JM: Did you always have access to necessary medications? Dorothy: No and if you needed any Ibuprofen you had to
purchase it on the commissary and also cough
drops or ointment creams. The ibuprofen was .50
for only two pills. The nurse would not provide
any of these items and if you asked she would
tell you to buy it on the commissary. Well if you
do not have any money then you are SOL!!
JM: How did you get your medications? Dorothy: If you did get medications the nurse would come
by two times a day to provide them to you to the
vestibule and watch you take them.
JM: What types of punishments were incurred for abuse of drugs? Did you ever witness this? Dorothy: If you got caught hoarding medicines you would
get a disciplinary action and that mean loss of
privileges such as visitation or commissary and
rec. Also they would make you go to separation
for how ever many days they gave you after they
did an investigation. Yes, I saw a female inmate
get like two weeks separation and loss of her
commissary and rec for hoarding pills.