An Unanswered Call for Help at Rikers Island - The New York Times
NYTimes: An Unanswered Call for Help at Rikers Island
A diabetic man being processed at Rikers for heroin sales died after his repeated complaints and requests fur help from various guards were ignored. Reminder: not all people living with chronic illness are able/do carry all medications with them all the time.
So if someone starts complaining of feeling
I’ll or needing medical support, please help them get it. Call 911 or ask them what they need, if they can speak .
Bracelets don’t exist for *every* health condition. Most of us carry lists of diagnoses, medications and other important health info in our phones where emergency responders typically look for it.
Listening can save a life!