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Interview with Seth, Clark and Lisa

JM: Did you always have access to necessary medications?
Seth: no only what they felt you needed
Clark: Medication was dispensed twice per day. In the mornings it was dispensed soon after breakfast and in the evening it was dispensed right at lockdown time. Some medications could be kept in your cell such as ibuprofen/tylenol you could buy on commissary though they limited the amount to I believe 5 pills per inmate.
Lisa: No they only gave meds twica day. If you had pain meds and needed them at night they were impossible to get

JM: How did you get your medications?
Seth: a nurse came around three times a day to pass it out you had to get in line when she came or you were out of luck
Clark: The medications were brought in by a nurse on a moving push cart and each inmates medications were categorized in a sort of folder/filing system. The inmates would all form a line for the medication and she would look them up one at a time and dispense the meds accordingly. There was always a guard with the nurse and it was their job to make sure the inmates were taking their medicines. They would give you the medication right next to a sink and watch you take a drink right after swallowing the pills, and you had to open your mouth afterwards to show it was gone.
Lisa: The nurse would come up on the block. We would stand in line. The nurse would ask us to open our mouthes to check and see if we took them

JM: What types of punishments were incurred for abuse of drugs? Did you ever witness this?
Seth: if they caught you hoarding your pills or with pills you weren't prescribed they would put you in the hole
Clark: If they caught you abusing drugs, they would remove you from the cell block where the incident occured and either put you on the medical block for a week and move you back, or just move you to another block altogether. People found selling or giving away their medication risked losing it.
Lisa: I know that did happen I believe they whoever was involved they had to go to lockdown and lost visitation and commissary privliges

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