Updated 2/25/20

A man diagnosed with terminal cancer may die much sooner than expected because he is incarcerated at Limestone Correctional Facility.

Justin Faircloth was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer that has spread to his liver. He received his diagnosis just over a year ago.

Faircloth was on probation for burglary, theft of property, and possession of a controlled substance. When his probation was revoked, he was no longer able to get cancer treatments and has not spoken to his oncologist for over a month.

His wife, Amber Faircloth, has been doing everything she can to get state officials’ attention. She has written letters to the judge presiding over her husband’s case, the Department of Corrections, the Office of Parole and Probation, and the Governor’s Office.

Justin Faircloth’s doctors gave him between one and five years to live, with chemotherapy treatments.

However, he will be in prison for the next 11 years.