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Old 12-08-2003, 09:35 AM
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Bob just got back from medical and they told him his illness is fabricated. There was a guy in there on dilantin and his doc flew in from Bangor and they told the doctor to quit interfering, they are taking the guy off the dilantin and if he has a seizure, oh well. Another guy was told to push his hernia back in and quit complaining. I can't believe this bullshit. This is ridiculous. I'm now looking for a malpractice lawyer to take on the jail. I'll get him home somehow, someway. I'm going to be in Concord today. Do you live anywhere near there? Maybe we could have coffee. Call me: [Personal contact information removed]
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Old 12-14-2003, 12:14 PM
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Sorry, Bobsgirl, but Don says they can't communicate with anyone in a different unit so he can't find out anything. Possibly the reason he gets his meds is that they are psych meds and since he is a trained fighter they are afraid of him getting violent without them. Also maybe some of the staff are vets and veterans tend to take care of each other.
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Old 12-15-2003, 09:34 AM
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We got a letter from Ben Cecil MD from Kentucky. He is the authority of Hep C in the counry. I sent him Bob's last blood tests and he said that Bob is seriously ill and needs to get to a specialist now. This is exactly what the judge wanted to know. I'm confident that our new lawyer can get him out now on a medical. I pray to God he can. Say your prayers for us. We have offered a plea bargain just to get him out, even though he's innocent.
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Old 12-20-2003, 08:04 PM
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Good luck!

Don confrms that they gave him is meds to keep him from getting volent.
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Hi there, my name is kirk and i will be doing time in valley street jail. People tell me that the place is awful. I was wondering if anyone could answer just a few questions. My biggest question are there differenet classifications within the jail. Like maximum, medium and minuimim secrity. Or is everyone just put together? Ive also heard of work release? do u just come back from work release and go into ur cell? anything u could tell me would put my mind at ease....thank you for your help...

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hi kirky, i read your message and have had two sons and a fiancee in valey street jail. it is a rathwe not so nice place to be. i've heard the guards make being there miserable but they do have classification which usually takes a week. and they do do work release but i'm not sure what that requires. i hope this helps a little. good luck to you.
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Are they allowed to use computers and the internet?

Cause I noticed my boyfriend was logged onto one of the online game sites I usually play.

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My friend is actually getting ready to finish filing the legal documents against Valley St. jail for medical issues. He was never given any of his life saving medication that he takes daily. Even when his regular doctor stepped in. I have heard Valley St. is awful with that. Sorry I do not have anything better to say about that. It sucks that they treat the inmates that way.
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Imagine if SB 231 passes? Does it pertain to the jails also I wonder?
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Are they allowed to use computers and the internet?

Cause I noticed my boyfriend was logged onto one of the online game sites I usually play.

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No, inmates in NH are not permitted internet access.
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If there are a lot of abuses within a jail I would think the authorities would check into that as a state run business.
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Valley st jail has long been known for its "lack" of medical services for its inmates. Unless you go in there with your own medication, and call ahead and tell them it is needed as a matter of life or death, your "inmate" won't get the medical attention that is needed. My son did 30 days there and the stuff he saw go on would make you cringe. There was an inmate there with a huge boil under his arm the size of a basketball. He was told to put it under hot water. No medication, no antibotics. There are several inmates there with staff infections. My son caught a staff infection that ended up putting him in a thyroid storm. Thyroid storms are rare. He has graves disease that was basically holding it own until this happened. When he got out he was so sick he ended up in the hospital. He had a 105 degree temp, the staff infection got on his face, his blood, some parts of his body. His heart rate went as high as 130 at rest, and his thyroid went beserk. This jail is probably the worst in this state as far as medical care. Nothing is being done, even if you complain and complain. I have spoken with the DOJ of NH and the FBI concerning this jail. They recommended if you have complaints, to call the Hillsborough County Commissioner. Keep bugging them.
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Nursing homes are written up for violations.......why can't they do the same for prisons and or jails? Abuses within should be taken seriously..not just brushed off. This is absurd to be happening to some of your loved ones. It is no wonder than if the staff outbreaks start in the jails and end up in the prisons. This should be a MAJOR health concern to all connected to the prison industry....even the employees working there.

