I… I literally don’t know if I can find the words that are needed to share this post. I’ve been in tears since I received the stories linked in this blog. For months, I have spoken against “Dr.” Yvon Nazaire, and his treatment (or lack of) of the people in Pulaski. I’ve heard many stories of abuse and neglect by this man (See …“the REAL living conditions in Pulaski State Prison”) , yet I was hesitant to share because none could really be confirmed … Until now.
January of 2015 – Georgia Prison Doctors…WOW – I shared a report from the Atlanta Journal Constitution. This man refused to give Ky an Asthma pump for 7 months.
My heart hurts, and I am physically sickened by the knowledge that someone I love is under the care of Dr. Yvon Nazaire, a man who lost his license to practice medicine over 10 years ago. He is one of 11 unlicensed “Doctors” hired to work in Georgia Correctional Facilities. Ky has to deal with Nazaire on a regular basis. It is terrible to say that Ky was lucky to have suffered a “life -threatening” overdose, otherwise he would not have been released into the care of Taylor Regional Medical Center. With Ky’s seizure condition, if he had not “died” and been resuscitated, he would likely have died under Nazaire’s care. I may be over reacting but the fact is, we have been fighting for months to have Ky’s gender therapy approved, (a therapy which may include Hormone Therapy). As hard as we are fighting, I’m honestly hoping that the prison will delay the approval of his therapy. The idea of Nazaire being responsible for Ky’s HRT is terrifying.
Women’s deaths add to concerns about Georgia prison doctor
For nearly a decade, a succession of inmates at one of the largest women’s prisons in Georgia has suffered agonizing deaths, some going days, weeks and even months before receiving treatment that might have saved or prolonged their lives, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation has found.
Evelyn Spear’s complaints that she couldn’t swallow were treated as indigestion for three months before it was determined that she had cancer. By then, it had spread from her lungs to her lymph nodes.
Peggy Bean, suffering from a loss of blood to her intestines, was vomiting feces before it was realized she needed emergency surgery. She didn’t survive the operation.
Georgia job application gave false picture of prison doctor’s career
As part of the application Dr. Yvon Nazaire submitted to become medical director at Pulaski State Prison, he stated that he was working as an attending physician in the emergency rooms of three New York hospitals.
But that’s not what Nazaire told a bankruptcy judge in a series of court filings at roughly the same time. According to those documents, the doctor was unemployed — and had been for months — when he was hired for his job in the Georgia prison system.
*Information provided by Atlanta Journal Constitution