Inmate who killed himself was in pain, advocates say | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 24 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jun 3, 2011, titled Inmate who killed himself was in pain, advocates say | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

The Ohio prison system is investigating allegations that an inmate who committed suicide was in severe pain but had been denied medication after being accused of being a drug addict.

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#22 Jun 5, 2011
Who cares wrote:
re:The Ohio prison system is investigating allegations that an inmate who committed suicide was in severe pain but had been denied medication after being accused of being a drug addict.
Greg Stamper was a drug addict,who I'm sorry to say I knew. He was worthless POS. I am glad he is dead. He was a cold blooded killer who should have been excuted a long time ago.
Some of the comments on here say because he was in pain he should have been given his meds? most of you have a condition, fibro, cancer, or whatever. he was just a frickin addict who wanted a fix nothing more nothing less..
They were responsible for investigating before he committed suicide.
Dirk

Powell, OH

#23 Jun 5, 2011
LMAO,awesome
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Grove City, OH

#24 Jun 6, 2011
schools of thought wrote:
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Wait until you see how the conservative model has altered the quality, safety standards of health care. What happend to this person in prison; is experimental medicine. On the outside the State of Ohio is illegally peddling controlled substances to persons who don't need them.
This man's experience is in fact a war crime.
Been there, done that. From being a medical experiment in Basic Training 2 years after Congress banned such nonsense, to attempting to deal with the current medical system, I'm looking at suicide, too. It's a 'viable' option.

As far as illegally peddling controlled substances, obviously. It keeps more unnecessary people in gov jobs. From legislators to lawyers, from docs to prison guards, everybody needs a job, eh? If the only way to keep those $$$ rolling in is to 'create' the conditions that require employment, it's happening. And it's bankrupting us. It's the drain the United States of America is swirling just now.

Unfortunately, chronic pain patients are thought of as nothing more than 'post-graduate' addicts, as if we WANT to be here, at the mercy of the medical system created by the AMA, which functions as nothing more than a union for it's 'membership.'

I get it. I also have the wire cable. Being inexperienced, i don't want to screw it up the first time. What 99% of these people commenting don't understand is that they are one car accident, trip down the stairs, or cancer diagnosis away from debilitating chronic pain that the system chooses not to deal with. They think the medical system is going to save them because they have a 'legit' issue. LOL.

The first thing the system will do is write them off as 'depressed' to marginalize any experience the patient has, thereby blaming the patient for the disease, and that alleviates any responsibility when the patient does commit suicide. "Oh, he was depressed and wouldn't take his pills so now he's dead. Not the doc's fault." The next thing that happens is the patient is corralled into such a narrow treatment paradigm that if the patient does anything to relieve the pain without authorization from the doctor, like smoking a little reefer to taking massive dosages of Ibu, then it becomes a drug addiction issue, thereby further alleviating the doc of any responsibility.

Chronic pain is a no win situation for patients.

What I find curious however, is, on the issue of medical cannabis, the VA has told the DEA to pisss up a rope on this one. In states where it's legal, the VA no longer tests for it. That tells me the VA truly understands that cannabis is a viable treatment option. The only reason it's not a weapon in my arsenal is my doc's will lose their license to practice in this state.

Therefore, in order to survive, I run a dotcom so I can lay here in bed with a laptop and still be self-sufficient. I REFUSE to play this game.

These are not concepts coming from the liberal camp, rather the conservatives who constantly rearrange the game board to their own advantage.

http://www.ohmedcann.org/
I care

Orlando, FL

#25 May 24, 2013
Who cares wrote:
re:The Ohio prison system is investigating allegations that an inmate who committed suicide was in severe pain but had been denied medication after being accused of being a drug addict.
Greg Stamper was a drug addict,who I'm sorry to say I knew. He was worthless POS. I am glad he is dead. He was a cold blooded killer who should have been excuted a long time ago.
Some of the comments on here say because he was in pain he should have been given his meds? most of you have a condition, fibro, cancer, or whatever. he was just a frickin addict who wanted a fix nothing more nothing less..
Wasn't it a home invasion??? People came into his house! Not sure who u are but this. Man has a kid and family! You don't sound much better than ur making him out to be and 30 yrs in prison not 1 disciplinary action!!

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