Clemency hearing set for incarcerated cancer patient

Attorney tells of client’s suffering: ‘He’s in constant pain.’

The clemency hearing for Thomas Franzen, an 11-year cancer patient, has been scheduled for Oct. 9 before the Prisoner Review Board. Franzen, 37, of Montgomery, is serving a four-year prison sentence for being in possession of more than 5,000 grams of marijuana – he had 42 pounds of THC-infused chocolates shipped to his home.