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Old 01-01-2018, 08:08 AM
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That was the most recent I found, too.

Rockchalk1- another resource I found was a listing of the BOP clinical practice guidelines. It includes one for dental health which you may want to download and read. Since I can't post links yet, do a google search for "BOP: Health Management Resources". You'll find it listed on the BOP webpage that lists clinical guidelines for many medical conditions. Best of Luck to you.
Thanks! Just as I thought, not on formulary. I am amazed though that something I pay out of pocket for over $100 each month, IS on formulary. My own group insurance won't even cover it! At least he was approved to get his other meds in hand without having to go into the pill line, so that is something. Now if he just doesn't get sick in the next year, although doubtful since he's already had a cold and he told me one of his roommates has a constant cough (hope it's not something like whooping cough) . But at least thank god he at least had a flu shot. I do assume when you're in close quarters with other people, it is common to get sick, however, the fact that it is frigid there and you have to go outside to go from building to building does help kill some of the germs!
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It is really appalling to me that there is a lack of even basic medical treatment in some of our prisons. My friend who is in a state jail has had a bad cough and has been very ill. I mean, really? He could have TB! He gets sick all the time too because they serve chicken that is still raw on the inside and the food trays are not washed.
Lots of city jails will serve the t.v. dinners, but they will be partially frozen on the inside. That can't be good for the health either.
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So my husband who has the periodontal disease and filling out the paperwork for the dental visits just got the best response. They told him he is on a waiting list and will be seen in 18 months. It’s funny because he won’t even still be incarceratedbin 18 months the idiots!! His release date is March, 2019! I know there are a shortage of dentists, but come on, why not just give the option to private pay? They’re glad to take our money if we owed restitution, I’d be happy to pay his commissary for him to not lose his teeth!!! Thank god he’s at least able to floss, brush, and use the proxabrush thing like crazy but good dental hygiene is so important.
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My loved one is in Feds and has Type II and has a flare up with swollen leg and itching. He can not walk to well. I feel so helpless. They took him to hospital and prescribed antibiotics. I asked him to make sure to massage his legs and make sure to eat all the "vegetables" he can find. I don't know how long this goes on before the neuropathy gets worse.

I am so used to receiving a few calls a day now down to 1. He can't walk to and from trulics/phone. I am not sure if I can call the counselor to inquire about condition or request to send in supplements or something. I feel so helpless. I am trying to be strong we only have just over 6 months to go.
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I'm sorry for what is happening to your husband. If he agrees to have you get involved, try Federal Cure first for advice.
http://www.fedcure.org/

He has to be his own best advocate too, by formally (in writing) requesting a walker or wheelchair, and continuing to go to daily sick call.
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I'm sorry for what is happening to your husband. If he agrees to have you get involved, try Federal Cure first for advice.
http://www.fedcure.org/

He has to be his own best advocate too, by formally (in writing) requesting a walker or wheelchair, and continuing to go to daily sick call.

Thank you, he wants me to start making some calls.
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The bop sometimes reacts to complaints from federal Congressmen/Senators, so try contacting yours. Another possibility is the US Dept. of Justice's Inspector General which investigates misdeeds by the federal bureau of prisons.
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My loved one is in Feds and has Type II and has a flare up with swollen leg and itching. He can not walk to well. I feel so helpless. They took him to hospital and prescribed antibiotics. I asked him to make sure to massage his legs and make sure to eat all the "vegetables" he can find. I don't know how long this goes on before the neuropathy gets worse.

I am so used to receiving a few calls a day now down to 1. He can't walk to and from trulics/phone. I am not sure if I can call the counselor to inquire about condition or request to send in supplements or something. I feel so helpless. I am trying to be strong we only have just over 6 months to go.
I'm so sorry this is happening to you. He should keep going to the medical call (whatever they refer to it there) every day. A guy where my husband is, had a toe amputated last summer just a few months before he was being released No doubt due to his diabetes and not taking care of himself, but the guy had a different story to tell everyone. He told me he got it from a fungus in the shower - that was definitely not true. The guy didn't take care of himself, was severely overweight, didn't exercise, at like shit, etc. Not saying any of this about your husband, but he shouldn't wait for help or it getting worse either. You want to make sure it's not more serious.

My husband gets out Thursday and fortunately, has only had 1 little cold the entire time he's been there. He has gum disease and never did get his cleaning like they promised, but he made it without issue. They also even took him for the CT scan that was in his PSR last September and said that he could stay for the 6 month follow up they want to do. He laughed at them and said "thanks, but no". He has no flare ups of any issues thank god. Went in fairly healthy for a 58 year old and is coming out as a healthy 60 year old about 48lbs lighter, and he didn't have anything but maybe 10-15lbs to lose to begin with, so he will get to fatten himself up. I guess if any of us want to lose weight, we know where to go!

I hope he gets what he needs, but tell him not to sit because he's in pain, in needs to move and get circulation because just sitting will make it worse!

