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What do you think of prisoners being denied basic medical care?

I know we (tax payers) are tired of paying for people who do wrong, but I know of someone who has not went to trial yet, has pre-existing medical issues & prescribed meds by a Dr. The nurse at the jail was given his meds, but he is being denied basic medical care, including his prescribed meds. Regardless of what someone has done or is accused of doing, does this seem wrong to you? Your thoughts?


Asked by Anonymous at 10:55 AM on Jun. 16, 2011 in Health

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Answers (12)
  • Yes, that is most definitely WRONG and someone needs to file complaint immediately.
    This is how people suddenly die in jail because someone was with-holding medicine thinking they were teaching them a lesson or something like that..or just because of a general dislike of the person. People are so stupid sometimes, even the ones in charge!

    Answer by KellyGirl_TX at 11:05 AM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • It is amazing how other countries give health care to everyone. Yet people without insurance here in "Land of the free" get nothing! Prison it is worse and it is not right at all.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:19 AM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Yes its wrong b/c its a violation of his constitutional rights period. My opinion doesnt matter, the law does.

    Answer by yesmaam at 10:59 AM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • What is there to think? If you don't have health insurance you might as well be in the same boat. We have one free clinic in our community that is open one day a week. You have to be in line at 6 in the morning until they open at 8 and then they can only see so many people that day.

    Answer by treynlisa at 11:04 AM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • That is illegal. He or his family needs to file a grievance.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 10:57 AM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • (in ref to those who complain they have no medical insurance. This guy HAS meds, they just aren't giving them to him, right?
    Doctor's offices DO take CASH , not just insurance. We didn't have medical insurance for years and we never had any problem seeing a doctor...with cash. We are responsible for ourselves.(It's not the governments job to cover us because we don't take care of important things first).
    People should have money set aside for things like that. It's called "being responsible for one's SELF''. No one is denied medical care in this country. You can walk into any ER right now and be seen by a physician. That's bull.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:17 AM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Is there an issue with finances and therefore he has been told he would have to wait for medical care and his meds or have they basically taken away his right to medical care and his meds?

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 11:07 AM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • It's unconstitutional.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 11:14 AM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Sounds weird to me. Did he make his medical issues known? And what kind of issues are they?

    Answer by Shaken1976 at 11:05 AM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • I think it's no worse than a regular person not accused, or even convicted of a crime, who cannot afford medical insurance being denied medical treatment.

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 11:06 AM on Jun. 16, 2011