Judge Agrees to Release Lynchburg Inmate for 'Humanitarian' Reasons

Lynchburg, VA - A Lynchburg inmate given less than three months to live, is going home to die.

A judge granted Bill Farmer's request for a medical furlough, releasing him from the Blue Ridge Regional Jail this Friday at four p.m.

Farmer was sentenced in July to serve three years in prison for a slew of DUIs and driving as a habitual offender.

Friday, however, doctors diagnosed him with terminal liver cancer.

The jail says his condition has deteriorated in the last few days, his ankles are swollen with fluids and he can barely hold his head up.

Farmer will return to his Madison Heights home to receive hospice care and be put on supervised probation.

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