Urgent! Please don't let Nick die in prison!
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Nicholas Lucanegro Y19020 is receiving palliative care at the Florida Department of Corrections Reception and Medical Center in Lake Butler, Florida.
Nick had a biopsy in November 2012 and never received the results of that biopsy. The lesion from that biopsy never healed.
He kept bringing his condition to the attention of the prison medical and dental providers but his condition was not taken seriously.
Finally a second biopsy was taken and on November 21, 2016 he was diagnosed with squamous cell (carcinoma) of the tongue.
In January 2017 his weight had dropped to 147. As of May 20, 2017 he weighs only 110 pounds.
Since April 1st he’s had two rounds of chemotherapy that caused his white blood count to drop dramatically. He was put in isolation but still ended up with an infection. For this reason he was transported a Jacksonville hospital ICU for sepsis.
He is now back at Lake Butler and is suffering badly.
We are petitioning the Commission on Offender Review to approve a conditional medical release so that we can get him out of prison and into a private home cared for by loving family and friends. His care would be provided by a top notch palliative care/hospice facility.
Nick does not deserve to die in prison. The facts of his case are staggering. To review his whole story please go to http://freedomfornick.org The only one who benefited from Nick’s incarceration is the prosecutor who offered Nick a shorter sentence if he pleaded guilty. Because Nick was innocent he wouldn’t plead guilty … in any case that is the past.
During the sentencing phase of Nick’s trial even Judge Porter stated: “It’s my interpretation of the law that I don’t have discretion, that I must sentence the 20 years; and I’ll go on record that based on this Defendant’s background, that it is a very harsh sentence.”
The present and the future are bleak to say the least. We need to get him out of prison, to live the rest of his days with quality care and to eventually die with dignity.
Please sign the petition to set Nick free to go home to his family.
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