Nearly 30 years ago, Congress gave terminally ill inmates and prisoners with extraordinary family circumstances an early way out, known as compassionate release. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Sick Inmates Dying Behind Bars Despite Release Program

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A new report says federal prison officials rarely grant "compassionate release," even for the most gravely ill inmates. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Federal 'Compassionate' Prison Release Rarely Given

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