Sure sounds spooky, but is it really? I've heard all kinds of stuff, mostly that you pass meds, and a guard is at your side throughout- but some places have armed guards, some don't? I've also never heard of a prison nurse being attacked/killed/etc., even during riots. I hear of guards being attacked and killed almost routinely though. Possibly, it's bad karma, in prison culture, to mess with the 'nurse'?
The state of CA has posted lots of new prison nurse jobs, that they claim are a result of having to restore prisoner's constitutional rights- even in this time of the impending Great Depression Part II?
I also take note that a few of those places, such as San Quentin, pay a premium wage? Uh-oh...