Systematic Rescheduling Loops by Multnomah County Jail Medical Staff

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Category: Corrections - Jail Staff
Current Jail Address:
1120 SW Third Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97204
Notice From Medical at Multco Jail:

The medical staff at the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) in Portland, Oregon have a habit of systematically rescheduling inmate medical appointments so many times that the inmate is luck to be seen. I found this out while locked up there and frequently being denied medical care on the grounds that the visit was rescheduled. This rescheduling happened for all sorts of appointments no matter how serious the issue. For instance I waited five weeks for a broken arm follow up at the hospital that should have been done no later than one week after the arm was broken. In other cases I had appointments for things like chronic pain that resulted in endless cancellations followed by new appointments that would later be cancelled.

This practice seems to effect all inmates. I believe that the county does this to lower medical expenses because most inmate will be released or transferred before they get to see the doctor. This leaves medical available to long term inmates that eventually get to see the doctor.

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