JM: Did you always have access to necessary medications? Jerry: Yes. The nurse comes around three times a day with various
med for purchase or prescribed. Pat: Yes they do med call twice a day morning and
night and if you needed it in between they made
sure you got what you needed.
JM: How did you get your medications? Jerry: The nurse gives you the pills and makes you swallow and then
checks your mouth to check. You must bring your own cup
with water as none will be provided. Pat: The Officers would escort the nurse around the
jail to distribute medications to each tank and
if it was a special need we would be sent to the
nurses station to take our meds.
JM: What types of punishments were incurred for abuse of drugs? Did you ever witness this? Jerry: The only time people get busted for drugs is if they do a
random sweep or someone tells on you. Most times you get a
serious write up but if its smuggled drugs you might get a DA
referral resulting in a new charge. I've seen dogs come in and
sniff the housing areas but never a bust at this jail that I know
of. Pat: If they suspected illegal use of drugs they
would do shakedowns and and comme in with about
15 officers line us up against the wall and
search everything for anything illegal or test
inmates to see if they were under the influence.