|Posted by Dwight Abbott on January 29, 2013 at 7:20 PM|
Some of the ADA/DPW issues at VSP are being worked on and corrected, and hopefully the remainder will soon be corrected as well.
When he first arrived there, the top bunks were too low. If Sonny wanted to get out of his wheelchair his only option was to lay in bed - there was not enough room for him to sit, and many times when getting in and out of bed he would hit his head on the upper bunk.
Also, there were no "grab bars" that he could use to help move himself around once he was in bed.
Those 2 issues have been corrected, at least in the dorm area that Sonny is in - I don't know about the rest of the prison.
There is another very serious issue that I will continue to try and have corrected - the men having to go outside for medications every morning at approxmately 6:30, no matter the weather.
While the guards are standing there with warm waterproof clothing, the sick, elderly and handicapped inmates are forced to stand/sit there, getting drenched or freezing, for up to an hour and half getting their medication - some of them life saving medications.
I'm sure there are other issues, and more will crop up as the days go on - and I will continue to do all I can to help bring attention to, and reform where we can, on any issues that need it.