JM: Did you always have access to necessary medications? Dodo: medications were sometimes stopped, started, without
best practice tapering. limited formulary, a lot of
default meds like wellbutrin,remeron and seroquel
and neurontin that a large percentage of inmates
received. Psych med eval was very weak. Misty: When you first get there the nurses have to verify your
medications. So it takes a little while to get the medicine that
you're supposed to be on. If you have a headache you have to
put in a sick call slip. You then have to pay eight dollars to be
seen then five dollars for medication for headache. Also
sometimes it might take you two days to be seen.
JM: How did you get your medications? Dodo: either brought to the pod, or sometimes go to
medical, not very well monitored for cheeking, etc.
lots of abuse of rx drugs Misty: The nurses came to the door and the inmates had to line up
and put their medication in water. If you didn't float your
medication you weren't allowed to have medication.
JM: What types of punishments were incurred for abuse of drugs? Did you ever witness this? Dodo: rhu, for a certain number of days, depending on
frequency of violation, but then there is drug abuse
in rhu, too. Misty: Sometimes people would hoard their medication and it would
be taken from them or it would be crushed up and put In water.