Report: Connecticut Inmates Receiving Insufficient Medical, Mental Health Care

Report:  Connecticut Inmates Receiving Insufficient Medical, Mental Health Care

CAN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS DO BETTER THAN UCONN? by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 27, 2018) — The Hartford Courant reported Friday that medical care provided by the Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC) is under scrutiny by state legislators amid a growing number of wrongful-death lawsuits. A suit filed in federal court on Thursday alleges that […]

Harmer: Medication Again Discontinued

Harmer:  Medication Again Discontinued

PLANS TO FILE COMPLAINT by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 26, 2018) — In a memo dated March 19, 2018 directed to Dr. Edmund Lane, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, wrote that on that day he stopped receiving Antivert, a medication he was prescribed some time ago and which he says is a medical necessity. Drugs.com […]

TDOC Inmate Report: Two Medications Again Withheld

TDOC Inmate Report:  Two Medications Again Withheld

“WHY ARE YOU PERIODICALLY STOPPING MY MEDICATION?” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 15, 2018) — On the heels of the good news that the heat was turned on in his cell after many weeks of reported “freezing” temperatures within, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reported in the same mailing that two of his medications were removed […]

Tennessee Inmate Describes Permanent Injury from Inadequate Medical Care

Tennessee Inmate Describes Permanent Injury from Inadequate Medical Care

“CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 27, 2015) — On Monday, The Post & Email received a letter from Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Mitchell Bowers, who currently resides at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN, stating that as a result of improper care on the part of prison staff […]