I was a seizure patient and an amputee in Sterling. The medical staff would not continue my medications until I finally had one which knocked 3 teeth out. The medical staff sutured up my mouth and moved me to minimum security and cut my sentence from 4 years to 6 months... That was in 6 years ago! Guess it doesn't change.
"i was recently incarcerated at the SCF. SCF medical Drs. Physicians and mainly the nurse take inmates medical needs as a joke ! There favorite words are PUT IN A KITE . I was their , I know
Please believe this is true.
Unfortunately while I was in SCF, I lost alot of friends, simply because medical staffing at SCF is not trained appropriately and no one really cares about the patient (inmate). If I had a $1 for every time a patient (inmate) came back from medical and told me they were indifferent to their serious medical needs, I would of left SCF with over $1000, and thats just in 3 years. The problem is that the medical staff is a private provider owned and operated by PHP (physicians Health Partners), which is a division of CHP (Correctional Healthcare Partners) and when something goes wrong, no one takes the blame from the nurse s, the PA s, up to the DRs. then the Capts, the Warden and pretty soon all you hear is there nothing we can do about it, it is a medical problem, go talk to medical! put in a KITE! Medical staff is well aware of there indifference to there patients(INMATES) serious medical needs, but know when the lawsuit comes, the Attorney Generals Office will represent them for free, or should I say, the TAX PAYERS MONEy, pays for their indifference, as medical staff at SCF knows they will get there monthly salary, no matter who let let die or suffer in pain. I very wel know, I was there, listen to this...... I was diagnosed with over SEven (7) severe mental health disorders and parole amonth later, homeless to the streets and expected to make it out here. You think any one at SCF cares whether or noy I made it ???? Something needs to be done about this ! And I am not just gonna sit back, now that I am out and watch SCF medical let the rest of my body die!"
Not an easy environment to work in. Staff issues are huge.