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Old 07-11-2008, 06:38 PM
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My step brother is in valley street right now and I'm not sure what the actual problem is, but he's having severe medical problems, and they keep sending him back to his block. They won't keep him in medical.
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You should write to the jail superintendent about your step-brother's health issues and your concerns. Make sure that you copy Congressman Paul Hodes, Congresswoman Carol Shea Porter, Governor Lynch, Senators Judd Gregg and John Sununu, the Attorney General's office, and the Board of Medicine on your letter. Valley Street has a reputation for poor treatment of inmates but they never like it when their antics have some light shone on them for everyone to see.

Keep your letter cordial and factual. Don't put anything in it that isn't the absolute truth. Your credibility is on the line here too. If you don't have any credibility you won't get far.
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Thank you. Thats exaclty what I'm going to do. I want to help him so much.
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These medical issues appear to run rampant amoung the DOC in general. I have heard multiple complaints from very concerned family members in Concord as well, regarding medical neglect ranging from not giving medication to someone experiencing multiple seizures to seniors that should be in nursing homes who no longer have control over bodily functions and are left to sit in it without assistance. Family members are getting increasingly infuriated and I think they need to bond together and bring these complaints to higher sources as a group.
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No body get medical at VSJ.... Dr Ward is a quack and he is paid to keep cost down at all cost. I have lots of infomation for you anyone interested in Valley Street Jail at www valley street jail .com -- take the spaces out since they won't let me post URL's here... which is kind of dumb...
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There is a special litigation unit with the feds that look into abuse but I don't believe they do it for one person. It has to happen to more than one or two inmates before they will look into it. You will find the details at the link provided.

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What everybody needs to do to stop the abuse at Valley Street is simple:

1. Go to www valleystreetjail.com and report abuse to the US DOJ... there is a link that goes directly to Mark Kappelholf who is the Chef of the Criminal and Special Litigation Division at the US DOJ. (Email and Paper)

2. Make complaints to the links I also have on the site to the County Commissioner, the NH Attorney General, The Governor and the Superintendant at the jail. (Email and Paper)

3. Tell everyone you know that has spent anytime at VSJ and have experienced the abuse about the site.

Word on the street is there are federal indictments in the works for some of the low level CO's. (Basically the Torture Team - Sullivan, Williams, Hughes).

The US DOJ is investigating VSJ in conjunction with the NH DOJ in a seperate investigation.

Last I knew the NH ACLU was planning class actions law suits againt the jail for medical reasons.

So we have the pressure on them.... we need to keep it up and we will clean up VSJ eventually.

No one should have to endure the agony of VSJ.
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Hummm, I guess I can count my blessings that I never had to attend that hell-hole!
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And on a lower scale, I would try to touch base with your local state reps and senators. There are some that will turn there noses up at you, for sure, but I also know a few that seem genuinely concerned and when there is a viable complaint, they will do what they can to help, even if it's just passing the word along up the chain of command to the Commissioner..I'm not sure what that would exactly do, but every little bit helps. (The Commissioner also is fairly expedient in responding to direct requests/issues, if you send it to him in writing).
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ok my husband is in valley st right now, I want to tell his story but I am scared to because I don't want it to get back to the jail. I know there is abuse in valley st. I will be telling my story and will be an advocate for this. I am outraged at how abuse is just ignored and put in the closet. These people are human beings. They are called criminals when the co's are no better. This needs to stop and I am determined to help. Just not yet. Oh ya and to all the co's GROW UP GET A LIFE. Whats comes around goes around you will meet your maker someday.

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Ok i went to visit him last night.....there was a benefit, or banquet going on. All the big wigs were there. I was 30 mins late to seeing him they made us wait. EVeryone that was attending the function had to door opened for them. WHen the visiters came in the door was not opened.....i thought that was typical. I was just wondering how much the jail spent on the "banquet"
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