Nurse looking for corrections policies

  1. Hi Everyone,

    My name is Phillipa and I'm a new list member. I am from Canberra, Australia, and have an interest in correctional health policy and practice in the United States. I am looking for information on CMS policies and procedures, specifically in the state of Michigan, but also in other states if anyone is willing and able to help please. Are there any current or former CMS employees here who'd be willing and able to help me out with this? You can contact me by posting on this list, or off list on aussiepip2617@yahoo.com.au .

    Thanks heaps,

    Phillipa
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Nurse Ratched
    I split this off of the thread it was originally posted in. Hope you get some answers .
  4. by   LoriRN911
    Quote from Aussie Pip
    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Phillipa and I'm a new list member. I am from Canberra, Australia, and have an interest in correctional health policy and practice in the United States. I am looking for information on CMS policies and procedures, specifically in the state of Michigan, but also in other states if anyone is willing and able to help please. Are there any current or former CMS employees here who'd be willing and able to help me out with this? You can contact me by posting on this list, or off list on aussiepip2617@yahoo.com.au .

    Thanks heaps,

    Phillipa

    Hi Phillipa,

    I sent you an email......................Lori
  5. by   Moscow
    Quote from Aussie Pip
    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Phillipa and I'm a new list member. I am from Canberra, Australia, and have an interest in correctional health policy and practice in the United States. I am looking for information on CMS policies and procedures, specifically in the state of Michigan, but also in other states if anyone is willing and able to help please. Are there any current or former CMS employees here who'd be willing and able to help me out with this? You can contact me by posting on this list, or off list on aussiepip2617@yahoo.com.au .

    Thanks heaps,

    Phillipa
    I would suggest you research the CRIPA litigation re: Michigan and look at the HRW and Amnesty International reports. The UN tried to do an inspection tour in Michigan and were refused admission by Governor Engler.

    The female inmates were generally given the 'Abu Ghraib' treatment. The photographic evidence might be taken as being virtually identical. The federal authoriities use CRIPA for institutional or state sanctioned abuses.

    (I suggested that research because the customer is often as good a guide to the eventual outcome as the corporations they contract. Michigan once operated prisons for women which were so incredibly abusive they had the UN knocking on their door).
    Last edit by Moscow on Jun 28, '04 : Reason: Not obviously germane.
  6. by   Moscow
    Quote from LoriRN911
    Hi Phillipa,

    I sent you an email......................Lori
    I should have sent one as well. The best way to research CMS is to look up the litigation and the type of people they have hired and contemplate the agencies who give them business. The St. Louis Despatch did a series of reports on CMS. They would probably have to change their policies to conform to (White) Commonwealth standards if I can use that old-fashioned expression for Canada, New Zealand, Australian etc. However it is not unknown for private corporations to have one standard of service for the US and a higher standard for elsewhere.

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