Dickie Scruggs uses bond request to disclose ‘malignant cancerous lesion’ that needs treatment
Sixth, the Fifth Circuit has recognized that another “extraordinary circumstance”
for granting bail is the “serious deterioration of the petitioner’s health while incarcerated.
Calley, 496 F.2d at 702 n. 1 (citations omitted). In fact, Petitioner is suffering from
Dupuytren’s Contractor of the right hand. See D.E. 182-1 (affidavit of Cooper L. Terry,
MD)(filed 3/20/2012). The District Court refused Petitioner’s request to have outpatient
surgery while in Oxford, Mississippi for the Court’s hearing, and as Dr. Terry predicted,
“without immediate surgery, Mr. Scruggs’s condition [has] continue[d] to progressively
worsen, adversely affecting his long-term recovery and outcome.” Id. Petitioner’s
dominant hand is now nearly useless. In addition, Petitioner has a malignant cancerous
lesion on his forehead, which is progressively worsening without treatment, despite his
history of melanoma. For several months, there has been no physician at the Federal
Prison Camp Montgomery. Petitioner is suffering serious deterioration of his health
while incarcerated, a deterioration that can be reversed with proper medical care, at
Petitioner’s own expense, while on bail.