"FELIPE'S JOURNAL"

INFIRMARY: LOCK-UP STATUS INMATES; PART XII:

        You are given a lay-in and one to two officers will come to escort you to the infirmary.

        Before anything, you are stripped completely naked then you put your clothes back on and get handcuffed with your hands in front, the cell door now opens and you are escorted to the front of the cell block where next your feet are shackled and a long chain runs from those shackles to the handcuffs on your hands and a black box is placed on the handcuffs to secure movement and from any tampering (trying to pick open the cuffs) and the chain runs through that box and a lock is then placed to secure chain to box, so body movement is limited.

        Then you are escorted to the infirmary that has been at one of the dayrooms for inmates in the cell block and you are seen by a nurse who in turn decides if you need to see the PA or Doctor if the unit has a Doctor available.

        You are then escorted back to your cell block were everything is removed except the handcuffs until you are secured in your cell.

        Personally I try not to go to the infirmary unless it is necessary, but then I do fall under chronic illnesses and so they do not charge me for any treatment unless as I said it is not chronic.

        I thank you for reading this and hope that you enjoyed it...Until next time, Felipe




David Ruiz: Former Austin resident was serving time
for armed robbery when he sued in federal court in 1971,
alleging inhumane conditions behind bars.

A bus hauls inmates from the prison hospital in Galveston.
Sick convicts advise each other to find reasons to be treated there,
rather than risk inadequate care in the prisons.

Timeline - timeline of Texas Prison medicine

Units - Texas Prison Healthcare Facilities

SICK IN SECRET:
The hidden world of prison healthcare...Article by Austin American Statesman




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