Poet and political prisoner Marilyn Buck has been released from a prison hospital in Texas after serving 25 years of an 80-year sentence for crimes related to her actions in support of the black liberation movement. Buck was diagnosed with uterine cancer last December, and that cancer is no longer considered treatable. Buck, who grew up in Austin, became a widely acclaimed and award-winning poet while incarcerated. She has been paroled to New York City.

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