Keefe Employee Ignores Smoking Policy

Keefe Employee Ignores Smoking Policy

It seems that some Keefe employees don’t adhere to the smoking policy at Perryville. We’ve had numerous complaints about a Keefe “white shirt”, Ms. Lorry, who constantly smokes directly in front of the kitchen door. This behavior is especially...
Elderly Woman Retaliated Against for Second-hand Smoke

Elderly Woman Retaliated Against for Second-hand Smoke

A woman about 70-years old wrote to this website to describe her struggle against second-hand smoke at Perryville. “In 2017 I submitted a grievance against staff smoking out-of-area and in the non-smoking sections of Santa Maria. I had a list of 15 names of...
I Couldn’t Breathe at Maria Detention Unit!

I Couldn’t Breathe at Maria Detention Unit!

“I was located at this facility intermittently for several months, but I want to talk about my two weeks of hell, where I literally couldn’t breathe. The girls at MDU (Maria Detention Unit) were getting cigarettes smuggled in. As a result, the air was...
Gassed at Santa Cruz Medical – by T.M.

Gassed at Santa Cruz Medical – by T.M.

A guard stationed at complex escorted a patient to Santa Cruz Medical. He stepped one foot out of Medical and promptly lit up his cigarette in front of other patients waiting outside. Several of us are asthmatics and told the guard to go someplace else, as this was a...