Kansas inmate battling terminal cancer freed from Lansing prison

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LANSING, Kan. (AP) — A 47-year-old man with terminal cancer was freed from a Kansas prison after officials agreed his medical condition is so severe he is not a danger to public safety.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas says Christopher McIntyre was released Monday from the Lansing Correctional Facility in Leavenworth County where he was serving time for aggravated burglary. The Kansas City Star reports that McIntyre is among 105 ACLU clients who requested clemency from Gov. Laura Kelly.

McIntyre was originally scheduled to be released in 2024, but his attorneys have said he could die before then. McIntyre said in his clemency application that he has cancer masses in numerous parts of his body.

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