Letter: To the people of New Hampshire
I am writing this letter in hopes it will be published with all of your love and support behind me.
My son, Joshua Lamy, is an inmate at the state prison. The prison decided to relocate him to the Berlin facility at the beginning of this year. Prison officials don’t have to have a reason to move him.
I, his mother, have recently been diagnosed with multi-myeloma cancer and chronic kidney failure. My son requested through the prison chain of command to be moved back to the Concord facility, where I could drive myself to visit him. They, in return, responded that they don’t have to make visiting part of their protocol and do not plan to move him anytime soon.
Look, I have cancer. There is not a cure for multi-myeloma, however, it is treatable. I am doing chemotherapy twice a week and also dialysis three times a week for my kidney failure. The kidneys have been affected through the cancer.
I just don’t see where the prison can’t grant a dying mother the time she has left to be able to spend with her only son. Once I have passed on, he has no problem being transferred back north. It’s just that I can’t drive the three-hour trip to get up there. My husband and daughter both work or they would take me.
Also, I have dialysis on Saturdays, which is one of his scheduled visiting-time days. If he was here in Concord, I could see him twice a week (per prison policy) until my end. He lost his father to cancer just a few years ago, and he went so quickly that I just don’t want to lose any time with my son that could be so valuable to us.
Please help us. Families should be together during these painful times, and there is no reason in the world not to spread a little love to someone these days.