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JailcareFinding the Safety Net for Women behind Bars$
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Carolyn Sufrin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520288669

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520288669.001.0001

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Triaging the Everyday, Every Day

Triaging the Everyday, Every Day

(p.62) 2 Triaging the Everyday, Every Day

Carolyn Sufrin

University of California Press

This chapter explains how triage in the intake jail, CJ1, possess the hallmarks of decision-making and prioritizing that characterize the medical triage seen in emergency rooms and disaster zones. These processes contain not just a practical but a moral dimension, one that involves reckoning someone's health-related deservingness in the face of finite resources. In jail triage, the criteria for this calculus of health-related deservingness were guided in part by official San Francisco's Jail Medical Care (JMC) protocols. Determinations about deservingness were also affected by the reality of tending to people who might not otherwise get treated outside of jail, and whose treatment occurred in a space of punishment; in other words, it was an active, contingent process of care.

Keywords:   jail triage, CJ1, intake jail, Jail Medical Care

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