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01-29-11, 11:17 PM #1
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 - JSOnlineDo not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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01-30-11, 06:57 AM #2
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.Job security...
Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
01-30-11, 11:12 AM #3
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.Arm the sheep!
01-30-11, 11:18 AM #4
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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"...but to forget your duck, of course, means you're really screwed." - Gary Larson
01-31-11, 10:48 AM #5For 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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