CDCR Medical Negligence

In Fall 2019 Sean went to dental for a dental exam at Corcoran State Prison, which he must request in order to receive any dental care. The dentist noted a cavity and the California Department of Corrections had up to one year to provide the procedure to correct the cavity, which is absurd and inadequate in my opinion. Sean recently received this form denying his dental procedure “due to COVID19”, despite the fact that Corcoran’s cases of COVID19 are very low (less than 6) and that Sean has tested negative for 3 times in a row. How is it acceptable for CDCR to deny the incarcerated population access to adequate routine medical and dental treatment for common necessary procedures when dentists offices on the outside are operating normally using temperature checks, masks, social distancing and PPE? This is sheer medical negligence, a small cavity left untreated can create a host of issues. I am floored that the Department of Corrections continues to deny visiting and uses COVID19 as an excuse to neglect their jobs the people in which they are paid to protect and care for. COVID19 has been around for over 7 months now and CDCR cannot simply ignore the medical needs of the incarcerated population indefinitely.

Sean’s most recent COVID19 test

 

About Sean & Emelia

Sean O'Brien was wrongfully convicted in adult court in El Dorado County, California and sentenced to Life Without Parole at the age of 16 without a shred of physical evidence tying him to the crime for which he was convicted. Sean and I have been friends since grade school and we were married in 2017. We live and grow together in love with the knowledge of his innocence, our faith, and hope for our future. We embrace this journey, wherever it may take us, cherishing each moment we have together and staying true to our hearts. This blog is about the past we share, our life together and our fight for justice. Thank you for reading. God bless.
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