There’s no legitimate reason why the MDOC and Wexford don’t sit down with a third party patient advocate/health educator, Jamie, and her family and go over her records, diagnosis, treatment options, etc. Commissioner Epps could just order them to do it – connect with the American Diabetes Association or something and have a big family meeting. It’s really incumbent upon them to do so, whether or not they think Jamie has any choices to make in her medical care anyway. Arguably, keeping one’s patient and family in the dark about their medical conditions and treatment options is negligence. And how is anyone supposed to grieve a medical decision if they don’t know what all the circumstances and alternatives are? I think that’s a denial of due process of some kind.
If Commissioner Epps is sincerely concerned about Mrs. Rasco’s well-being, too, he’ll find out personally when Jamie is hospitalized and why, and call her mom himself with the information she needs to know that her daughter is being taken care of. She shouldn’t be getting “unconfirmed reports” – she should get an official report promptly with essential information from a prison or health care provider administrator, beginning with letting her know as soon as they decide Jamie’s being transported to the hospital in the first place, and assuring that MDOC staff follow up with Jamie’s status and Mrs. Rasco from there.
Really, this is prison. There should never be a time when the MDOC doesn’t know where Jamie is, as long as she’s their prisoner, and therefore her mother and son should always be able to find her. They know full well that Mrs. Rasco won’t try and orchestrate an escape if she knows where her daughter is being treated.
Think about that, Commissioner. You have in your custody and care two women (and certainly many more) who are very likely innocent, one of whose life hangs precariously in the balance right now. Do everything you can, as you promised, to try to get Jamie free – which first means helping her stay alive. Please don’t make a promise like that to a critically ill woman’s mother if you don’t plan to keep it.
Yesterday Mrs. Rasco received an unconfirmed report that Jamie had been rushed to the hospital due to chest pains and today that information has been confirmed. To the best of anyone’s knowledge Jamie is still in the hospital and Mrs. Rasco has been told that she is “resting comfortably.” She has been given no information regarding Jamie’s diagnosis or condition. We will post updates as soon as they become available.
Today was dedicated to the Scott Sisters by Mississippi Radio’s Rip Daniels, where a ton of information has been regularly aired and today even a song was dedicated to them. It was stated that now, after 15 years, Mississippi is finally hearing Mrs. Rasco’s pleas for justice for her daughters. Mrs. Rasco is very grateful to Bros. Rip Daniels and Charles Evers for doing such a fantastic job raising this case to a high level in Mississippi.
Mrs. Rasco was interviewed by WLBT Mississippi TV 3 reporter Julie Straw for a 10pm story they are working on covering today’s rally, preliminary reports of which are that it was well attended.
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