Welcome everyone and a very warm welcome to my guest today: Parrish Collins, civil rights attorney in Albuquerque US. I am so grateful for the amazing and inspiring people I get to meet via this Fabulous after Fifty podcast and YouTube channel. Parrish will be sharing his story of discovering his true mission after Fifty -defending the medical rights of prison inmates- and his tips to help you discover yours.
Parrish Collins is a civil rights attorney based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After taking what he envisioned being a few prison medical neglect cases, he realized he had opened Pandora’s box to a shocking volume of medical atrocities in New Mexico jails and prisons. Parrish discovered a handful of massive, sometimes billion-dollar corporations revolving in and out of New Mexico prisons and jails with no oversight by the State or the counties that contract with them. Worse, it is the same small group of contractors revolving through many states and counties around the country with the same catastrophic outcomes. It is hard for Parrish and his staff to turn away sick and potentially dying inmates unable to more than send demands for necessary medical care with Notices of Claims to protect their rights to sue later should the worst occur, the worst of which far too does occur. Shockingly, the medical neglect and abuse is so pervasive that due to limited resources, the small firm has been forced to limit its cases to wrongful death cases for the time being.
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