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DOC fined another $1 million dollars for lack of compliance in prison medical care

DOC fined another $1 million dollars for lack of compliance in prison medical care

(From a story in AZ Republic newspaper 2-26-21)
Judge Roslyn Silver found the DOC in contempt for failing to comply with the Order issued May 2019. This time the state will pay 1.1 million in 14 days.

Parsons v Ryan is the lawsuit that claimed inadequate medical, health, and dental care for inmates. Corene Kendrick, one of the lawyers representing the inmates, said “we hope the ADC will stop wasting taxpayer money fighting the court ordering it to live up to its promises, and finally do its duty and provide the basic health care to the people in its custody.”

In addition to getting substandard health care, Covid has added concern for inmates, their families, and advocates. We here at this website know our women in Perryville live in fear wondering when the vaccines are coming. California, Oregon, and surrounding States have already vaccinated their inmates…why hasn’t Arizona? Because, in our opinion, they don’t give a damn.

Incidents of self-harm skyrocket in AZ prisons

Incidents of self-harm skyrocket in AZ prisons

The mental health of inmates in Arizona is deteriorating at an alarming rate. It seems like suicide is neck and neck with COVID to see who wins.

The Arizona Republic quoted KJZZ’s article about self-harm in prison, reporting an increase of 360% more cases this year!! That is worth saying again…360% more cases. They don’t break it down by location, so we can’t isolate Perryville from the others, but if reports are accurate Perryville is suffering more than the men.

Does the DOC offer more mental health services during this crisis? Hell no.

Lumley, the ass end of Peeville

Lumley, the ass end of Peeville

I’m starting the HALL OF SHAME for guards who refuse to wear masks here. L. Garcia, lets start with you. This guard went his entire shift with no mask! There will be more.

Today started with my morning jog as usual. I’m as deaf as a post, but I could hear a loud banging coming from the SMI cage on A yard. I was close enough to see this poor girl flailing her fists against the glass, and could hear her scream. No one was paying any attention. I went to the guard shack and said *do you hear that?* The guard just shrugged.

Later I went by and saw them chain her up, to load her into yet another cage. People were not meant to be treated like this. You’ve heard the expression *meaner than a junkyard dog*? Is this the way our government cares for the mentally ill? Mans’ inhumanity to man….or woman.

More medical nightmares

More medical nightmares

Dateline Cruz: I was diagnosed with back injury and anklosing spondilitis. I resisted the spinal shots they wanted to give me, but I was in 24 hour unrelenting pain. The first shot went ok but did not give me pain relief. The 2nd almost killed me. When the doctor put...

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RN Nurse on Lumley Gets Our Vote

RN Nurse on Lumley Gets Our Vote

As the best health care professional this quarter. I watched NURSE D'ANTONIO (forgive me if I spelled that wrong), work with mentally challenged inmates on B yard, with compassion and understanding. She never talked down to them or treated them with contempt, nor did...

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Update on Tiffany

Update on Tiffany

Sources close to Tiffany said she continued to have severe seizures at Carlos. They said recently that Tiffany was suffering terrible pain and inflammation at her mastectomy site. She showed her friends, so there would be witnesses, of her horribly disfigured top...

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Tiffany’s Cancer Travail

Tiffany’s Cancer Travail

Another botched diagnosis, with accompanying malpractice, by DOC's medical provider. We'll let Tiffany tell her own story. She had the foresight to compile a diary. "In April of 2020, I noticed a lump in my right breast. I immediately put in an HNR to have it...

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RATS taking over Perryville!

RATS taking over Perryville!

We posted a story on Sept 26th about rats at complex kitchen, but since then people have reported severe rat infestations at all units. An eyewitness at SANTA CRUZ files this story. "The rats started invading the grounds near the V gate a few months ago. This rapidly...

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A 10-minute stroll through San Carlos

A 10-minute stroll through San Carlos

"I am an outside worker on Perryville. I casually watch this website, but this is the first time I have contributed. At around 9 am, I walked from Admin to the Medical office, this is what I observed. The Keefe workers in the store, serving customers, DID NOT HAVE...

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A Eulogy to Tracy Qutero, rest in peace

A Eulogy to Tracy Qutero, rest in peace

We have received several emails and tear-stained handwritten letters about the inmate who died on Tuesday on Santa Cruz. We let her friends speak. " Tracy was one of my best friends. She had been in a car accident prior to coming to Perryville, and was in a lot of...

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Mental Health Crisis in Perryville

Mental Health Crisis in Perryville

We have unfortunately learned of another suicide on Santa Cruz yesterday. Visits are the life blood of every inmate, and being cut off from the warm embrace of family is heartbreaking. The DOC resists every effort by mental health professionals to install more therapy...

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1 Comment

  1. Cynthia

    I was in prison for 17years and have seen so many people die in front of me It’s traumatic and I have PTSD from it. Medical never helped me for my heart problems, never took tests, just told me I have congested heart failure and didn’t do anything for me. I saw it every day. They never helped us, made us always feel like we were lying and would send us away. Making people work in the kitchen who have scoliosis, heart problems, people who have AIDS and Hep C as well as other STDs. There’s rat poop on our kitchen food, birds all over our trays that we eat off of making us all even sicker, black mold everywhere. We can’t breathe in our cells due to all the mold and crud in our walls, vents, and coolers. They are trying to kill us – they don’t care and the money they get for us does not go to us. There is so much more.

    I’ve been sexually attacked by the CO police officers twice. I have my whole life to account for in there and I’m surprised I made it out after 17years. They have medium inmates on max yards getting assaulted and they don’t care. They say it is due to no room. They also send you to max yard as punishment without ever getting tickets. It’s all retaliation. They will ruin your life if you don’t do what they want. They make up lies, yep the sergeants, if you refuse to work because you don’t feel good. I heard a Sergeant say “Oh you’re going to hurt yourself” then cuff her up and put her in isolation when the girl never said it. I’ve seen it all, believe that.

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