Bart Reagor Doesn’t Want Jail to Interrupt His ‘Complicated Treatment Regimen’
Is it really even surprising that Bart Reagor is still trying to find ways to stay out of jail?
We're so close. Not even two weeks away from Reagor's self-surrender date as I write this. The battle was fought in court, and a lot of us assumed it was pretty much done. However, it seems Reagor might have a bit of fight left in him.
KAMC News reports that back on Friday, April 22nd, Reagor asked a federal judge permission to stay out of prison while his appeal goes through the Fifth Circuit. Apparently, Reagor has, as his lawyer put it, a "complicated treatment regimen" when it comes to his Parkinson's disease. Without a regiment of "medication and exercise," his symptoms will be progressive and degenerative, he claims.
Now, Parkinson's sucks. I won't shy away from that fact, and I'm sad to hear that Reagor is having to deal with it. However, this feels like just another excuse to stay out of jail for as long as he can.
I've never been to prison, but from what I understand exercise is one of the main things prisoners are allowed to do, right? To my knowledge, people also can receive medical treatment in the form of medication while incarcerated. Maybe these specific meds won't be available in prison and that's the cause for Reagor's concern?
Regardless of whether or not Reagor's self-surrender date gets pushed back, it must be noted that he did say in his request, "I know I have to face the music of the sentence this Court has given me if the Judgment and sentence are affirmed on appeal. I only ask this Court to defer my surrender date."
Maybe he actually does realize that the fight is over? Only Reagor knows, really.
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