Inmate Healthcare

What if an Inmate Becomes Terminally Ill?

You were handling your husband’s incarceration by visiting once a month, writing constantly, and hearing him out during phone calls. Recently he was declared terminally ill, and all you want now is to spend his last few months with him, and you’re hoping he can pass surrounded by family. In some states this is becoming increasingly possible.

What Terminal Means

A terminal illness… Read more

Inmate Healthcare

An Inmate Can Meditate to Alleviate Fears in Prison

If someone you know is in prison, you can be sure there is stress involved in that inmate’s daily life. Prisons are loud, can be dangerous and there is very little freedom. In addition, simply being sentenced to do time disrupts life with regard to employment, family and other outside obligations. By the time the inmate arrives his stress level is at a very high level. Meditation can help him… Read more

Inmate Healthcare

Staying Fit in County Jail: Walking and Jogging in the POD

When you’re locked up, your diet is not going to be the best when it comes to healthy, low-fat foods. This translates to weight gain unless you take steps to counteract the food’s effect on your body.

While state prisons often have outdoor yards that contain exercise equipment, many county jails don’t even let the inmates go outside. You can still use the POD to measure distance and get… Read more

Inmate Healthcare

Support for Inmates with Chronic Health Issues

Various services are offered to inmates who have sicknesses that require attention, but it’s important to establish the needed

Medications:

Your inmate should receive medication for chronic health conditions with two exceptions.

• Narcotics will not be given. Instead, a non-narcotic substitute will be used

• Regardless of what prescriptions your inmate had before jail, the jail will switch him to the most cost-effective alternatives unless… Read more

Inmate & Family Issues

What Happens to an Inmate with Allergies?

Whether your inmate typically has seasonal allergies outside or they only appear when he is in jail, medications can often help, but it’s a matter of getting them to your inmate.

Unfortunately, most county jails only provide medications if not doing so will cause potential health issues. Otherwise the inmate just suffers. Some county jails will allow family members to fill an inmate’s prescription… Read more