Welcome to the Prison Talk Online Community! Take a Minute and Sign Up Today!






Go Back   Prison Talk > U.S. REGIONAL FORUMS > KENTUCKY > Kentucky General Prison Talk, Introductions & Chit Chat
Register Entertainment FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Kentucky General Prison Talk, Introductions & Chit Chat Topics & Discussions relating to Prison & the Criminal Justice System in Kentucky that do not fit into any other Kentucky sub-forum category. Please feel free to also introduce yourself to other members in the state and talk about whatever topics come to mind that may not have anything to do with prison.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-20-2017, 01:12 PM
FOI2016's Avatar
FOI2016 FOI2016 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 61
Thanks: 28
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default Inmate Medical Care in Kentucky

Hello,

I have a friend that is at BCC. He has some pre-existing medical issues that are becoming an issue. He was in a near-fatal car collision that caused both a hip and a knee to be almost totally destroyed. Doctors essentially pieced him back together, but warned that any future injury could require an entire replacement.

For now, he's on a bottom bunk. He had a medical slip requiring that he stay on a bottom bunk and it was once extended for 30 days. They did not renew this. Even though, even as of today, he has X-rays showing he has a bone fractured in his knee. Both knees have stayed swollen for a month. It's at a point that sitting down and getting up has become unbearable. Still, they won't give him a medical hold to ensure he stays on a bottom bunk. Climbing up to a second bunk is literally a physical health risk to him.

In addition, the medical treatment they are providing is bare basics. Which I'm not really questioning, considering it's prison. What I'm wondering is if his family is willing to pay out of pocket for a specialist or outside care, is that even option? Just trying to figure out how to get this medical needs appropriately addressed without causing a stir, but still getting him real relief and treatment.

Any input is appreciated! Thank you.

Last edited by FOI2016; 01-20-2017 at 01:15 PM..
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 01-20-2017, 05:16 PM
sass4221's Avatar
sass4221 sass4221 is offline
Super Moderator

Staff Superstar Winner PTO Super Moderator Staff Superstar Winner Easter Egg Hunt 2013 - Participant 

 

Join Date: May 2008
Location: KY
Posts: 4,877
Thanks: 3,201
Thanked 5,266 Times in 2,702 Posts
Default

Quote:
What I'm wondering is if his family is willing to pay out of pocket for a specialist or outside care, is that even option?
No, unfortunately, it is not an option. He is now considered the "property" of the DOC and they will do what they want, how they want, when they want, why they want and where they want.

All he can really do is keep putting in slips to see medical. And keep complaining about it. The one prison that has a hospital/medical unit is full.

You can try calling the Health Services Division at 502-222-7808 or you may have better luck calling the Ombudsman at 502-782-2283
http://corrections.ky.gov/about/Pages/ContactUs.aspx
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to sass4221 For This Useful Post:
FOI2016 (01-21-2017)
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Inmate not getting medical care HeeZmyBaBeeBoy Arizona Prisons & Jail Specific Discussions 8 07-09-2017 10:50 PM
Inmate medical care in Hew Hampshire nhgirl74 NEW HAMPSHIRE Prison & Criminal Justice Discussions 14 03-22-2013 07:19 AM
dead inmate/medical treatment@Kentucky State Reformatory sowbug Kentucky Prison & Criminal Justice News & Events 13 10-23-2006 02:54 PM
Kentucky: Internet medical care to curb inmate trips Ronnie General Health Care 3 02-19-2006 04:09 AM
Inmate medical care rosee Prison Activism 4 12-24-2005 01:06 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:37 AM.
Copyright © 2001- 2017 Prison Talk Online
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Website Design & Custom vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media
Message Board Statistics