On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 3:17 PM, PRATT, RICHARD; RPRATT@azcorrections.gov wrote:
Ms. Plews:Your allegations are very serious in nature. I will also advise that your conclusions are totally unfounded.
The Department created a bureau to monitor the health care of the inmate population after privatization. I am the Interim Assistant Director of the Health Services Contract Monitoring Bureau. There are several staff assigned to cover the Tucson prison complex, and I was made aware of the scabies issue immediately by both the contracted medical vendor and one of my monitors at the site.
You ask if the “contract monitoring staff are just oblivious, deliberately indifferent, or actually complicit in hiding Corizon's crimes against the people of this state.” The question is both insulting and inflammatory. The answer is an emphatic “no.”
If your source (former Corizon employee) would like to directly bring forth specific concerns regarding the health care being provided at the Tucson complex, I will be happy to investigate them. She/he may e-mail me at any time, or call my office.
Interim Assistant Director
Arizona Department of Corrections
Health Services Contract Monitoring Bureau
Office: (602) 771-2100
Here's my less-than contrite reply.