To: Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Cancer in a Texas prison

Cancer in a Texas prison

Petition text: The state of Texas has to give us more information about our dying loved ones. I want them to give prisoners the opportunity to get good medical care while incarcerated. They need more options to treat cancer. They also need quick treatment because the waiting game means death.

Why is this important?

It's important because our loved ones die every day in Texas prisons. We are lead to believe that our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, etc... are just fine and the truth is far from it. My father died of cancer this past month and I feel that they could have let myself and our family know something. I know my father did wrong but to die in prison of cancer is not right. With little to no care or treatment, it was cruel and just wrong. They had more than enough time to tell me. You don't just wake up one day and have stage 4 lung cancer. There are stages that can't be over looked. My father suffered, I want answers and I'm not going to stop. I'm my father's only last hope and I feel no one should die from cancer in prison just because they don't want to pay for their care.