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Old 11-22-2017, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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He had cancer but was only given Tylenol

A Vermont inmate who died of cancer at a Pennsylvania prison wrote in a diary that he repeatedly asked for medical care but was denied and given ibuprofen and Tylenol for his pain. Sixty-eight-year-old Roger Brown died Oct. 15 at the state prison in Camp Hill, Penn.

Dying Inmate's Diary Reveals Lack of Medical Care
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I can believe it.

Many people who work in jails and prisons think that they can play judge and jury.

Many people who work in the jails and prisons are working there because they watched lots of prison drama's and court shows and don't believe in upholding constitutional standards of healthcare.

I have always wondered why these judgments that are in the millions are used from government general fund revenues from taxpayers when the settlements should be paid for by jail staff.

I think big settlements when handed down by the courts are great thing but why shouldn't the money come out of jail workers and jail nurses pay as opposed to the taxpayer.

For example if there is a 5 million dollar settlement and 1,000 jail employees when why can't each employee have a 5,000 pay cut to pay for the settlement because they don't follow the constitution as opposed to hard-working taxpayers.

For instance if there is a 5 million settlement than why aren't the jail employees pay reduced to pay for the settlement instead of hard-working taxpayers.
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:29 PM
 
Location: In the reddest part of the bluest state
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Providing medical knocks profits all to hell.
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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More news about medical care in prison.

THE TRAGEDY OF DEBBIE DALEY

Inside the twisted world of for-profit prison health care.

https://psmag.com/social-justice/tra...-prison-health
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:48 PM
 
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Can't help wondering if he was black.

Hard to believe how badly we treat people.
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Austin
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According to WCAX.com, "Brown was serving a sentence for three counts of Lewd and Lascivious Behavior with Child." No sympathy from me.
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:55 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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According to CVAX, Brown was serving a sentence for three counts of Lewd and Lascivious Behavior with Child. No sympathy from me.
Which in the state of Vermont could mean he took a leak behind a tree in the woods and some kid happened across him.
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Old 11-22-2017, 05:03 PM
 
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If they are in for life give them a double shot of morphine and end it. Why should we spend a dime on medical for people bad enough to get a life sentence? Put them out of their misery humanely.
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Old 11-22-2017, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna.
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Providing medical knocks profits all to hell.
What does a state-run function have to do with "profit"?

The officials of two very-different states -- one of them with a very-limited corrections system (and likely, a low crime rate) tried to develop an arrangement whereby the problem could be more efficiently handled via the facilities and protocols of a state with a larger corrections system. Unfortunately, a convicted felon fell through the cracks, No one "deserves" that fate -- but are we really to believe that additional bureaucratic "safeguards" (at continuing cost to the taxpayers) would have prevented this?

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Old 11-22-2017, 05:14 PM
 
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If they are in for life give them a double shot of morphine and end it. Why should we spend a dime on medical for people bad enough to get a life sentence?
Because some of them are innocent.
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