I could not agree more with the March 22 editorial arguing that former House speaker Salvatore DiMasi should get consideration for a “compassionate release” from prison. What he and his wife have been through is enough punishment for anything he did. I cannot understand why this is a difficult thing for the federal prison authorities to do.
Prisons are well over the limit to house everyone, and this man did serve the state of Massachusetts for many years. I wonder whether his wife has considered suing the federal prison system, since she and DiMasi’s lawyer say that when DiMasi became ILL, nothing was done for quite some time.
Where is the outrage? His treatment is a crime against human decency, and I am appalled.