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luluwilliams

New member
This is in PA.

I have a family member who was jailed over a year ago, they haven't tried him yet. but the bail bondsmen revoked his bail after a few months out of prison because" they did not feel comfortable." he was in constant communication with them while in NY, they confirmed it was okay for him to apply to homeless shelter, etc. he came down with a few seizures, slipped disk and other medical issues, causing him to miss court date, in which his attorney said he didn't have to show.

how he is back in prison, and they won't give him his medication, stating that naproxen will do etc to him, or that it complicates other medication he is on, but he has been steadily taking these medications for a few months now, this completely stabilized his mental and physical health. they are taking this away from him, are they allowed ot do that? it's like they want him to slowly die in the prison. not to mention his blood sugar is 3 times above normal, he is still a seizure risk and his herniated disk is always causing him pain.
 


justalayman

Senior Member
Does,he have an attorney? If so, he should inform his attorney of the situsiton. If he has little to no contact with the attorney, you can forward the information to his attorney.
 

luluwilliams

New member
He has a "Conflict counsel" that's is supposed to be his attorney, but they often say there is "nothing they can do" until ......., you name it. Ill forward this information to him, in hopes that they do something. also, the attorney " doesn't have time". they keep saying this, essentially
"they have another case that takes priority"
 

Mass_Shyster

Senior Member
If he is experiencing symptoms, he should request medical treatment. If he doesn't receive the treatment, he should file a grievance. He should continue requesting treatment and filing grievances. Under the Prison Litigation Reform Act, he'll get nowhere if he doens't exhaust his administrative remedies (through the grievance process).

Squeaky wheel and all...
 

Taxing Matters

Overtaxed Member
Just bear in mind that while the jail or prison must provide adequate medical treatment for him that does not necessarily mean that the jail or prison must give him the treatment he wants or continue the specific treatment routine he had on the outside.
 
He's applying at homeless shelters and has missed a few court dates. No surprise that the bondsman got nervous.
From personal experience medical treatment in jails is on the basic side, but thorough. the last thing the jail administrator wants is a lawsuit from an inmate.
I looked up Naproxen and found that it's a pain reliever from arthritis and other joint pain. Not sure how it would have any affect on mental health as claimed by the OP and it looks like it has many adverse side effects, which may be why the jail stopped administering it.
Has the jail prescribed an alternative?
 

Just Blue

Senior Member
He's applying at homeless shelters and has missed a few court dates. No surprise that the bondsman got nervous.
From personal experience medical treatment in jails is on the basic side, but thorough. the last thing the jail administrator wants is a lawsuit from an inmate.
I looked up Naproxen and found that it's a pain reliever from arthritis and other joint pain. Not sure how it would have any affect on mental health as claimed by the OP and it looks like it has many adverse side effects, which may be why the jail stopped administering it.
Has the jail prescribed an alternative?
The inmate in question has a slipped disk...That is what the naproxen is for.
 
The inmate in question has a slipped disk...That is what the naproxen is for.
So the question still remains, have they prescribed an alternative?
After all Naproxen is not a prescription drug, it's available over the counter as Aleve, so I'm not sure why the jail is not giving it to him.
 

justalayman

Senior Member
There are quite a few drugs naproxen has a serious interaction with. It is possible the inmate is taking one or more of those drugs for his various other ailments.
 
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