Ed Rosenthal: Letters #7-8 from Eddy Lepp via Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution

Eddy in prison, November 2010

Dear Ed and Angela [Ed’s Assistant],

Sorry it took a minute to write this but it is a tough subject for me because now it is hitting very close to home. I have mentioned the horrid diet and all the deaths and heart attacks inside here.

This last week I tested positive for possible colon cancer. I have been told that if caught in the very early stages it is 90% curable but if caught in the later stages it is fatal 90% of the time. I just wonder if I will have to wait 6-12 months to navigate the Federal Prison medical system.

The medical staff tries to help us all they can but the system is defective. I have to travel to the Medium Security Federal Prison [at Lompoc] to see a doctor, it takes hours to do simple appointments.

I fear I may be allowed to die like so many others I have seen in the 18 months I have been in. These and many other issues really must be addressed by someone someday. To call this the land of the free is a joke. The home of the brave is even more laughable.

As one politician after another is elected by screaming he is tough on crime only to abuse the pages, take the bribes, screw those who elected him while touring the country and world on lobbyist money as he or she sells their soul, we suffer.

If you care (VOTE!) call someone and complain about it.

Respect All
Hurt None
Love Another

Eddy

Original blog here plus another letter from Eddy.