Inmates Mental and Physical Conditions - Lack of Quality Care
(Santa Clara County)
Inmates are in the worst possible position to advocate or acquire the type of care they need while in custody.
Rather than treat the person the staff assume every person simply wants medication.
The persons in custody are often suffering from mental health conditions which they self medicate with elicit street drugs. The mental health condition goes untreated. Obviously, the person cannot get the type of care out of custody and are treated poorly when in custody.