Should prisoners get equal rights?

As discussed, California is one of the few states in America to have legalized euthanasia. Originally, their Death with Dignity Act applied to all terminally ill patients who met the given requirements. In recent news however, prisoners are no longer given this right, no matter how sick they are. There has been much controversy around this new policy. What do you think? Do you believe all citizens should be given this equal right? Click the link above for more information!