Furthermore, if the medical doctor Sheriff Franklin is claiming helps them determine which inmates have mental illness and which inmates' issues are drug addiction, we sure would not feel very confident about those results. During the hearing that addressed these issues, it was revealed that the psychiatrist working for the jail spent only a few minutes with the inmates.
We are very familiar with psychiatrist and mental health facilities and the years it sometimes takes to find the right medications that work for the patient. Sheriff Franklin spent years refusing to allow mentally ill patients their doctor prescribed prescriptions. It is an embarrassment for Franklin to even mention the mentally ill after the Federal Judge in the case ruled and his finding came out. As disgusting as it is Billable Barney and Sheriff Ana Franklin put out that they "won". Nobody won especially the inmates. One more thing that rubs us raw is Franklin talking about ruling out the inmates with mental illness from those addicted to drugs. Franklin needs to do a little research and then she may be smart enough to realize that often times mental illness goes hand in hand with substance abuse.
We know our loved one started showing signs of mental illness at the age of nine. There isn't a specialist we haven't seen. We were seen at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. We had documents and proof of our loved one's mental illness. As he got older he became addicted to drugs which were secondary to the primary problem. Yet, when he ended up in the Morgan County jail Franklin refused to give him the medication that was prescribed by his physician. That never happened with Sheriff Bartlett and Warden Bradley. So! What's the difference? Sheriff Franklin.