Morrocco said he intentionally got himself arrested in hopes that a federal judge would send him to prison for a violation of supervised release.
That way, Morrocco said, he would be able to get “prison health care that is very good” – health care that he says he cannot afford as a free man.
“It was an act of desperation. I went into that store and took things I didn’t need, and I made sure a lot of people saw me,” the 56-year-old Morrocco told The Buffalo News. “At the time I did it, I felt that I didn’t have any other way to get the care that I need for my leukemia.”
I am very interested to get an international perspective on this.