Correctional Centre in NSW for alleged parole breaches but had been transferred to hospital having had what turned out to be a ruptured cerebral artery.