Woman sues, says she was hospitalized after prison dentistry

Posted by on Sep 7, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs | 0 comments

Corizon is notorious for its awful “health care”! Here again we see that a short sentence for drug charges nearly  resulted in death due to prison officials’ medical incompetence and cruelty. Excerpts from the Article: A woman who says she suffered a life-threatening infection after Idaho’s prison staffers denied her antibiotics following dental surgery is suing state officials and Corizon Health, claiming she was...

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When Does “Normal Living” Happen in Recovery? – Interesting – kra

Posted by on Aug 20, 2020 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, War on Drugs |

As a former addict – clean 14 and a half years now – naturally this caught my attention among the hundreds of articles I get monthly. The article reminds me of some philosophy classes – much talk, many questions, no answers! I don’t agree with the characterization of many “likes and dislikes” as “addiction”. Some of the author’s attitudes are formed by the structure/principles of NA and AA....

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Phelps, Ohno open up about suicide, depression in new doc

Posted by on Aug 9, 2020 in Featured, Mental Illness, Prison Abuse |

Depression is the most widespread undiagnosed MH problem in America, and it is rampant in our prisons. The MH care in prisons is a total FARCE! In Delaware, for example, there is one psychiatrist for more than 6,000 inmates; the others are “licenses clinicians”, and I have SEEN what the do/know. They must have had to take a test and fail it to become licensed! These superstars should be praised for speaking out about it. MH...

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Opioid Epidemic Keeps Climbing at California Prisons, and Claiming Lives of Released Prisoners as Well

Posted by on Apr 20, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs |

It still goes on! So where are all the drugs coming from?  Despite all the bullshit put out by prison officials, 95% of ALL contraband – including drugs – is brought in by the fucking guards! And let us not lose sight of the fact that addicts need treatment, NOT prison! Excerpts from the Article: With opioid overdoses claiming the lives of over 68,000 Americans annually, detention facilities have reported a corresponding rise in...

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Sentencing reform debate shines light on lack of substance abuse treatment in prisons

Posted by on Jan 18, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs |

Good.  This is another wildly dysfunctional part of the system.  I know from my many contacts, my readings, and my own experience, that virtually NONE of the prison run programs are effective! The private companies submit a bid of 13 million $$$, or 40 million$$$, … to provide a treatment program. The program looks good on paper, the contractor gets the big bucks, …. and the difference between what is on the proposal and what goes...

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