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Calif. CO battles cancer and fights for her job

For the past two years, Sandra Knott has been fighting parallel battles: metastatic cancer, and her supervisors at New Folsom prison

By Cynthia Hubert
McClatchy Newspapers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hours after a needle fed another round of toxic chemotherapy into her veins, Sandra Knott wondered aloud whether she would survive to don the crisp uniform of a state corrections officer again.

"I can't die before I win this," she said on a recent afternoon, her face pale, her head covered by a polka dotted scarf.

For the past two years, Knott has been fighting parallel battles: metastatic cancer, and her supervisors at New Folsom prison, where she has been a corrections officer for 25 years.

The medical fight continues. But it looks as though Knott has succeeded in her effort to keep her job even as she fights Stage 4 breast cancer.

Full story: California corrections officer battles cancer and fights for her job



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