A lack of access to medications in prison may cause a lot of anxiety. Before surrendering to prison, learn what medications the prison allows.
The Bureau of Prisons Medications
Before surrendering to prison, a person should learn everything possible. If a person needs medication, for example, it would be wise to know what medications the Bureau of Prisons authorizes. That way, if the medication is not authorized, a person can ask a physician to prescribe something that is more accessible.
The Bureau of Prisons Policy Statements is a great place to start the research. Simply go to the following website:
When you get to Bureau of Prisons’ website, you will find a wealth of information. For information on medication, go to the search bar, which you see below.
Index of BOP Policy Statements
Once you enter a term in the search bar, a list of potential links will surface. Those links will be like pulling a thread. Search for the policy statement or PDF document that may be of most use to your research.
In this search for access to medications in prison, we see two separate articles that may be of interest.
Read BOP Policy Statements
The Bureau of Prisons is a large bureaucracy. Expect to see policies that govern every department within the BOP. The more a person knows about those policies, the better a person becomes at being able to self-advocate. It is much easier to research this information before surrendering to federal prison.
One of our clients asked whether he would have access to Propecia while serving a brief sentence inside of a federal prison camp that the Bureau of Prisons operates. In an effort to help, I looked up access to medications in the Bureau of Prisons formulary, and I could see that Propecia is not listed.
The person can now make a decision. Either he can ask his physician to prescribe a different medication that is on the formulary, or he can adjust his mindset to the limitations that come with time in prison.
We can always overcome. And our team at ComplianceMitigation.com will do our best to help.