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Interview with Hugh, Jennifer and Johnny

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 knowledge.

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