If he is on death's door....days to live, can't move or do for himself, fine.
But if he is moving around and capable - he is a dying man with nothing left to lose. Scary.
Under the Constitution, only federal criminal convictions, such as those adjudicated in the United States District Courts, may be pardoned by the President. In addition, the President's pardon power extends to convictions adjudicated in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and military court-martial proceedings. However, the President cannot pardon a state criminal offense. Accordingly, if you are seeking clemency for a state criminal conviction, you should not complete and submit this petition. Instead, you should contact the Governor or other appropriate authorities of the state where you reside or where the conviction occurred (such as the state board of pardons and paroles) to determine whether any relief is available to you under state law. If you have a federal conviction, information about the conviction may be obtained from the clerk of the federal court where you were convicted.
USDOJ: Office of the Pardon Attorney: Pardon Information and Instructions
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011