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RFI No. 05-04 MIDDAUGH Outcome? ADOC’s Tradition of Falsehood

Friday, February 6th, 2009

 

 

While my attorney said he represented Dr. Anne Middaugh, the outcome of RFI No. 05-04 is difficult to determine.  In part because Dr. Middaugh is no longer listed as holding an Arizona psychologist license and there is no reference on the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiner’s WebPages on Past Board Actions to any action taken against this psychologist.  And in part because it appeared from his report that Dr. Middaugh was merely given a “slap on the hand” by the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners.

 

Please note I admired Dr. Middaugh’s presentation before the Board and her candor in her recorded presentation.  (See previous posting in my blog)  However, that does not mean the truth was completely told.

 

I was informed Dr. Middaugh was consequated with a 30-day suspension and assigned taking extra Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) (i.e. training) in “boundaries” and that was all.  It was reported to me that Dr. Middaugh informed the Board that she did not conduct “interpersonal therapy” with her new husband/former patient and ward of the State/ADOC inmate but, rather, ‘she had merely treated her husband for “substance abuse.”’

 

However, at the time it was against ADOC policy for psychologists or mental health staff to treat inmates for substance abuse.  For some time prior, all substance abuse treatment was delegated to the Corrections Officer III’s (CO III’s) otherwise known as “counselors” or “Care Bears” whose primary function is “classification” and the placement of inmates.  This was because of a turf battle over a tremendous amount of federal funding that used to be made available for substance abuse treatment.

 

Needless-to-say, mental health and health services lost that battle with Security to the CO III’s.  However, that has changed now that there is no funding for substance abuse treatment and Security has done its best to shuck off substance abuse treatment duties to mental health staff. 

 

Funny thing is one of the CO III’s at ASPC-F South Unit provided such wonderful substance abuse groups that I as mental health professional at ADOC was embarrassed!  It was cognitively based and even though Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) was the only therapy approved for use in ADOC, I saw little to none of it conducted!

 

Back to my story, I was so impressed by this CO III, this Care Bear and his substance abuse treatment approach that when I caught wind his Deputy Warden wanted to shut his groups down and re-assign him towards more classification tasks, I bought the DW lunch and implored her to keep his program!

 

There is no treatment in ADOC in mental health.  For the most part it’s just like the rest of ADOC:

 

It’s a Paper Tiger.

 

ADOC’s Motto:

 

“If it’s not on paper, it didn’t happen.”

 

Likewise,

 

“We’ll make up and write up whatever lies we (ADOC) see fit to foist off, whatever “reality” we (ADOC) want—on the public, inmates and employees alike!”

 

 

 

ADOC Internal Affairs Investigation #2004-1446 Part III (The Really JUICY STUFF!)

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

 

ADOC Internal Affairs Investigation #2004-1446

 

 

Another interesting aspect is that Lt. Lisa Johnson’s participation in this matter becomes problematic, not for me but for Lieutenant Johnson and the entire administration of ADOC! You see, Lieut. Lisa Johnson has been utilized, most definitely over utilized in the past to set up officers whom ADOC administrative staff deemed “undesirable” and the administration has used the “services” of Lisa Johnson to set them up and entrap them in false allegations of sexual harassment.

 

In this manner ADOC is able to effectively (yet wrongfully) terminate undesirable employees.  For the most part ADOC targets employees who will not knuckle under and play their games replete with generating false allegations against other employees and inmates as well.

 

I first met Lisa Johnson in 2001 when I was working on North Unit at ASPC-F. At the time Ms. Johnson was a sergeant and I was impressed by her. What I found attractive in her was what I thought might have been her character. Let me tell you a story.

 

I arrived at work that morning to face a new nursing supervisor who was adamant I needed to see a particular inmate & back her up and her claim the inmate was “Malingering.” But in fact what was happening was the inmate was dangerously delirious.  Upon conferring on an emergency basis with the head physician, Dr. Osteen, my suspicions were confirmed: the inmate was suffering from acute liver failure due to lack of treatment for hepatitis C. The ammonia circulating in his bloodstream was overcoming him and he was at risk of dying. That particular inmate had been scheduled to be transferred inside “The Walls” to Medical to receive critically needed treatment approximately 3 hours earlier!

 

What drew me to Lisa Johnson was the fact that she did what was right and I mistakenly thought she might have been a woman of character and I was interested in getting to know her. Sure, I found her attractive but I am very cautious. I invited her to lunch just like I did the Warden and left it at that.

 

Apparently the new nursing supervisor for North Unit was trying to establish her dominance in order to impress her subordinate nurses and as a result misjudged and the inmate later died. Interestingly, I ran into that particular nurse in Wal-Mart after she had been discharged. Without revealing her name, I can tell you that she was very distraught and she explained to me how ADOC had targeted her and her family—wrongly—unfairly!

 

Not only had they terminated her from employment at ADOC but somehow this nurse’s 19-year-old daughter had been charged with a “sex crime” because when her daughter was under age (a minor under 18) she had engaged in sex with her boyfriend who was of the same approximate age as her. According to this nurse somehow ADOC became involved in this matter in order to retaliate against her.

 

But to get back to my story, I had been warned by another female corrections officer that the former sergeant and now lieutenant at South Unit was used by ADOC administration to harass fine upstanding corrections officers and run them off! But, I forgot about the warning yet according to my usual standards I heeded professional boundaries and thus Lieut. Lisa Johnson was unable to entrap me as she had so many others before me.

 

Perhaps more interestingly, another corrections officer on the yard at South Unit informed me that Lieut. Lisa Johnson was engaged in an unprofessional sexual affair with Warden Kleck! Johnson was the Warden’s girlfriend.

 

As I left on October 12, 2004 for an interview with Investigator Phillip Schonig the Padre, that is, the minister in the office next to mine joked and asked: “It wouldn’t have anything to do with Lieutenant Lisa Johnson, would it? The lieutenant has a very nice body.  The problem is more than 95% of the time she is using it to advance herself (within the ranks of ADOC).”

ADOC Internal Affairs Investigation 2004-1446

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

 

Here it is in scanned and .pdf forms for your convenience and entertainment,  education and evaluation.  I will have much more to say about this “set up.”  Comments to come.  Here is my copy unedited by me with the sole exception of removal of one piece of critical information, my SSN.

Please <right click> on it and <save as> in order to conserve bandwidth.  This is a public document and since our illustrious legislators decided not to make State employee records private, anyone can have access to anything about any Arizona State employee at any time!

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First Internal Affairs Investigation