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This is absolutely pitiful I know they were upset about this report. It caused the medical provider millions of dollars in contracts. It hurt them in other states as well. People have killed for less than that. I know they will frame you, arrest you, and I believe they will kill you. They treated the inmates at limestone like dogs. It breaks my heart to read this report again. Tabet was a good honest man. He was simply doing the right thing.
Roberta Franklin please see attachment on medical report at limestone.
`Medical failure' blamed in HIV inmate deaths
It's a place where sick men beg for food, then die from starvation, according
These are the conditions at Limestone prison's HIV-unit, a converted warehouse
"The most egregious medical failure at Limestone is the number of preventable
"The conditions at Limestone Prison are unsafe for both the incarcerated
and for the
Naphcare spokesman David Davis blamed DOC operations and facilities for
Prisons' spokesman Brian Corbett pointed out that Tabet is paid by people
Among Tabet's findings:
Alabama is the only state in the country that segregates prisoners with
In 2002, a staph infection spread, creating infections and pus-filled boils
Tabet found cases where inexpensive, preventative care is not done. Pennies-a-day
Prisoner Dewayne Wilder, 37, pleaded with nurses to help him breathe: "I'm
Prisoners also died from AIDS wasting syndrome. Though not unusual, it's
A prison doctor who treated prisoner Earnest Wynn, 39, in December 2001
She gave him intravenous fluids and diarrhea medication, but nothing for
"This patients was literally starving to death," Tabet wrote.
Inmate John Bolton weighed 74 pounds. He pleaded for help, saying his appetite
"He died from starvation on 5/22/2000," Tabet wrote.
The report cited nurses illegally prescribing medications. It found cases
In order to receive medications, HIV-weakened patients, some who could
"Patients at Limestone are treated like they are nuisances," Tabot wrote.
Dr. Colette Simon, who has overseen medical care for Limestone prisoners
"People used to just drop dead," Simon said. Changes since her arrival
Simon also said that certain issues such as food and pill times are out
of her control.
"People will die no matter what, no matter who they are," Simon said.
This is the second time a medical expert has found inadequate care at Limestone.
Attorneys with the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta filed the
Alabama's prison spending ranks 50th in the nation. The state is also last