JM: Did you always have access to necessary medications? Pat: some medications they'll hand out to everyone like
lithium, prozac and things of that nature but no
narcotics and people with chronic illnesses
sometimes have alot of trouble getting what they
need. Especially diabetics. Sam: Medications were readily available if necessary.
JM: How did you get your medications? Pat: A nurse comes to the pod 3 times a day with a cart
full of drugs and if you get meds, you go to her. Sam: Medications were usually carried by the nurse
twice daily, but you could pick up certain
medications to hold onto from the infirmary.
JM: What types of punishments were incurred for abuse of drugs? Did you ever witness this? Pat: Some people would buy/sell their meds but its not
to profuse because everything is non narcotic. some
pills will help you sleep but even that is short
lived. Sam: Often times, people were found to abuse drugs,
whether prescription or not. There were
institutional charges given for these incidents,
and I witnessed this many times.