Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.
The British authorities released the Great Train Robber, Ronnie Biggs, last week because he has only months to live. They took the same view with the gangland boss Reggie Kray.
Then again, American authorities have denied 17 appeals for release by Susan Atkins, who murdered Sharon Tate, and who is now paralysed by terminal brain cancer.
On tonight's show, we will explore what makes the case for "compassionate grounds," and we'll feature some of your comments on the show.