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San Carlos Conducts Inspection with Dirty Gloves

San Carlos Conducts Inspection with Dirty Gloves

In the middle of a pandemic, officers refused to change gloves between inspecting and handling each inmate’s property and linens. After touching 54 other beds/cubbies in ‘A’ Bay an officer said “I’m not going to change gloves, it’s hot and sweaty.”.

He put his germ-laden paws all over my pillow…..where I put my face! Keep in mind that in the recent town hall meeting, the DW and COIVs reiterated that inmates had a RIGHT to request a change in gloves. I’m counting 14 days from today. 7-8-20.


Inmates may have a right to request a glove change, but apparently staff doesn’t have to comply.

The Story as We Heard It

The Story as We Heard It

On July 3 we posted that an inmate had died the previous night (read that here.) Since that article, this is what we have been told. Please keep in mind that we cannot verify the completeness or accuracy of the details, however, we promised to follow up with what we learned.


On July 2nd at 9:25pm, multiple witnesses said the victim lay awkwardly on her bed, when –#1– asked her what was wrong, the victim mumbled incoherently, but made out the word water. #1 then tried to give her some water, but the victim could not sit up or control her body movements. At this time #1 ran to the officer #1co, and he called an ICS (emergency) over the radio.

The victim was deteriorating rapidly as the left side of her face drooped down. #1co continued to radio in her symptoms to Main Control as they occurred, nausea, perfuse sweating, clammy to the touch, difficulty breathing, and speaking. Within 5 minutes after calling the ICS, officers #2co and #3 co came running in to assist. After unsuccessfully trying to move the victim to a wheelchair, they found a gurney and #1co lifted her on it. Witnesses all agreed her last words were “so scared”, “can’t breathe”.

A full 40 minutes passed from the initial radio call to the arrival of any medical assistance. The officers couldn’t wait any longer so they took her to Carlos medical to wait for nurses to arrive from Complex. There is no medical personnel on site after 10 pm! Witness #4 stated, “I saw medical staff walking in no hurry from the entrance of Carlos to the medical office.”

A friend of the victim said earlier in the day the victim went to medical complaining of shortness of breath but was turned away. Apparently, this was a two-month struggle for the victim to get help from medical for her symptoms. And now she is silenced forever.

More Info on MVD – Maria

More Info on MVD – Maria

As reported, MVD has closed on Maria. A former inmate, Rebecca Dinning, worked there for 3 and half years. She was released a month ago but kept in touch with her coworkers. These inmates told her that some staff tested positive for the virus. The inmates” had a few minutes to pack their things and move to the isolation ward.”. There on Maria, all 39 women were quarantined. At that time Dinning stopped hearing from them.

A statement from ADOT “On June 18 a staff member tested positive for COVID.”. ADOT maintains” inmates follow procedures that include face coverings, temp checks, and health questions.”. Ms. Dinning says “that’s not true, she worked there until late May, and she never wore a mask even though she asked for one”. DOC said “absolutely not…..they would not issue masks”. At MVD we are literally elbow to elbow. You move your chair you hit your neighbor, there is no room we are stuffed in there.”. says Denning.

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Director Shinn announced all inmates would be tested. Now, WHICH test remains to be seen. (In other words the DOC doesn't know yet). Antibody or swab? When will the inmates be tested? Guess? Right, they don't know. The staff will be tested first, and by facility. Did...

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Quarantine on Maria

Quarantine on Maria

After many interviews, we pieced together what is allegedly going on. "A" yard is quarantining 6 COVID patients, and all returning court people, (women that had to make an appearance at court). Those gals are all in wing #1 only. R and A are housed in wings #2,3, and...

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WHAT? NO MORE “GEEZER” CHECKS??!!

WHAT? NO MORE “GEEZER” CHECKS??!!

Almost since the beginning of the pandemic, DOC had the sense to call up chronic care patients, and screen for symptoms. Now, when AZ is putting out emergency notices to hospitals of increasing cases, the Dept of Confusion STOPS caring for the most vulnerable??!...

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Where do the drugs come from?

Where do the drugs come from?

Dateline Lumley: Numerous reports (too many to ignore), point to possible drug problems on the Lumley unit. Allegedly, there are more "dirty UA's" (drug urine tests) now, as there were when visitors were allowed in. As one staff person said, "If drugs don't come in...

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Mattress Wars – Part 3

Mattress Wars – Part 3

Well, just a few hours ago we posted Part 2, and it was joyous news. San Carlos patients were getting their medically ordered mattresses back. It figures - it was too good to be true. We just learned staff is "dragging their feet" in giving them back. One Sargent was...

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Maria is the new Pedro

Maria is the new Pedro

We just got this from a source inside. "An officer whispered to us that Maria is the new Pedro." We reported earlier that it appeared that the San Pedro unit was where the inmates testing positive for COVID-19 are being quarantined and isolated from the rest of...

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“Letter From A Dead Woman”

“Letter From A Dead Woman”

( a letter passed to us---names of medical personnel deleted for this post. We have no way of verifying, but this woman has a right to her opinion.)"Letter From A Dead Woman"My name was Debra R, but Perryville saw me as a number. I died on Jan. 11, 2020, while in...

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She’s only an inmate…

She’s only an inmate…

American Friends Service Committee has collected and donated much-needed supplies to prisons state-wide. Among those supplies were 1800 masks. The masks donated to Perryville however are still in the warehouse, along with masks donated by other organizations. And it...

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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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