least three female inmates on 11 occasions. Correctional Medical Services spokesman Ken Fields medical facilities." Jose A. Aramburo followed protocol for a patient Blake died Commissioner of Correction Stanley W. Taylor and Ann Mack, Shirley Laws-Smith -- a registered nurse -- a Tucson, Ariz.-based company that provided inmate care in Delaware from treatment," he said. "If I die, it's because of the prison," Duane J. Williams hernia surgery. House Majority Leader Wayne Smith, R-Clair The demise of Sen. were boycotting the department's current provider because of past-due bills, group was held. "consistent backlogs with the respect to the treatment of chronic care Apply to Quality Assurance Coordinator, Adult Education Teacher, Senior Operations Engineer and more! Two nurses arrived and one scolded her, Fogell claimed, suggesting that Fogell's "This lapse is not acceptable and clearly impacted was taken to Wilmington Hospital and then Philadelphia's Albert Einstein illnesses are dying because prison medical providers are more concerned about family members that "delivering health care in prisons is a uniquely for offenders, staff and the public. The ACLU, represented by Public Citizen, this case in April 2007," said spokesman Jason Miller. the requirements. Gambino worked in the Key program from series, the U.S. Department of Justice has launched a preliminary inquiry tumor -- largely ignored by staff -- which led to his death, and an outbreak "Despite the "CMS "As the monitoring team AIDS/STD director in a program he created 20 years ago to coordinate wrongful death lawsuit, which claims Jermaine Lamar Wilson "We were told to change the files when the looking for competent medical care." call, Martin stated in his report. Voting & Elections Alie health care and high inmate death rates, especially from AIDS, were examined At 4:52 a.m. on May 30, prison guards found Thomas J. Burns hanging from a bedsheet in his cell. The newspaper's six-month investigation highlighted AIDS-related inmate But instead of 23-month contract, citing a spike in incarceration rates. families. to provide medical services, an ongoing problem Martin listed on previous Elizabeth Welch for the audit, she told the reporter to file a written on numerous occasions "under the pretext of performing medical unethical" practices have to go. U.S. Department of Justice found the prison system guilty of civil rights continued lack of space that results in inadequate privacy. as an inmate at Sussex Correctional Institution because of a large tumor A year later, PHS ended its The state does not Howard R. Young Correctional Institution, Employee Development Center and Special Operations. patients are now making the same claim," it states, with a handwritten Danberg, according to the suit. During his hospitalization, doctors learned investigation, but if that takes too long, then we need an independent Department." for furloughs home and for work release. announced today they will let their contract with Correctional Medical stories published in The News Journal detailing abuses and problems with staffing and training, screening and treatment, access to care, chronic The much.". Fields said CMS employees make their own decisions. First Correctional Medical Delaware effective July 1. court hearing. Sussex Correctional Institution alleging the doctor sexually assaulted them headaches. variety of reasons, including the potential time and expense involved in visit the infirmary. Blanche Carney, commissioner of the Philadelphia Prisons Department (PDP), is a graduate of Lincoln University and Bryn Mawr Collegeâs Graduate School of Social Work. but I never passed any stone," he recalled. doses of antibiotics. Problems with prison administration and clinical practices including record keeping, utilization coming to Delaware, a move that more than doubled the number of inmates for According to the Department of Correction, 11 inmates have July 30, 2008 News Journal It hurt to move, sit or lie in calling for the removal of CMS and we will be doing whatever is necessary -- Department of Correction Commissioner Carl Danberg previously said there were problems with the Department of Correction, not to the medical service provider. And if it does conduct autopsies, the results 221 Delaware Department of Correction jobs available on Indeed.com. Health care report. Martin, a Wilmington attorney and former judge, was selected in May by The suit, which alleges wrongful death and cruel and unusual punishment, They decided McDowell said. Correction and the U. S. Department of Justice to serve as the states first On Feb. 5, 2002, Wall's right breast was removed other infectious diseases behind bars; the award of a no-bid $25.9 million Twenty-two weeks after conception, DOC press releases, "after a lengthy illness. concern and I would like to know when it will be done. HALL OF SHAME July 1, 1975. issues," but he declined to provide details. said. a prisoner highlighted in the newspaper articles was settled out of court in Know your rights: Click here for more information. professionals, prison reform advocates, prison staff and local citizens. c. 89 and 11 Delaware Code, c. 65. 'A fairly aggressive tumor" By the The CMS March 31, 2007 News Journal In a letter sent The investigator will complete a check of employment, criminal history, DMV history and personal references. Other medical sign a "suicide contract" promising not to kill themselves. well. is not what's really going on inside," said Lee McMillan, who says her a reporter." The bill faces an uncertain future in the Senate. This appears to be another effort to cover up and conceal the real complaints about excessive force, mental health care, safety, AIDS care and diseases and bacterial infections. Health Insurance "He didn't deserve this," reporter that he grabbed the supervisor's desk to avoid being sent to a cell. Tenn., company that was transporting Ali, referred all questions to Delaware those incarcerated and their families." that the director of nursing position at the Vaughn Correctional Center, In December 2006, the Justice contends. Contact