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