Miskovitch met his pet, whom he dubbed Freedom Frog, two months ago after he stirred from hibernation beneath the dirt of the prison yard. Concerned that the frog didn't belong in such a harsh environment, where it seems life is often seen of little value, he smuggled him back to his cell, vowing to keep him alive to set him free.
Having been paroled after a 12-year sentence for robbery and car theft, Miskovitch kept true to his word. Within hours of his own release, he took a bus to a riverbank to give Freedom Frog his freedom too.
"I paid a woman $20 out of my pocket to film the video of me releasing him," Miskovitch said. "I had just walked out of prison. I had to make that happen. I don't have any money to give away, but I did. This is important to me."