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My son is in ADOC Yuma. Luckily he's getting released in August. But 4 1/2 months ago, he broke his leg while getting down from his bunk. He mis-stepped and fell. It broke like you'd see on a video of skateboarder breaking their leg. It took an hour for them to even get him to medical. Then they said they didn't have to take him to the emergency room right away because the skin wasn't punctured. They finally took him 18 hours after he broke his leg. He broke his tibia and fibula. His foot is completely sideways. The doctor at the hospital said they would've done surgery immediately if they had brought him in right away, but by that point the swelling was too much so they couldn't. And advised he needed to see an orthopedic doctor within a week. Well, they didn't take him to the doctor for another month after that, then the officers who shuttled him and 2 other inmates who needed to go to their respective doctors to their appointments, they took too long to get out of the complex and missed the appointment!! So another week goes by, they finally take my son to an orthopedic doctor, but they take him to the WRONG specialist! They take him to the orthopedic doctor that specializes in the hand, arms, etc, not the lower extremity. So yet another week goes by, they finally take him to correct doctor. He said 6 weeks is way too long to wait for a broken leg, he should've had surgery immediately, the bones have started to heal on their own, incorrectly, it's causing nerve damage, etc. He said he'll order another CT Scan. A few more weeks go by, I call and make a formal complaint to Corizon. I get a call from the regional director of nursing. He talks a big game but does nothing really. Coincidentally, the day after I talk to him, they call my son in to medical, he sees the actual doctor there at the facility who admits they received the request from the doctor that day my son had his appt, which by now was almost another month, and they just did nothing. So 3 weeks later, they take him to a doctor, which happens to be the same WRONG doctor AGAIN. So 2 weeks later, they take him to a orthopedic trauma surgeon who says they can't do anything now, the bones have healed themselves, although incorrectly. This was May 30. He hasn't been able to walk since Feb 18, the day he broke his leg. So after much of my complaining, making phone calls, etc. I resorted to calling the media. I found a reporter that does a lot of reporting about Corizon and ADOC. So he interviewed my son last week. So now, coincidentally, they're taking him to physical therapy, but it's not helping much cuz they're keeping his hands shackled to his waist. He still can't put pressure on his leg, can't walk on his own. His leg/foot is completely sideways. He has permanent damage from Corizon's incompetence and lack of care. He gets out in early August and we'll be definitely filing a lawsuit against them to add to the many others they have had over the years.
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Well I wouldn't be venting about anything new.....lo put in hnr after hnr about peeing blood, was ignored, and was now found guilty for refusal of ua cuz apparently blood won't do. He sent me the hnrs in hopes that I could help him with the appeal and I tried but it's still on going. No contact visits until next year.
I'm so sorry this is happening to your LO. Is he in AZ? Or is Corizon the contracted Healthcare company. My son broke his leg 4 1/2 months ago. I just posted the story in this forum. I ended up calling the media, an article about my son will be published soon. Just keep fighting for your LO. It may or may not do any good, but bug the heck out of them until something happens. Make a formal complaint to the healthcare company. Something has got to be done about the lack of healthcare.
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WHAT AN OUTRAGE!!!! I'm so sorry that you've had to go through all of this grief with your son....animals are given better care.
It seems that negligence and incompetence is the norm a long with substandard care throughout the nations prison systems.
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My bf is in Faribault, MN and he has not received any mental health care. They haven't got the heat on so he is always freezing. And even worse they are serving expired meat.
In Wakulla County, FL they served meat that had warnings on the package: "not for human consumption".
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My son is in ADOC Yuma. Luckily he's getting released in August. But 4 1/2 months ago, he broke his leg while getting down from his bunk. He mis-stepped and fell. It broke like you'd see on a video of skateboarder breaking their leg. It took an hour for them to even get him to medical. Then they said they didn't have to take him to the emergency room right away because the skin wasn't punctured. They finally took him 18 hours after he broke his leg. He broke his tibia and fibula. His foot is completely sideways. The doctor at the hospital said they would've done surgery immediately if they had brought him in right away, but by that point the swelling was too much so they couldn't. And advised he needed to see an orthopedic doctor within a week. Well, they didn't take him to the doctor for another month after that, then the officers who shuttled him and 2 other inmates who needed to go to their respective doctors to their appointments, they took too long to get out of the complex and missed the appointment!! So another week goes by, they finally take my son to an orthopedic doctor, but they take him to the WRONG specialist! They take him to the orthopedic doctor that specializes in the hand, arms, etc, not the lower extremity. So yet another week goes by, they finally take him to correct doctor. He said 6 weeks is way too long to wait for a broken leg, he should've had surgery immediately, the bones have started to heal on their own, incorrectly, it's causing nerve damage, etc. He said he'll order another CT Scan. A few more weeks go by, I call and make a formal complaint to Corizon. I get a call from the regional director of nursing. He talks a big game but does nothing really. Coincidentally, the day after I talk to him, they call my son in to medical, he sees the actual doctor there at the facility who admits they received the request from the doctor that day my son had his appt, which by now was almost another month, and they just did nothing. So 3 weeks later, they take him to a doctor, which happens to be the same WRONG doctor AGAIN. So 2 weeks later, they take him to a orthopedic trauma surgeon who says they can't do anything now, the bones have healed themselves, although incorrectly. This was May 30. He hasn't been able to walk since Feb 18, the day he broke his leg. So after much of my complaining, making phone calls, etc. I resorted to calling the media. I found a reporter that does a lot of reporting about Corizon and ADOC. So he interviewed my son last week. So now, coincidentally, they're taking him to physical therapy, but it's not helping much cuz they're keeping his hands shackled to his waist. He still can't put pressure on his leg, can't walk on his own. His leg/foot is completely sideways. He has permanent damage from Corizon's incompetence and lack of care. He gets out in early August and we'll be definitely filing a lawsuit against them to add to the many others they have had over the years.
Far too common, it's torture via neglect. They patient has no control and the people in control show a disregard for humanity. If this were a dog, the custodians would be prosecuted for animal cruelty. But because this is an "out of sight out of mind" situation, the public aren't aware of these conditions and they have no reason to be aware until their loved ones are brought into the fold.
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