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Old 08-17-2019, 11:55 AM
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Default New York’s longest-serving female inmate died of cancer

New York’s longest-serving female inmate died of cancer – she only got treatment in the last month of her life

"New York’s longest-serving female inmate died on Tuesday at the age of 61. Her supporters say the cancer that killed her went undetected for a year — and that she deserved a shot at parole.

Valerie Gaiter was sentenced to 50 years to life for murdering an elderly couple in Flatbush, Brooklyn during a robbery in 1979. She was only 21 years old when she and a companion, desperate for drugs, stabbed the couple more than 70 times."


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Inmates that earn the privilege of parole do deserve a 2nd chance, but above that: All inmates deserve medical screenings to detect illness/disease as well as prompt and appropriate medical care for any illness / disease diagnosed.

My condolences to her family and friends.
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