Yvonne Abraham

Inadequate health care for inmate Sal DiMasi is a crime too many convicts suffer

It’s gut-wrenching to read the court filing describing Sal DiMasi’s attempts to get treatment for his cancer. Those eight short pages reveal just how far the former speaker and current federal inmate has fallen: too far.

The man who was once one of the most powerful in the state found himself suddenly at the mercy of various prison officials, finding lumps on his neck and pleading for months for treatment as he traveled from Kentucky to a Massachusetts grand jury investigating the probation department.

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