When I was in jail, a woman came into booking (I watched this as I was sitting in intake on my 5th day)- she was nodding out so bad that she would basically be falling out of her chair. No one helped her. After a few hours pass, the Corporal throws her into mine and my inmate’s pod with out a blanket for at least a few hours. The woman just lied down on her mat and passed out. When she finally did come in to give her a blanket, she just tossed it on top of her. and I respond “should I cover her up?” and the corporal responds to me with this rude and unacceptable tone, “uh if you want.. oh and like, make sure she doesn’t fall over,” and she walks out. Like, excuse me but I’m not allowed touch other inmates along with that not being my job. I covered the woman with the blanket, because that intake room was unbelievably cold, at least 65 degrees. Hours pass and no one comes to check up on her, not even once. a few hours pass (the woman was in the same spot she fell asleep in) and it was breakfast.. corporal came back to wake us up, and she finally decided to go to the woman, who was now completely unresponsive.. and the woman was dead. I don’t want to go into details about how the woman looked, but she was dead for a least several hours due to her skin being blue/black. Now, the corporal yells “are you fucking kidding me” and then runs to call emt’s and I believe the lieutenant.
This could have been completely prevented if they would have sent her to get checked out by a doctor when she first came in, and even if they would have bothered to check up on her throughout the night. but no. anyone who came in there on drugs or whatever, they just automatically treat them like garbage. and due to gross negligence, a 52 year old woman OD’d and had to die in jail. I blessings go to her family, and I hope I can find her family to contact them and let them know what happened. She did not deserve that.
her name was Beverly Pool. from Parker. AZ. it happened in La Paz County Jail. The corporal’s name was Ms. Williams.
I need 1,000 signatures to take this to the governor and then to make it to the news. Please sign this because it goes to show that officers abuse their power and could care less about their inmates. Inmates are not animals, I do believe there are exceptions (rapist, molesters, etc) but for someone who OD’d at that age with no help from an officer than should have, it’s appalling.