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Inmate Denied Parole Gets New Hearing

The case of a 65-year old female inmate who is in jail for killing her abuser will go back before the California Parole Board in January.
Glenda Virgil has spent 25 years in prison for killing her abusive boyfriend, because she says she feared for her life.
The board recently denied Virgil's parole, after she was caught smoking tobacco in prison. Virgil's attorney Heidi Rummel says Virgil's medical condition should make her eligible for release.
“We've submitted to the full board evidence that she has been diagnosed with a very advanced form, an aggressive form of lung cancer, and has very little time to live and is physically not capable of much.”
More than 50,000 people have signed a petition asking Governor Brown to grant Virgil clemency.
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