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LETTER: ‘I don’t want to die’

Friday 14 October 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion


LETTER: ‘I don’t want to die’

Dear Editor, I did break the law, yes, I did deserve to go to jail, and when I got sentenced my lawyer put to Crown Law, all my medical records stating my condition and asking for my sentence to be reduced, and Crown Law said no, and that Corrections can cater for me and look after people in my condition.

Two lawyers that had no idea, or never even visited the place, said no and that I was going to be OK, there in my condition, and secondly Corrections did not stand up and say that they cannot look after me or cater for people in my condition.

There are no doctors on site.

Their wardens are not certified for this kind of treatment, so yes, I am trying to get out of this.

I do not want to get worse or die.

Their bad choices or decisions are what put me in this state, so please if I can admit to my wrong doing

And again, to everyone, I’m so sorry, I’m sorry if I’ve hurt you or your feelings. please forgive me.  

Teina Ataera