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Ex-Marine Confronts Terminal Cancer In Prison

Courtesy of Raymond Brassfield
A photo from Raymond Brassfield's Facebook page, from before his incarceration.

From the project Uncuffed:

Having cancer is bad enough. But what if you had it in prison? Raymond Brassfield is an ex-marine with leukemia. He’s been told it will kill him.

After publishing this piece, KALW came upon information that Brassfield may not have served in the military and/or have cancer. We are attempting to verify the story.

"I dodged bombs and bullets for a long time, so I accepted you live, you learn, you teach, you die."

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KALW’s radio training program in California prisons is supported by the California Arts Council, with funding from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The producers fact-check content to the best of their ability. All content is approved by a prison information officer.

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