Dying Inmate Allowed to Leave Jail

Sept. 19, 2013

A dying inmate at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail has been granted a medical furlough by a judge

Bill Farmer will leave the jail on Friday, Sept. 20, after being sentenced in July to serve three years in prison for a slew of DUIs and other related offenses.

Doctors say Farmer has terminal liver cancer, and has just months to live. Jail officials say his condition has worsened in the last few days, and even they think it’s right for him to be with his family during this time.

"If there were any other options medically for him and he could still serve out the remaining part of his time, we would definitely go for it,” says Beth Boyd, Farmer’s stepdaughter. “But we have no other options. There is no other medical plan in place for him. It's for him to die."

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

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 224478391 - newsplex.com/a?a=224478391
Gray Television, Inc.