Ronney Harriman

Does This Look Like Excellent Medical Care?

This is the story of Ronney Harriman that is incarcerated at Montana State Prison.

Two state senators met this week with an inmate who has asked prison officials for more medical treatment for two large hernias.
Sen. Terry Murphy, R-Cardwell, said he and Sen. Jim Shockley, R-Victor, both members of the state Legislature’s Law and Justice Interim Committee, met Wednesday with Ronney Harriman (pictured at left in 2009 photo)  at the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge.  Murphy said the hernias were enormous. “It’s kind of shocking,” he said. “It’s about the size of a cantaloupe.”

Ferriter said he could not imagine doctors not giving medical treatment to a person with that level of need. He said the DOC spent $12 million on medical costs last year and complimented the doctors who looked after the inmates. His comments were echoed by Linda Moodry, the prison’s public information officer.  “We take all of our medical care of inmates seriously,” she said. “Our inmates receive excellent care.”

A DOC spokesman said Friday there were no updates regarding Harriman’s condition.  *Resource Montana Watchdog

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