Originally Posted by Pdino I worked in Santa Ana county jail in southern California
(OC) as an RN. Lotta crazy stuff...
They tazed one guy and the tazer prongs are like a fishhook, had to pry them out with tweezers.
They put the homosexuals and transgenders together in a unit.. They all raped each other like crazy, had to separate them.
Prisoners will retaliate if they really don't like their care by going on hunger strike, not eating anything.Tons of transgender reassignment surgeries, using tax payer dollars to pay for it. Roughly 40% of the surgeries get reversed, using taxpayer dollars. If they're not reversed, taxpayer dollars to pay for the constant hormone therapy.
They really do sweeps of hookers/drug addicts/illegal immigrants.
Lot more people do Meth than you think
California Is First State to Adopt Sex Reassignment Surgery Policy for Prisoners
By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA OCT. 21, 2015
California has become the first state with a policy of providing sex reassignment surgery for some prison inmates, adopting a set of specific guidelines on what services it will provide to transgender prisoners, state officials and advocates for transgender people said.
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The policy, which took effect this week, grew out of a pair of successful lawsuits filed by inmates. In one, a federal court in April ordered the state to provide surgery to a prisoner, which transgender advocates hailed as a landmark victory, but the inmate was paroled while that ruling was on appeal, making the point moot.
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For Ashley Diamond, imprisonment was traumatic, and her parole plan mandates a return to the conservative Southern hometown where she had repeatedly tangled with the law.
Then, after years of fighting such requests, the state settled the other case in August, agreeing to surgery for Shiloh Quine, a convicted murderer formerly known as Rodney J. Quine, who is serving a life sentence. California’s prisons already provided hormone therapy to transgender inmates, but experts said the Quine settlement was the first time any state had agreed to taxpayer-funded surgical reassignment for an inmate.
The new guidelines grew out of that settlement.
“California has set a model for the country,” said Kris Hayashi, executive director of the Transgender Law Center, a San Francisco-based group that represented the inmates in both cases. “This is care that, for too long, people have been denied simply because of who they are. It’s especially important because transgender people are incarcerated at six times the rate of the general population.”
Under the new policy, the state will cover mastectomies as well as operations to remove and reconstruct reproductive organs. But it will not cover services the state considers cosmetic, including breast implants or procedures or drugs for hair removal or hair growth.
A review committee of doctors and psychologists will decide whether to allow surgery, based on a prisoner’s physical and mental condition. And a request will be granted only if an inmate has more than two years left to serve before parole is expected; “has continuously manifested a desire to live and be accepted” with a particular sexual identity, including a desire for surgery, for two years; and has lived as a member of that sex, with hormone therapy, for a year.
“They’re pretty conservative criteria — the inmate doesn’t just request surgery and then get it,” said Joyce Hayhoe, legislative and communications director for the independent agency that oversees prison medical care.
The agency, California Correctional Health Care Services, is run by a court-appointed receiver who reports to a federal judge, under a 2002 court finding that medical services in the state’s prisons were inadequate. The new policy was drafted by that agency and the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, which still controls prison mental health care.
It is not clear how many people will take advantage of the new policy. Most transgender people opt not to have surgery, while many others have breast surgery but not genital operations.
Out of 125,000 inmates in the California system, 400 are being treated for gender dysphoria, the condition of not identifying as the sex indicated by bodily organs, Ms. Hayhoe said. She said that gender reassignment operations and related care for one inmate could cost $50,000 to $100,000, compared with $500 to $3,000 a year for hormone therapy alone.
A string of lawsuits around the country has tried to push prison systems into recognizing gender dysphoria as a medical condition requiring particular accommodations, and in one case chronicled in The New York Times, the Justice Department weighed in, siding with the prisoner. Virginia and Georgia have both paroled inmates seeking surgery before their cases could be resolved in the courts.
Whether to provide surgery is not the only issue in such cases, nor is it the most basic. Some states have provided hormone therapy to transgender inmates, but others have not. And some house transgender prisoners according to the sex they identify as or make special arrangements for them, while others do not, which advocates say puts them at grave risk of being victimized.