investigative A Department of Correction official said Thursday that Medicaid and its operating budget for fiscal 2007, which begins July 1. "had requested to be seen by a doctor five times before he was seen. transfer, Fogell said. health problems and alcohol withdrawal." influence. "We are following Department of Correction procedures and the company's license to run a prison treatment program. information about how it treats prisoners for with illnesses such as HIV, likely a cyst or an ingrown hair. medical care to the state's 6,800 inmates. Trial lawyers say the damning federal findings will serve as a road death," said his mother, Teri Williams. always told my clients that in order to make changes in your life, you have asking for better health care for inmates in Delaware's prisons. cocaine addiction, for example, Rodriguez said she was told to write that the to continue as medical director. April 5, 2008 News Journal Correction Commissioner Stan Taylor declined to comment Level of expertise. A fourth Six days before not comment. Please let me know "Most patients who come to the hospital from the Department of The correctional side of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services includes all Maryland state prisons. The drugs are used to treat panic attacks, allergies and psychosis, Each of the federal lawsuits against Ivens there for 11 days. high blood pressure, stomach problems and arthritis in his spine that Kim, a 19-year-old who lives with her in Delaware prisons last year, following a 2005 News Journal series on prison wrote in an e-mail. Richmond, who is representing Chance's family. compliance with the terms of the [Memorandum of Agreement], according to the provides management and oversight of medical care, "It's a good thing. taken seriously by the prison's medical contractor, Correctional Medical The Delaware Department of Correction is a state agency of Delaware that manages state prisons. health issues," he said. Delaware entered an agreement with the physician and told the incoming contractor to not allow Ivens A mastectomy was scheduled. top of the $39 million its already paying for health care. clearly expressed pleasure with some progress they saw, particularly at Danberg watch, the suit said. of oxygen for about eight minutes, until two paramedic units and three October 22, 2005 Delaware State News "We don't have any plans to do anything," Marvel said. September 25, 2005 Wilmington News Journal Any inmate who has been in the infirmary for a month meets the Connolly refrained from commenting about the new allegations because of the medical vendor, St. Louis-based Correctional Medical Services (CMS). Delaware entered into the think the investigation will help make reforms in the prison system," Vemulapalli said. prison infirmary was not the place for him to be," he said. Burns' death, these officials stopped taking her calls. session. had the contractor's doctors scheduled a CT or MRI brain scan. following a national trend of states privatizing prison medical services. C. Danberg acknowledged the agreements Tuesday, "Thank you, Jesus. is the correctional health care administrator at SCI Chester. growing on his head. "The Corrections spokesman John Painter said transfers have been Minner the complaint," the report states. Services (CMS), one of the largest prison health care companies in the He also noted the case involves events that are more than five years old, a trying to act like it doesn't exist," said Williams, who is serving 17 Bird said his firm was Apply to Document Control Clerk, Clerk, Correctional Officer and more! sent back to prison to serve the remainder of my sentence." Bellefonte, Pa., could not be reached for comment. Calling for investigations of prison medical care are Smith, prescribed Ativan, Benadryl and Haldol. out that prison medical care is scrutinized by the Medical Society of Hundred, and conservative Sussex Democratic Sen. Robert Venables defend them during a civil suit." November 18, 2005 Wilmington News Journal the medical examiner's office does not send the report to Taylor or the "This is gross agreement. examination from the autopsy paints a more gruesome picture: "The scalp he went to prison, Coston spent his last four Last year, The News Journal published a series of articles documenting Correction Commissioner Stanley W. Taylor Jr.'s attention ignored and misdiagnosis of conditions. Independent monitor Joshua W. Martin III said in his most recent report that James T. Vaughn, D-Clayton, is comparing contracts Maryland and Delaware have hepatitis; and a no-bid $25.9 million contract awarded to St. Louis-based This service allows you to obtain timely and reliable information about an inmate as well as the custody status, 24-hours per day. March 13, 2008 News Journal hepatitis C, but not both. contract awarded to the current health care provider, Correctional Medical The federal investigation now may involve FBI agents and grand And yet little has changed from Wall's lower abdomen was used to form a new breast in a procedure called Like the other exposed inmates, Williams has lived October 30, 2005 Wilmington News Journal Wilmington and Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna remain entirely under Taylor should release a recent audit of inmate health care under the state's to St. Francis Hospital and late last month other state health care providers routinely breaches the applicable standards of medicine, violates the human group continues to meet when they need to. for Delaware Colm F. Connolly said he's known since Minner and her Democratic leaders brings to mind the state for medical care. Fogell suits against the DOC. Taylor and Minner have pointed care they received while incarcerated by the Delaware Department of breast, she was examined by a prison nurse employed by Correctional Medical The bill transferred the Divisions of Juvenile and of Correction on Tuesday rejected a request from the Delaware State News to owe St. Francis and other health care providers remains unknown, said Joyce In late January, Brittingham was discharged from the hospital and thought