For Kini Seawright, and all the other women who bury a loved one due to police or prison violence...

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Corizon's, ASPC-Tucson, and the disabling of Michael Levy.

Below is just one more example of Corizon's deliberate indifference to the pain and suffering of patients in the AZ Department of Corrections. They are paid handsomely to perpetrate their neglect on state prisoners at great cost to all of us, thanks to legislators like John Kavanagh who insisted that privatizing medical care in the prisons would save taxpayers money - seems to me that so far all they've done has been to steal from us, instead.

As for this kid doing 5 years for possession - shame on all you judges locking addicts away thinking they will get any treatment or assistance with their addiction whatsoever in prison. As you can see, they can hardly get the basic medical care they need - only 4% a year get any kind of substance abuse treatment, period. Most will just be bringing home Hep C and a new heroin addiction to show for their time away. This kid is lucky to be making it home at all...

Thanks to News 4 Tucson for digging into this. Stay tuned for more exposes in the weeks to come, as more and more of Corizon employees refuse to participate in their profit-driven machine at the expense of their patients, like Michael Levy.