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jordan321 06-24-2018 09:47 AM

Az DOC to pay $1.4Mil!
 
Judge orders AZ Dept. of Corrections to pay 1.4M in fines

A federal judge is ordering the Arizona Department of Corrections to pay more than 1.4 million dollars in fines for failing to adequately provide healthcare to prison inmates. Governor Doug Ducey says ten people have been hired to evaluate how health care is being handled at the prison system.

In 2014, the department agreed to comply with more than 100 different performance measures, many related to health care as part of a settlement in the case of Parsons v. Ryan. It mandated that prison officials had to provide adequate health care to inmates in all the Arizona state prisons.

The ADC has failed to comply, according to Corene Kendrick, attorney at Prison Law Office.

Read entire article below:

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/ari...y-14m-in-fines

I dunno if any of you guys saw this!

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miamac 06-24-2018 12:24 PM

The fed intervention may be a good thing, it had to happen in California, as well. But fining them only works if it hits the top tier where it hurts and the fine is paid out of paychecks. Something tells me this money won't come out of their personal coffers.

CenTexLyn 06-24-2018 12:37 PM

The amount paid will likely be nowhere near that amount if our experience under Ruiz was a learning experience...

Further, such fines never come from the employees. They come from the taxpayers.

miamac 06-24-2018 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by CenTexLyn (Post 7729063)
The amount paid will likely be nowhere near that amount if our experience under Ruiz was a learning experience...

Further, such fines never come from the employees. They come from the taxpayers.

Exactly.

Fridyrr.Likn 06-25-2018 09:01 AM

Yeah, I'm not sure why people are happy about this. It may mean better care for our inmates, but even that's a long shot. All it means is more of our money going to the prison system...but not to the rehabilitation of inmates.

jordan321 06-25-2018 09:50 AM

Im just happy that at least the courts agree that they need better care. If only it would be acted upon and taken seriously & not on our dime. I dont understand why AZ is behind pretty much every other state in every aspect.
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Originally Posted by Fridyrr.Likn (Post 7729243)
Yeah, I'm not sure why people are happy about this. It may mean better care for our inmates, but even that's a long shot. All it means is more of our money going to the prison system...but not to the rehabilitation of inmates.


Fridyrr.Likn 06-25-2018 09:57 AM

I wouldn't say they are behind pretty much anywhere. Most state prisons have horrible medical care...across the board. Some are better and some are worse. But they all suck. Prisons pay millions in fines all the time. I've heard numerous people in admin say it's easier to pay the money than fix the problems.

And when IHP hits the peak there will be even more problems and more fines for failing to comply.

jordan321 06-25-2018 10:13 AM

Oh damn. I guess its true dont believe everything what you read on internet
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Originally Posted by Fridyrr.Likn (Post 7729259)
I wouldn't say they are behind pretty much anywhere. Most state prisons have horrible medical care...across the board. Some are better and some are worse. But they all suck. Prisons pay millions in fines all the time. I've heard numerous people in admin say it's easier to pay the money than fix the problems.

And when IHP hits the peak there will be even more problems and more fines for failing to comply.


Lee4life 06-25-2018 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fridyrr.Likn (Post 7729259)
I wouldn't say they are behind pretty much anywhere. Most state prisons have horrible medical care...across the board. Some are better and some are worse. But they all suck. Prisons pay millions in fines all the time. I've heard numerous people in admin say it's easier to pay the money than fix the problems.

And when IHP hits the peak there will be even more problems and more fines for failing to comply.

You are absolutely correct!! I'm an RN and know several nurses that could not give "proper basic nursing care" when working within the ADOC. They didn't last long due to their ethical beliefs and their duty to patients being ignored. One friend of mine was even reprimanded for doing her job to well!!! The health care system is not going to change due to this fine, they don't care about the money. That amount is a drop in the bucket compared to the profit they make everyday at the expense of our loved ones health. This issue just happened to "make the news" they pay fines, are sued and the public is just not informed.

Don't even get me started on rehabilitation!! What a joke... they want to keep the prisons full, bottom line! :(


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