When Tommy Ray McAdoo finally got out of prison, he found life in shelters too difficult. Plus: the man who lived in a car near Mark Zuckerberg’s house

It was impossible for Tommy Ray McAdoo to go on as he had been. Back in 2008, approaching the age of 70, his latest period of imprisonment ended after a lifetime spent entangled in the criminal justice system. According to court documents, he struggled to live in the Seattle area on the $882 in benefits he received each month, and subsequently moved to Reno, where he became homeless. In 2014, after suffering intense chest pain, he was informed that he needed open-heart surgery. He declined it. “I have told him openly that this means that he will probably die within the near future,” his doctor stated, “and he tells me that he is prepared to die.”

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