He's detoxing from Marajuana and alcohol ..been here for a month and a half , spent a week in the infirmary, but released back to regular cell without any of his meds. He takes an anti depressant and he also takes meds for his ulcer. What can I (his mother) do to help him get the meds he needs? Also he needs some type of vocational training if available! Is there anything I can do?
If you have his medication in a prescription bottle you can take them to the jail for him. The infirmary is good only medical provider while he is there.
Jail does not have much vocational training. We do not reform prisoners in this country anymore. We warehouse them together so they can learn more from each other and be better criminals when released. If that is not how it should be, talk to your legislator.
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Take the meds in a prescription bottle to the jail. You can call jail first to make sure that's their protocol. Also, after he's released look to his local community college for vocational training. As the other gentleman stated in another way, jail is for punishment. But after he's served his time he should certainly look to vocational training and I'd suggest the first place would be his local community college.
Call the medical department at the jail to make sure the medication is allowed and that your son has done anything he is required to do in order to be able to receive it. Then plan to take the medication in its original prescription bottle to the jail.
Jails have few programs like what you suggest. Most programs in the county jails are designed to treat addictions or learn English.
Call your attorney and have them call the jail to see what services are in place. You should also file a request for medical services.
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