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Thursday, August 4, 2005

Three Years Means Death Sentence When BOP Botches Your Medical Care

A woman sentenced to three years for embezzlement was diagnosed with cancer at a civilian hospital, where doctors recommended immediate treatment, but BOP doctors disagreed--nothing was wrong.  But after several months, the BOP took another look; it was indeed cancer.  Unfortunately, the prisoner's condition degenerated during the several month delay, so treatment was no longer possible.  She wants to get out to get an experimental treatment, but the BOP and DOJ are fighting every step of the way.  Oped here.

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