Throughout the prison system men are dying from incurable diseases. Sometimes these inmates are granted freedom through a program called Compassionate Release.
Through Compassionate Release, the state can parole very ill prisoners before the end of their sentence. This is a story about one man’s fight to return home from San Quentin while battling terminal cancer.
San Quentin Radio is a project in which KALW editors train inmates to report stories from inside prison. Under an agreement with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, San Quentin officials vetted and approved the script and audio for this story prior to broadcast.