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However, I will say this. In most cases, the loss of freedom is enough punishment. It is inhumane to deny those charged into the custody of the state necessary medical care, especially when that denial results in unnecessary suffering. Often times, prisoners are denied something as simple as a decent mattress, which is readily available. Other times, they are denied treatment they are entitled to, not just under the Americans with Disabilities Act, but simply because they are human beings.
This entire series of letters, entitled "From Behind Bars" may be accessed in The Middletown Insider, here: http://www.middletowninsider.com/search?q=behind+bars&max-results=20&by-date=true
I urge the legislature to take up this matter as soon as possible.
Very truly yours,