Patricia Smith, imprisoned for failing to make $50 monthly payments, passed away within a month of her entry to prison. Employees at the Tutwiler Prison for Women failed to notice the severity of her health complications. The prison was aware of her high blood pressure and weak heart. When she complained about nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea they simply directed her to a health care unit and gave her ice chips and Maalox. Six days after her symptoms began, she was found dead in the isolation room. It is evident that the health care team at Tutwiler Prison is not equipped with the training necessary to deal with such health care needs. Upon further inspection, it was discovered they lack training on the proper use a defibrillator and oxygen bottles. Improper training due to cutbacks and lack of care for inmates is a long-standing problem that requires meticulous attention. With proper training Patricia would likely be alive today.
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