Man granted compassionate release dies at Glen Allen home

Jason Scott Davis
Jason Scott Davis

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - An inmate granted clemency by Governor Terry McAuliffe died Sunday morning at his brother's Glen Allen home.

Governor McAuliffe granted Jason Scott Davis clemency Wednesday and he was taken from the Powhatan Correctional Center to his family Thursday evening. His family spent five months lobbying the governor for clemency, before it was finally granted.

The governor granted  a compassionate early release because the 35-year-old had little time left to live due to terminal lung cancer. Davis was not scheduled for release until November, but the prison medical staff and VCU Medical Center had doubts he would make it that long.

He was allowed to spend his final days with his family, though he remained in the custody of the Virginia Department of Correction with an electronic monitor and the oversight of a probation officer.

Medical clemency is rarely granted. Jason Scott Davis is the 19th person to be paroled to hospice care since 2010. He was serving two years for assault and battery on a family member.

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