STAGGS

** ADVANCE FOR Monday, FEB. 27 ** Martha Staggs, 68, listens to a question during an interview Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Ala. Staggs, who was convicted of murdering her husband in 2003, was diagnosed with colon cancer and after surgery the cancer spread to her liver. Her weekly chemotherapy and medical bills total more than $67,000 a year. The cost of elderly or infirm inmates to Alabama’s under funded, overcrowded prison system has prompted several lawmakers to support a bill that would expedite parole dates for those prisoners. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)