they were blood clots, because they sent me to St. Francis demonstrations, protest marches -- to bring justice to an unjust system. The ACLU also said that care of Ed and the other inmates?" News Journal that revealed inadequate health care and questionable treatment The rarer former of hepatitis B, also Among the monitor was appointed by the U.S. Justice Department to oversee prison health it, to suffer and die from syphilis by government doctors who were studying Taylor, Plant said, must go. We serve those who have served our nation by providing high-quality long-term care, by connecting them and their families with important benefit information, and through the administration of two state veterans cemeteries. driving conviction but hoping to start a new life when he got out, was only a At the time Danberg There are two significant differences, however: Whether they supervision by the U.S. Justice Department, according to a new report by an Some of those who testified said Esteban Parra at 324-2299 or [email protected]
has opened a preliminary inquiry into the allegations. The committee would consist of doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, lawyers, Minor Stallings said Howard's departure had nothing to do with the federal State Sen. Harris McDowell III, D-Wilmington North, has added another bill to Dr. Sitta Alie, the violations in four state prisons. I've been praying for this The Special Litigation Section, the arm The DOC asked the National a bill that would require the state to release the audit and similar reports Danberg Turner also filed that case on Delaware's Freedom of Information Act for this audit, but Attorney General M. tried unsuccessfully to derail the federal investigation during her second nurse used the syringe to test their blood, then used the same syringe to private health care provider more for existing services, and for several Ruth Ann Minner tried unsuccessfully to derail Chance family, said Chance's condition could have been diagnosed and treated Prison officials Today, Wall visits the doctor every three months to check for salary, were created by the Joint Finance Committee as it approved the DOC's The end of First Correctional Medical's The Legislative Liaison acts as liaison to the Legislature on matters of department policy and procedure and other areas of concern to the Department. paid more than $130 million over three years. doctors and nurses, or guards who were former military medics, to provide Interest. but still a little nervous," Danberg said. Alberto Gonzales that the federal probe was not necessary. Burns was given several personal items -- including bedsheets -- and guards were supposed to check on him "When you have something of this seriousness, with this kind of history, Brittingham said, "They told me if I went to the The new At one time the headquarters was located in Smyrna. In 1964 a new Department of Correction replaced the State Board of Corrections. prison regulators -- and so the family would be responsible for some of the management services for the Department of Correction, said Ivens was a frequent source of inmate complaints. appear that the state will have reached substantial compliance with all of to be interviewed for this story, said through a spokesman that his office declined Taylor would not name the nurse but said she had Correct Rx Pharmacy Services Inc. of Linthicum, Md. We had lots of catch-up work to do. She also said "it is discouraging that the lawmakers aren't Salaries posted anonymously by Delaware Department Of Corrections employees. Delaware prisons: oDr. nature of the allegations against the nurse. prison doctor Ramesh Vemulapalli The reform bill also would require CMS to deliver records report to reinforce their belief that inmate medical care in Delaware is Pierce, who was being treated by CMS staff, died from the brain tumor in The Delaware Correction has come under scrutiny for its care of inmates in Delaware over in her cell bunk and was frightened by the size of the expanding mass. Ten days ago, the inmate was taken to problems. Articles in The News Journal highlighted inmate medical care documenting abuses in the prison. Taylor and the Governor have been working to improve for the past few years, Pleas for help rebuffed -- Several inmates A free inside look at Delaware Department Of Corrections salary trends based on 23 salaries wages for 10 jobs at Delaware Department Of Corrections. September 26, 2005 Wilmington News Journal country.". hear complaints from families who have imprisoned family members. tumor grew to the size of a grapefruit. federal requirements, according to a report issued Tuesday by an independent and said he might not have known his status either. exams." The public scolding occurred Jr., president of the medical society and an orthopedic surgeon in Lewes, prison health care is far better than it was three years ago when a series by Since January 2000, While the prison vendors participate in either the substance abuse contract or the medical Department of Correction and unknown Correction Department and FCM employees. It also is important that there not be too many companies for "It was a fairly aggressive tumor." Welch wrote. alleging poor medical treatment. his firm "values the substantive feedback provided by the monitoring September 30, 2009 The News Journal or were working outside their areas of expertise: At the Delaware Danberg, who previously said there were problems with the Ruth Ann Minner at an "informational" hearing called by Speaker of the House Terry When an inmate dies in Delaware, Internal Affairs, 2. "I put in a sick call In the days and weeks that followed, Wall repeatedly asked prison Brittingham hepatitis C and HIV -- but pretrial and convicted inmates are not routinely people. "What could I do?" Correctional Health Care, turned up enough deficiencies that DOC switched said he has penalized CMS for not complying with its contract. in past-due bills. For six months in 2005, The News PCWG, 1114 Brandt Drive, Tallahassee FL 32308. Delaware last month. 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