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Man who wanted to go to jail should be out in about a week

An ex-convict suffering from leukemia and once eager to return to jail in order to get treatment was sentenced to 100 days in federal prison Wednesday but should be out in about a week.

Frank J. Morrocco’s sentence by U.S. District Judge John T. Curtin followed his guilty plea to violating his probation. His sentence includes time already served as part of his probation violation.

Morrocco, 56, was released from prison in late 2011 after spending 20 years there for cocaine trafficking.

He claims he intentionally got himself arrested last November because he could not afford health insurance. Morrocco also said a return to federal prison would provide him with the kind of medical care he could not afford as a free man.