Health Horror Stories

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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.

“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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Unsung Hero of the Night

Unsung Hero of the Night

This is from an inmate on the San Carlos unit. It's nice to hear good news once in a while. "I would like to commend an officer for his excellent service to the well-being and safety of the inmates. His name is Marcione, and he works graveyard shift on San Carlos. All...

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Update 5-10-2020

Update 5-10-2020

We have a few reports from inside to share with you today. We just found out from 2 trusted staff about the gal with COVID-19 symptoms that got taken out of A-bay in San Carlos (reported on 5/4/2020) .....no one cleaned or disinfected her cubby! Then hours later some...

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From the 5-6-2020 Town Hall

From the 5-6-2020 Town Hall

5-6-20: Reportedly from inmates that attended a Town Hall meeting, 65+ women will get no special treatment. All chronic care individuals will be "screened" regularly for "symptoms". Covid-19 tests allegedly on site and will be "administered as deemed appropriate". As...

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Update 5/5/2020:

Update 5/5/2020:

We hear that two more inmates from the COVID-19 exposed San Pedro unit were transferred to San Carlos A Bay yesterday. Both of those inmates indicated that they finished only 12 days of the 14-day quarantine before being moved into this vulnerable population. Many of...

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Update 5-4-2020: Here we go!

Update 5-4-2020: Here we go!

Remember we mentioned in the last update that inmates from San Pedro, where 2 staffers have (supposedly) been diagnosed with COVID-19, were transferred out of the unit just 2 days after it was announced that no transfers would happen? Well...5 days later two...

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Update 4-28-2020

Update 4-28-2020

First - some good news. The two LPN's named in the previous update are now wearing masks. A repeat of the informal survey at pill call on Tuesday morning returned a 100% compliance report. Did our naming names help? No idea, but we are very happy with the report. Now...

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Update 4-24-2020

Update 4-24-2020

Maybe it's just us, but wouldn't you expect medical professionals like nurses to be at least as conscientious about personal protection as the average grocery checker? Apparently not. As recently as yesterday two LPN's were reportedly seen treating inmates and not...

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Update 4.20.2020

Update 4.20.2020

What a difference a day makes...as of this morning, 4/21/2020 , all Keefe personnel are wearing masks. Today's news from Perryville. Cleaning supplies:Two liquid hand soap dispensers have been installed. Outside. One at each end of the yard. Not sanitizer - soap. A...

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Update from Inside – 4/14/2020

Update from Inside – 4/14/2020

Here are a few notable items from inside Perryville as of this morning, 4/14/2020. We mentioned that Perryville was expecting a shipment of 200 cots to be used for COVID-19 quarantine somewhere in the complex. Yesterday, Monday, a convoy of 7 military trucks rolled up...

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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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