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Interview with Tom, Frank and Ashlee

JM: Did you always have access to necessary medications?
Tom: yes
Frank: Ha. don't get sick in Sutter County. Most of the nurses are jerks. You have to go through filling out a form to request medication and it takes probably 2 weeks, by that time you are better.
Ashlee: No. Everything had to be requested on paper and you hope the nurse approves it or unless ordered by the doctor.

JM: How did you get your medications?
Tom: Hand delivered by facility medical staff
Frank: The nurse and a cop would come to the tank at approximate morning, midday, and evening times to give medicine.
Ashlee: When the med cart came around to your cell. The nurse would call out the names who are getting meds and you line up with your cup of water.

JM: What types of punishments were incurred for abuse of drugs? Did you ever witness this?
Tom: Loss of good time, possible criminal charges. Assignment to administrative segregation loss of all commissary and phone and visitation. There is all kinds of things that could happen
Frank: I don't know what punishments are given. People cheek their pills and then trade them for commisary all the time.
Ashlee: Depends. If you got caught trying to pass your meds to someone else then they would take away your visits, phone calls, and commissary orders. Yes, I witnessed all kinds of drug transactions inside. The most common trade is pills for commissary.

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