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Interview with Sarah, Drew and Paul

JM: Did you always have access to necessary medications?
Sarah: I was there 16 days before I went to the restroom and they didn't do anything about it. I sent a request to see the nurse everyday, and after 16 days they responded.
Drew: Yes or at first but it came regularly
Paul: I didnt allways have acces to medication mostly because of the new rule they set while i was in jail which was that now they are charging $100 for a year so since i was going home befor the year i didnt want to pay $100 just for tylenol. Most guys use it to there advantage though because once you pay for that year, which they take the money from your commissary account, they would get medication they didnt need just to sell it to people that dont want to spend the $100 to go to the nurse.

JM: How did you get your medications?
Sarah: A nurse usually bring meds around to the block. They have an officer with them and hand it to you through the bars.
Drew: The nurcse comes to the dorm hands it to me and I put it in my mouth ant that's it
Paul: If i needed anything i bought it from someone that already went to the nurse or i bought it on commissary where they sell cold and cough medicine

JM: What types of punishments were incurred for abuse of drugs? Did you ever witness this?
Sarah: We had a problem with people bringing pills with them when they came in, and they got housed in segregation.
Drew: Don't know don't care how would I know I ain't no police ass nigga I mind my own business that
Paul: If you were caught using drugs or had a dirty drug analysis, you could get solitary time automatic six months medium custody. Loss of contact visits, Loss of commissary, Loss of recreation. Pretty much you will lose all of the little privelages you get and it looks bad on parole.I did witness at least ten guys that came out dirty on a drug test at the trusty camp i was at and they were all dropped a line class and took good time. They were kicked off the trusty camp and put in the main maximum security building

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