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US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Investigations Section

Friday, March 13th, 2009

 I received this letter in the mail yesterday.  This is not the response to the letter I wrote DOJ but materials forwarded apparently last summer from the Arizona District of the US Attorney’s Office.  Indeed, I am eager to see the Department of Justice response to the letter I wrote them.  actually, I may have received that.  I’ll have to look around and see if I have that.

IF YOU KNOW OF ANYTHING THAT MAY CONTRIBUTE TO THE INFORMATION NECESSARY TO SEE JUSTICE REGARDING ABUSES WITHIN The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADOC), NOW WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO COME FORWARD and do your civic and moral duty.

 Here is the accurate pdf of the converted & scanned letter below.  Remember:  The pdf file is more accurate and some formatting is lost in conversion but this  cut and paste Word Doc allows for more open searching.

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U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

 

 

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Special Litigation Section – PHB 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530

 

March 9, 2009

John Taylor Kent, Ph.D. 933 West Azalea Place Chandler, AZ 85248-3811

Dear Dr. Kent:

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona has referred your letter of August 15, 2008, to us for a reply. In your letter and accompanying documents you allege that the Arizona Department of Corrections has engaged in corrupt personnel practices and improper medical practices.

Under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997, the Special Litigation Section of the United States Department of Justice has authority to investigate conditions in state or locally-operated correctional facilities where it is alleged that inmates are being deprived of constitutional rights pursuant to a pattern or practice of resistance to the full enjoyment of those rights. We will consider the information you have provided, along with other information we may receive, to determine whether a pattern or practice investigation is warranted.

The Section’s authority does not, however, extend to investigating the personal grievances of a single individual. Moreover, the Section is not authorized to represent individual citizens in legal matters or to give them legal advice. You might consider contacting a private legal representative for possible assistance with your individual concerns.

Thank you for bringing this information to our attention. Please do not hesitate to contact this office if we may be of assistance with this, or any other matter.

Sincerely,

 

Amin Aminfar

Trial Attorney

Special Litigation Section

Board of Behavioral Health Examiners January 5, 2009 Letter KAUFMAN Complaint #2006-0002 LISAC-10372

Monday, January 5th, 2009
The .pdf file is attached and is accurate:
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While the text is copied below:

January 5, 2009

Selena Samarripaz, Investigations

Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

3443 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1700

Phoenix, Arizona 85012-3811

 

RE:         Complaint #2206-0002

                LISA KAUFMAN, LISAC-10372

Dear Selena Samarripaz:

I would appreciate the opportunity to address the Board before it takes action; however, I have been ill and re-reading this today, I realize that my request may be too late.

Since the Substance Abuse Subcommittee cut my presentation short and had already voted to dismiss my complaint, I wonder how the full committee of the full Board would regard this?  At least the aspect of a licensed substance abuse practitioner using her license to gain employment to treat sex offenders?  Certainly, even a cave man would realize that might be practicing beyond one’s training & competency, far outside of the scope of one’s Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor licensure?

Finally, since Kaufman demonstrated such gross disregard for ASRS statutes by filing false, frivolous and slanderous charges with superiors at the Arizona Department of Corrections and lying under oath in court in Florence, it seems rather negligent that the Board and/or the Substance Abuse Subcommittee failed to protect the public by not having her examined when a licensed psychologist notified the Board about his concern for such potential problems.  Lastly, I witnessed Kaufman lie to her own Substance Abuse Subcommittee.

To say I am disappointed in the Board’s processes and apparent outcome would be an understatement.  I am coming to the conclusion the purpose of licensure in Arizona is NOT to protect the public but to protect the State, the power structure, the status quo and the politicians who make such serious errors in judgment putting the public at risk that cover-up becomes modus operandi.  Expediency appears to be the name of the game.  Protecting the State, and NOT the public nor the poor wards of the State, is what it appears this Board’s mission.  Indeed, every inmate sex offender Kaufman treated may have been damaged by Kaufman’s emotional problems with men AND her eagerness to engage in practicing beyond the scope of her competency, training and license.  That’s sick!   I will never forget when she ran repeated interference against my clinical judgement (which is better) resulting in one poor individual with a bipolar disorder having to suffer unnecessarily.

Straightforward,

John Taylor Kent, Ph.D.

Psychologist (Inactive)

ADOC Confidential Information Report (IR) 24 Oct 2002

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

 

Confidential Information Report written upon direct orders from FHCM II (FHA II) Gary Pinkstaff, Arizona State Prison Complex—Florence (ASPC-F).  Regarding abandonment of (patients) line & staff, fraud & malfeasance and unprofessional conduct of mental health staff & contract employees.

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