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Interview with Clinton and Tyrone

JM: Did you always have access to necessary medications?
Clinton: Yes. You put in a request and the doctor sees you within 3 days, unless its an emergency and they will see you sooner.
Tyrone: When I would tell them I had a headache they thought I was lying. To get help from a nurse you have to put in a request, and sometimes they don't get back to you for two weeks. Sometimes they don't get back to you for a long time. I get really bad migraines. They just told me to drink water. All I was asking for was Tylenol or Ibuprofen. They just think everyone wants drugs. My cellie sprained his wrist and they didn't do anything to help him. We kept telling the guards we needed a nurse. They told him to put in a request and he waited 4 days to come and they told him he was fine. Also, if they don't feel like giving you toilet paper they won't give it to you. That's a hygiene issues. Also the toilets overflowed and they wouldn't fix it.

JM: How did you get your medications?
Clinton: Distributed twice a day. They have a picture with your medication in an envelope to verify your identity.
Tyrone: They bring around meds for people with mental illnesses like ADHD, schizophrenia. Sometimes they won't give you your meds and will tell you to skip a day. You can only take the meds when they bring them. You can't choose when. They bring the meds around at 4:00pm.

JM: What types of punishments were incurred for abuse of drugs? Did you ever witness this?
Clinton: They could get a new criminal charge.
Tyrone: They get more charges and more time. They probably go to the segregation area.

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