JM: Did you always have access to necessary medications? Hugh: You could write a request and go see the nurse.
If your family brought your prescription in the
nurse would bring them in twice a day. For
aspirin or tums you had to get through
commissary. Jennifer: NO, you have to got see medical and for some things
they will clear it with your normal doctor. Johnny: I did not take medications, hwoever I observed meds being
administered. The staff at the jail only provided medications in the
morning and nighttime, to my knowledge. I am not sure how the
staff dealt with medications that were recommended to be taken
more than twice a day.
JM: How did you get your medications? Hugh: See above. Jennifer: You fill out a kyte and then wait for them to call
you to medical. If they feel you need medication
then they perscribed you some. Johnny: Medications were passed out in small paper cups. The staff would
come to the unit and the inmates would line up and be handed their
meds one-by-one. It was a strange spectacle, I guess.
JM: What types of punishments were incurred for abuse of drugs? Did you ever witness this? Hugh: Usually you would be thrown in isolation and you
could get additional charges. They can take
your visits and your commissary. Its a felony
to bring drugs into a county jail. Jennifer: Your watched as you take it but if you dont or try
to hold it then give it to someone else you were
written up. which could get you more time added on
to your stay. Johnny: I did not ever witness any sort of drugs being abused by inmates
whatsoever. I never saw any punishments for drug abuse or
misbehavior regarding the taking of meds by inmates, to my