Virginia Cure

Virginia CURE is a state chapter of CURE, Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants. Our mission is to reduce crime through criminal justice reform. To achieve success, all concerned citizens must make an effort to be informed and participate in activities that encourage fair, humane, and responsible criminal justice and prison policies.

Inmate Medical Care

Apr 27, 2016 | Sherri D

Inmate medical

Hi!!!! My name is Sheree. I’m currently involved in helping a friend incarcerated at Sussex 2 state prison. He is a long time friend of my family. Yes…he made a mistake and is currently serving a life sentence. He had been denied his medication for pain and nerve damage which causes him a great deal of pain and discomfort. The prison physician claims he doesn’t need the med. However all medical records indicate that my friend needs this medication. I don’t understand…….what right does this system have to allow pain and suffering??????  I have written letters and made numerous phone calls that have been avoided. It’s seems to me that the prison system does as it wishes. I find that inmates are mistreated and denied proper healthcare and medication. Please help!!!!!

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