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Interview with Brian, Marty, Linda, Charlie, Mary and Myron

JM: Did you always have access to necessary medications?
Brian: No. I need my medication for anxiety, Zantac and the jail would not give it to me. I was not able to get access to another medication. I need medication for sleeplessness, anxiety and depression. I did not get it until I saw the Jail Psychiatrist before it was brought for the night time medication when the nurse came.
Marty: Not unless the jail knew what you were on and you or a doctor could prove it...
Linda: no
Charlie: yes
Mary: yes I always had access to the meds
Myron: Med lines came twice a day, emergency medical staff barely available if you were in Bad enough shape!

JM: How did you get your medications?
Brian: It was given to us by the Nurse off the Medication Cart in the Morning and at night time.
Marty: I did not receive my meds, but for those who did, a nurse came onto the POD
Linda: in the morning threw nurse
Charlie: thru the nice nurse
Mary: the nurse would come to the pod and give you your meds we had to wait in line and they would give them to u
Myron: Line up by a pantry next to the correctional officer's desk is & food trays are dispersed. Nurse checks I'd bracelets, & mouths to ensure meds are taken.

JM: What types of punishments were incurred for abuse of drugs? Did you ever witness this?
Brian: You would be taken to the "hole" if you were caught with drugs or involved with drugs. You were locked up in your cell until you were taken to the "hole" etc which was the 7th or 8th floor.
Marty: 48 hour lock-in
Linda: the hole
Charlie: did not incure any
Mary: they would strip search I and then they would put you in the gold. I witnessed the masing someone for having drugs
Myron: Various lengths of time being locmed-in one's cell. The hole treatment is all they could do. Then just crush the inmates pills to ensure they don't take them incorrectly or remove the Med totally if the abuse is habitual.

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