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Interview with Dodo and Misty

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.

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