Behind Closed Doors

While California is in the midst of a financial crisis, and state workers face a two day furlough (possibly three by July 1). Hormone therapy for transgenders continues in the prison system. These injections cost the state $1,000.00 a piece. Given every two weeks, to transgenders in the California prison system.

People in charge claim, if we take them off the streets, we're obligated to continue any therapy they were receiving before they were sentenced. When the fact is, they themselves removed themselves from the street with the crime they committed. Some transgenders will admit to committing the crime in order to receive the hormone therapy and see specialists in prison.

Blackberry's are being handed out to Supervisors like candy on Halloween. While the lower ranking workers continue to use one phone line, for an office holding up to 11 people, all doing a different job. Clinic RN's waiting for a phone line to call for an ambulance, while custody is waiting for the same phone line to do their part in getting the patient out to a higher level of care.

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Anonymous says ... on Monday, Nov 16 at 7:20 PM

I feel bad for the kids here in Bakersfield that do not have the Insurance they need. The prisoners have all the Insurance they don't need. Maybe if these criminals would have tooken better care of themselves then we wouldn't have to spend as much

hrcnandy1 says ... on Saturday, Aug 8 at 11:12 AM

As a former prioner I can attest that the state spends way to much money on everything and now hat I have straightened my act up ten and oe I should not have to pay for someone who "is in the wrong body" and you can keep the change

carrie says ... on Saturday, Jul 25 at 11:04 PM

i think they are crazy , they dont have money for my teeth any more but they have money to give someone a new look.In prison, so maybe i should go to prison so i could get my new

angelof94 says ... on Friday, Jul 24 at 12:43 PM

like workininprison says,work my job and see!!! EVERYTHING that the inmates get is overpriced and they get EVERYTHING!!! medical has an "open wallet" when it comes to these losers. We just have to pay for all of that

MYOViX says ... on Saturday, Jul 4 at 11:21 AM

A point to make is, one of the triadic recommendations for transgenders is a real life experience (RLE), in the opposite sex role. How can this be accomplished in a prison setting, when surrounding populate are not of that gender? It can not!

luke_u_dumb says ... on Thursday, Jul 2 at 6:25 PM

Luke. Think before you type!

luke_4 says ... on Thursday, Jul 2 at 4:23 PM

I have no empathy, none whatsoever. We have become a "prison happy" society. Everytime a pin drops, somebodys got to go to prison. Well, if you're going to keep sticking everybody into the prisons, get your wallet out, because you're going to pay.

Disgusted says ... on Wednesday, Jul 1 at 8:38 PM

It’s no wonder the state is broke!

Workinginprison says ... on Tuesday, Jun 30 at 9:45 AM

The point is that there are no fears about going to prison, and that the medical issues that inmates have they usually don't have out on the streets. Hormones are just one thing that the state blows money on. Work my job and see the truth.

mcamble says ... on Tuesday, Jun 30 at 5:07 AM

I did not get a lack of respect for medical care needs out of that article. I got a pointing out of money being spent in areas it should not be.

Jannie Anna-Lise says ... on Monday, Jun 29 at 9:39 PM

HRT injections are not that expensive. Of course what prison officials claim from the state and spend on other things is in question. No member of society is un-worthy of medical care and respect. If I had my way you would be locked up!

H_A_N_S_E_N says ... on Monday, Jun 29 at 4:28 PM

State Cost vs. Street Cost. Whole new story there! State pays much more for EVERYTHING! Desk lamp on the street, $12.00, desk lamp in the state $49.00. Yes, it's like the $3,000 toilet seats... people simply have no idea. It's unbelievable.

Jerri Roi says ... on Monday, Jun 29 at 9:49 AM

I have to agree with Zoe, I use injectable hormones myself and each shot costs me $1.50. Either someone is is not giving you the truth or it's like the $3000 toilet seats the DOD were paying for.

Zoe Brain says ... on Monday, Jun 29 at 5:06 AM

$1,000 apiece? Odd, they usually cost $30 a month. Someone's lying to you. Talk to any endocrinologist.

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