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    Fugitive surrenders to get cancer treatment; sheriff doesn't want to pay

    A man who eluded Rock County authorities for six years turned himself in earlier this month because he realized he needed treatment for cancer.

    But the sheriff didn't want taxpayers footing that bill, and asked a court to order the inmate released, so someone else would pick up the tab.

    According to the Janesville Gazette, it's unclear who that will be, but that Anthony S. Darwin, 30, was in surgery in Madison Thursday regardless.

    A doctor who initially treated Darwin at Rock County Jail testified at a emergency court hearing that he has testicular cancer and called his prognosis bleak, the Gazette reports

    Fugitive surrenders to get cancer treatment; sheriff doesn't want to pay - JSOnline
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    Not a whole lot of sympathy for the offender in the comments section...but I have to agree, we pay whether he's in or out of jail.
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    Good for the Sheriff! As taxpayers we may foot the bill, but it will be less than if the Sheriff Dept has to pay for it based on contracts I'm familiar with anyway.
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    Bleak outlook on testicular cancer. Even if he survives he'll be a eunuch. Karma? Sadly, if he survives, the state will pay for his hormone replacement therapy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Bleak outlook on testicular cancer. Even if he survives he'll be a eunuch. Karma? Sadly, if he survives, the state will pay for his hormone replacement therapy.
    Wisconsin doesn't pay for hormone therapy, but they do pay to send them to the best doctors and hospitals. At the facility I'm at, we have a 50 bed infirmary with 6 full time dialysis beds, inmate hospice care and 24-hour medical coverage. We average about 4 trips a day to the university hospital in Madison for everything from organ transplants to surgery. That's in addition to 3 or 4 trips a day to the local hospital and another 1 or 2 "flight for life" airlifts to Madison each month. The cost to the taxpayers is unbelievable!
    For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.

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