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    FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2005 file photo, attorney Lynne Stewart cries as she speaks to the press with her husband Ralph Pointer next to her, left, outside Federal Court in New York. Stewart, a former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case and sentenced to 10 years in prison is entitled to compassionate release because she has less than 18 months to live, prosecutors and the Federal Bureau of Prisons told a judge on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/David Karp, File) (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK –  A dying former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case and sentenced to 10 years in prison is entitled to compassionate release because she has less than 18 months to live, prosecutors and the Federal Bureau of Prisons told a judge on Tuesday.

In a letter to U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl, the government said 74-year-old Lynne Stewart was suffering from breast cancer that has metastasized to the lungs and bones.

"Despite aggressive treatment, doctors have advised that her prognosis is poor," the letter said, adding she also has been diagnosed with anemia, high blood pressure, asthma and Type 2 diabetes.

Stewart has been undergoing treatment at the Federal Medical Center in Carswell, Texas, as supporters have rallied to get her released. Once released, the letter said, she will live with her adult son in Brooklyn.

hate to say it......but I will....rot in prison. 
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She stays inside - she's going to get better medical care and not even have to pay for it.
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Judge Orders ‘Compassionate Release’ Of Jailed Former Civil Rights Lawyer
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2013, 07:37:03 PM »
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/12/31/u-s-asks-for-compassionate-release-of-jailed-civil-rights-lawyer/

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) –A federal judge in Manhattan ordered a “compassionate release” Tuesday from prison for a dying former civil rights lawyer.

The U.S. government requested the release earlier in the day for Lynne Stewart, who was convicted in a terrorism case from prison. Prosecutors say Stewart, 74, suffers from recurrent stage-four breast cancer. She was not scheduled to be released until August 2018.

U.S. District Judge John Koeltl had said he could not release her early without a recommendation for from prison authorities. The director of the Bureau of Prisons made the request through Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York.

“The defendant’s terminal medical condition and very limited life expectancy constitute extraordinary and


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Walter White to the courtesy phone please.
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Didn't they fall for a compassionate parole for another muslim terrorist supposedly very soon to die?

And then learn he wasn't going to die, nearly so soon?
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It is appalling that the prosecution would take this woman's side.
Susan Atkins certainly didn't get such treatment after nearly 40 years in prison for the Manson murders when she was suffering from brain cancer. One big difference, besides the nature of the crimes?
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In prison, Atkins embraced Christianity and apologized for her role in the crimes. Prison staff endorsed her release at a hearing in 2005, but she was denied parole for the 13th time. LA TIMES
Not necessarily saying Atkins didn't deserve to spend the rest of her life in prison, but has Stewart even apologized?

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I'd be willing to bet if Scooter Libby were still in prison dying of inoperable cancer, Eric Holder would ask for solitary confinement for him to provide extra "quiet" for him. 888bravo
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