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The Pregnancy from Hell

The Pregnancy from Hell

Ms. G arrived at Santa Maria R&A on October 23, 2019. She was 8-months pregnant. The staff did not give her prenatal vitamins or diet because the “paperwork” had not come in yet. She was taken to the hospital on October 27 and delivered her baby on the 28th.

After the required 3-day hospital stay she was returned to Lumley because there were no beds available at the infirmary or Santa Maria. She was wearing the same t-shirt she wore in the ambulance, a soaked hospital diaper, no bra or panties, a jumpsuit, and flip-flops for shoes.

During delivery, she lost three times the amount of blood as a normal delivery and suffered a broken tailbone. When Ms. G arrived at Complex Medical, she was not given a wheelchair to Lumley. A male guard made her walk the half-mile to get there! She told him “I just gave birth and I’m still bleeding.” He said, “Well I don’t care – walk faster.” He forced her to walk to Lumley while she bled, was in significant pain, had no jacket or shoes, and was hungry.

When she finally arrived she was told to sit on a metal bench, outside, in the cold, for 2-hours while they searched for a cell to put her in. It was 8 pm when they escorted her to a “suicide watch” cell. She had still not eaten. They put here there because no regular cells were available.

This is how Ms. G described her new room: “A filthy cement box, no mattress or blankets. The only thing there was a steel toilet, overflowing with blood and feces. The toilet even had blood on the seat, with bloody pads all around it. There was no toilet paper to clean it with, or to use.” When she asked for food the guard said, “Oh, we ran out of food.” They finally let her use a blanket they pulled out of the trash. She claims that no one checked on her for 2 days.

On Nov. 1st a psych worker came to see her and saw the deplorable conditions she was enduring. This man got her bedding, moved her to a regular cell, and began treating her for severe post-partum depression. Unbelievably, the yard officer assigned her to a top bunk! It was terribly painful for her to climb.

On November 6th she was moved again, to Santa Maria unit R&A. On that day she saw the provider for blood work. He had no idea she had recently given birth. As of January 6, 2020, she has still not seen an OB/GYN for any post-partum care. Mercifully, she leaves this hell hole on January 21, 2020.

No Feminine Hygiene Products!

No Feminine Hygiene Products!

Update 1/6/2020: Due to media pressure the DOC has given the ladies toilet paper and feminine hygiene products. Back to normal

Update as of 12/30/19: Sign posted on the office

NO TP
NO TAMPONS
NO PADS

Women report that when they are given a roll of toilet paper, the next day sergeants come and take it away.

We have alerted all social media, the ACLU, and the Prison Law Office.

WHAT IS D.W. PITZ THINKING?

Check this article for more on this issue: https://kjzz.org/content/1371646/incarcerated-women-say-arizona-department-corrections-withholding-toilet-paper-and

A Moment of Silence

A Moment of Silence

Recently, Perryville Santa Cruz Unit suffered a tragedy. A young woman chose to end her life. Although the circumstances of her pain will never fully be known, we appreciate the special COII officers who took the time to counsel with her as often as they could. We would also like to express our most heartfelt thank you to the officers who tried to do all they could to save her. This event has touched many of their lives, as it has ours. If you can, please take a moment of silence for this young woman’s family

Added note: One week later, another woman chose to also end her life. Her attempt was thwarted, however, and she survived. This sort of occurrence happens often as women lose hope.

Thank you all for your prayers for our safety.

Drug Scandal on Santa Cruz

Drug Scandal on Santa Cruz

[Disclaimer: This website does not independently verify inmates' stories. We only give them their First Amendment right to speak. An inmate wrote us this account and said she was working as an informant on behalf of the D.O.C.] Dateline Santa Cruz: "Ms. R, a...

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$7 Lightbulbs, and 24-Hour Boots

$7 Lightbulbs, and 24-Hour Boots

Up until recently, an inmate could buy a lightbulb for $0.78. Then came the outrageous $2.00 lightbulb. But Keefe/Trinity, not done bilking the inmates out of ther hard-won dime, jacked up the price to $7.00!! I've heard of $2,000 toilet seats purchased by the...

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Women Scared by “Men in Black”

Women Scared by “Men in Black”

Dateline San Carlos: A recent search on San Carlos had the addition of black-clothed commandos called the dreaded men in black. These squads made up of all men over 6-feet tall, were created to quell riots and suppress inmate unrest, or to deal with hostage...

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D.W. Compton Denies Elderly Women A/C!

D.W. Compton Denies Elderly Women A/C!

8-7-19 3:34 PM Townhall Meeting Dateline Santa Maria: from a 70-year-old woman. "I told D.W. Compton that the elderly have special needs, as we cannot dissipate heat from our body. plus we take medications that make us even more susceptible to heat stroke. I asked if...

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The High Cost of Living: by K.D.

The High Cost of Living: by K.D.

I don't know anyone who, at one time or another, hasn't mentioned how things have gotten so high at the store. We are about to have yet another price hike. Even though Keefe Company is under contract and are only supposed to raise prices at the start of the fiscal...

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