Is It Murder?


So, tell me, friend, is it murder, if medical treatment is deliberately withheld from a critically ill inmate?

Is murder to delay testing, biopsy, promised treatment until it’s too late?

My friend, what does your religion teach you? A popular phrase some years ago asked, “What would Jesus do?”

Is it murder, if the majority of people don’t care if some inmate, convicted of a despicable crime is dying because the Bureau of Prisons refuses treatment?

Oh, pardon me, BOP, I know you would attempt to refute that question. You would say you were evaluating, considering, waiting for an official medical determination.

But you know better, really.

You know it’s a lie.

You know you’re waiting for him to die so you don’t have to pay for treatment.


About writerladyjane

I'm a writer with a finished memoir, titled Images. Most of the blog posts relate to the general subject of my memoir and are about my experience of Federal Agents entering my home and arresting my then-husband for child pornography, as well as the following two years of threats on me. There are also posts that are of a lighter nature and some to do with my travels, especially a trip around the world I took with my daughter. I have an MFA in creative writing from Fairfield University and live in Westport, CT.
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3 Responses to Is It Murder?

  1. Barbara says:

    This is quite powerful, Jane.

  2. Is there somewhere one can appeal these decisions, or lack of them?

  3. Gabi, his cousin has been trying, through lawyers, congressmen, appealing to those in positions of power and authority at the prison, Butner, in North Carolina since the fall. It seems, now that he is suffering terribly, that surgery may be planned. It’s impossible to find anything out for sure though. They do what they do and report to no one.

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