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Letter to the Editor or OP Ed Submission: They lie, lie, lie! 5/17/18
It was quite interesting to read: “Prison report calls for better patient health management”*. The article reports the findings of the study performed by National Conference on Correctional Health Care, Resources Inc., citing deficiencies in the health care system in the prisons, and then continues with numerous gratuitous quotes from D O C officials defending the prison’s policies and practices, suggesting that the health care being provided is satisfactory. Those officials have NO credibility. The most accurate remarks came from attorney Steve Hampton and from Lori Alberts of Link of Love.
I was inside Delaware prisons from 2006 to 2012**, and SAW what really goes on. It was a time when the feds came in – due to abominable health care – and after their investigation D O C entered into a 58 page “Consent Agreement” to improve the health care service. I read every page of that agreement and SAW it violated in many ways every day … very day! As I explained years ago to Lori Alberts – and she said in the article – the only change was the name of the company hired as the health care contractor. [“Since as long as I can remember, the only thing that changes is the name of the health care contractor,” said Ms. Alberts.] D O C hired a new company. That company, meanwhile, kept the same employees as its predecessor, and, because there is no accountability, they just continued the same neglect and cover-up as has gone on for decades! D O C officials were spouting the same sort of lies that we see in this recent article. There is a word in the English language for this: propaganda. Information put out by government to deliberately deceive.
It is a genuine tragedy that the press is so easily bamboozled by D O C officials, with blind deference to their pronouncements and reports. While this goes on Steve Hampton, Lori, and I continue to receive a seemingly never- ending stream of calls and emails from horrified, frightened, and appalled family members of inmates, and letters from inmates themselves, relating the truth of their needless suffering.
Really, reading that article is enough to make one want to vomit. Send a reporter or an FBI agent INTO THE PRISON, UNDER COVER, and learn that what I say is correct! There will be no doubt about the outcome; if is an FBI agent, he or she will emerge with enough facts for several indictments. And, sad to say, prosecution of those indictments is the ONLY thing that will change the abysmal health care which has caused so much harm.
**Yes, I screwed up badly and lost everything to drugs.
Ken Abraham, Deputy Attorney General of Delaware 1974-1979, founder of Citizens for Criminal JUSTICE, Dover, DE 302-423-4067
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