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Prison nurse told to falsify report

Prison nurse told to falsify report

(Read Jimmy Jenkins complete article in the Arizona Republic)

This RN with 30 years experience, worked predominantly in the DOC Alhambra unit which serves as intake for men’s prisons. In this instance in 2020, Nurse Bordan was asked to document a return from off-site even though no one had seen this inmate. She went to her computer and wrote the entry as if she’d seen him.

The next day, Bordan was thanked by the Director for ‘Saving Centurion $100,000. Then it hit her…’ I lied on a medical document. After that, she was defiant against pressure from Centurion and continued to advocate for her patients. In her time working the DOC, she alleged Providers were delivering substandard care to prisoners, specialty care denials, no follow-up treatments, and a preponderance of failing Performance Measures.

Nurse Bordan resigned from Centurion in September. She is quoted as saying, ‘If you don’t speak up, you’re as guilty as the person doing wrong.’

Registered Nurse: “H. Pylori is rampant in Perryville”

Registered Nurse: “H. Pylori is rampant in Perryville”

An RN source alerted us to this story. According to her, this serious bacterial disease is prevalent in prisons….at least AZ prisons. This virulent strain of bacteria is, according to the Merck manual, is the cause of gastritis and ulcers. Long-term infection increases the risk of stomach cancer. Other research found this bacteria is found in FILTHY places, i.e. greasy spoon diners, unwashed utensils, and unsanitary conditions.

Remember we told you about Perryville’s main complex kitchen being shut down for horrific violations of basic sanitation. Of course, the hordes of rats found in the kitchen and storerooms didn’t help matters. This prison was built in the early ’70s, and as we know the DOC hates to part with money, and so new dishwashers are rarely installed.

According to sources, the old dishwashers don’t get to the required temperature to sanitize the dishes/trays. Bleach is supposed to be added, but bleach is in short supply as inmates steal it from the kitchen so they can clean their rooms. Especially with the advent of Covid. You can’t blame them when basic cleaning supplies are almost nonexistent. We will keep in touch with the Health Department and keep you apprised.

AZDOC has NOT told their pregnant inmates about the ‘Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act’

AZDOC has NOT told their pregnant inmates about the ‘Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act’

Families of pregnant women have told us that there has been no postings or any dissemination of information about the Act. These expectant mothers need to know they will no longer be shackled or restrained in any way. And after birth, they will be allowed to bond with their babies for 72 hours. We wonder why the DOC is hiding this information from them…..

Read more about the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act:
https://kjzz.org/content/1695499/dignity-incarcerated-women-bill-passes-arizona-legislature-again
https://legiscan.com/AZ/text/HB2261/2021

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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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