Maricopa County is the largest county in Arizona by population and the fourth most populous county in the country. This means that an institution, like the Maricopa County jail system (4th Ave, Durango, Estrella, Lower Buckeye, Tent City, & Towers Jail), will have a large number of people in it. With a large prison population within such a large county, the prisoners will have needs that must be protected and provided for. The most essential need is any prescription medication that is required to treat a prisoner’s medical illness, chronic condition, mental health, and other biological conditions.
Watch this short video from David about How to Get Medication to an Inmate:
How to Get Prescribed Medication to an Inmate in Maricopa County
However, not a lot of inmates or loved ones of inmates may understand the process in place by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in order to receive their proper prescribed medication. Upon imprisonment, the prisoner and their legal representation will inform the jail system of the prisoner’s medical needs. If this is done first, then the jail will be able to provide proper medication and medical check-ups regularly. If the prisoner develops a medical issue, like diabetes, while in jail or if the prisoner did not inform the jail system of their medical needs, then the inmate needs to talk to a medical professional at the infirmary at the jail. Upon a medical check-up in the infirmity, the infirmary will inform the prison administration of this medical issue and the pharmacy will be stocked with the inmate’s medication.
It is advised that no loved one or visitor to the prisoner should give any medication during a visit. The Maricopa County prison officers will confiscate the medication if the medication was given to the prisoner during visits. The loved one providing the medication will be arrested. The jail will also not accept any medications given to the prison administrators directly to give to prisoners later. The proper channels through the jail administration must be taken in order for the inmate to receive their medication. Any questions about medications should be directed through the inmate’s legal representation.
If you would like to view the Frequently Asked Questions from the MCSO about their jail system, click here then click the jail information tab on their site.
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