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Inmates can get medical attention by filling out a "cop-out" and submitting it to their counselor. There are no incidents of inmates actually being denied medical treatment. Inmates with flu-like symptoms are encouraged to purchase over-the-counter remedies at the commissary. Some inmates use medical treatment to as a vehicle to be treated differently or to get atttention. We are not saying this is the case here, but there are instances where the inmate complains to their family, only to discoverRead more
The medication charge in jail is nominal, no more than $5.00 per prescription. Inmates that have not had money deposited in their commissary for 30 straight days are considered indigent. Indigent inmates are given the meds without charge.Read more
The infirmary is the institution's medical facility. We are not able to access their records to know the reason why he would have been moved from a minimum security facility to the hospital of a medium security prison. If we were to make a guess, it sounds like he might have needed medical treatment. As his wife, you might try calling the facility and ask to speak with the case manager, counselor or unit team secretary to get more informationRead more
In some places there is a small payment required for seeing the doctor or dentist. If the inmate does not have funds in their account but need medical care they are taken care of. Indigent inmates are given the same treatment as inmates who can pay a $5.00 surcharge.Read more
The prison staff will have his medical issues in his paperwork. He will see the staff nurse daily if necessary to facilitate the administration of the shots and his other medicine relating to his diabetes.Read more