It’s gut-wrenching to read the court filing describing former speaker and current federal prison inmate Sal DiMasi’s attempts to get treatment for his cancer. Those eight short pages are all you need to get a sense of how far DiMasi has fallen: too far. The man who was once one of the most powerful in the state was suddenly at the mercy of various prison staffers, pleading for months for cancer treatment. Nobody should be treated this way.
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