Interview with Girliegirl, Paul, Tyler, Tom, Ryan, Zach and Pat
JM: Did you always have access to necessary medications? Girliegirl: yes Paul: yes Tyler: Yes, provided your medications were approved. Tom: i had no medication so Ryan: I didn't need any while I was in there so I wouldn't
know how that was. Zach: The medical staff was a bit of a clusterf*ck.
Medications would be withheld, mixed up, or
simply forgotten about. Pat: No
JM: How did you get your medications? Girliegirl: They gave them to me once a day Paul: carried my inhaler with me Tyler: They called people for morning and evening meds. Tom: a nurse would come by with all the inmates
medication and the inmates would line up and get
their meds. Ryan: I wasn't in need of any, so I don't know the entire
procees in receiving it. But I do know that if you
wanted it, you needed to make an appointment with
the doctor first. And that was a $15-$20 fee alone.
then they would charge you for the perscription to
be filled. Zach: I did not take any medications. Pat: Nurse would come 2x/day to give meds
JM: What types of punishments were incurred for abuse of drugs? Did you ever witness this? Girliegirl: The hole or moved to another facility. Level I
went to level II and so on... Paul: dunno Tyler: Not sure about drugs. People that were caught
smoking were sent to R9 initial jail holding cell
for days or weeks. Tom: none the inmates would have to open their mouths an
show the nurse that they in fact did swollow the
Ryan: After taking the medication, they would have you
open your mouth to check that you took yourmedicine.
And if they caught you storing, or saving your pills
for whatever reason, they would cancel your
perscription. And not give you any more. Zach: I imagine the punishments would be harsh. I did
not witness this. Pat: Yes, no punishment given