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Doctor fired, Valley Street jail lawsuits pile up
The result: the woman ended up with a $27,500 settlement, and the jail's long-term medical director ended up out of a job.
Some people, he complained, will get physicians to prescribe powerful drugs before they enter jail for their sentence. "I'm caught between two forces," he said. "I can't practice good medicine and give an alcoholic sedatives."
The suits and accompanying documents depict jail officials as indifferent to inmates' medical problems and always on-guard against drug abuse.
"You're dealing with a different type of person when you're talking about correctional facilities or prisons," Dionne said.
Offering to pay for Boilard's medication, her husband wrote the superintendent. He received curt replies saying his wife had been seen by the jail physician. He then filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court. After nearly three months of fighting, Boilard got her meds.
Ryan would also make decisions on which inmates would have to be transferred to the hospital, Moore wrote.
Ward said Ryan, who has been with Hillsborough County since 2008 and earns $65,000, is very good at what she does.
"As far as I'm concerned, she knows what she's doing," he said.
In another case, Raymond Rheault received $20,000 after complaining his medicine was eliminated and he was placed in solitary confinement for nine months, where his condition deteriorated so much that he had to be admitted to the New Hampshire State Hospital.Coming Tuesday: A female corrections officer speaks up; lawsuits generated by "The Hole."
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