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Interview with Katrina, Rachel, Graham, Gordon, Marcus, Melissa and Andrea

JM: Did you always have access to necessary medications?
Katrina: not fast you have to see the doctor which takes about 2-3months and its hard to get them to give you anything for a headache or any other issue its a struggle in there to get anything
Rachel: No,they didnt give me my meds for my high blood pressure.anxiety,headache or anything
Graham: No. You had to put in a request every time.
Gordon: No, I did not at all.
Marcus: The med cart went along with picking up your meal in line, and there was a night nurse. I had to buy my i.b.pruffen at a verry high cost on commissary I remember.
Melissa: No. I had a migraine and asked about the process to get ibuprofen. Realistically, it would have been 3-4 days later, if at all. Pointless.
Andrea: Didn't apply

JM: How did you get your medications?
Katrina: a nurse comes in the am and the pm for medication call and the people that take meds line up
Rachel: Didnt get them
Graham: They would come by twice daily. Once in the morning and once at night. They'd bring a little cart around.
Gordon: You would place a request for medical into a box, and if you were lucky you would see a nurse a week later.
Marcus: I got my sleeping medication when the nightly nurse came around on his or her 4th trip a day or people got their meds with their meal.
Melissa: I did not.
Andrea: Didn't apply

JM: What types of punishments were incurred for abuse of drugs? Did you ever witness this?
Katrina: disciplinary lock down whatever they see fit.
Rachel: Dont know
Graham: If you got caught it was a write up and straight to the hole. I did witness one of my friends get in trouble for it.
Gordon: Yes, I witnessed many people try to "cheek' their medication. The ones that were caught went directly to the hole (unless they were a jail house plant trying to find out information on others to 'snitch" on).
Marcus: I'm sure charges were filed if you were caught with drugs, but I never witnessed this and there were never any situations I knew of. It was in fact a very clean jail.
Melissa: I didn't see anything like this.
Andrea: I didn't see this.

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