Black Cross Health Collective
fight the power, do no harm
fight the power, do no harm
Medications in Jail
What to Wear
What Not to Do
What to Bring

Items you may find useful

  • lots of water in a plastic bottle with squirt top, to drink and to wash off your skin or eyes, if needed
  • energy snacks
  • identification and/or emergency contact information only if you want to be cited out of jail in the event of arrest
  • just enough money for pay-phone, food, transportation
  • watch, paper, pen for accurate documentation of events, police brutality, injuries
  • water- or alcohol-based sunscreen
  • inhaler, epipen, insulin or other meds if applicable
  • several days of prescription medication and doctor's note in case of arrest
  • menstrual pads, if needed. Avoid using tampons - if you're arrested you may not have a chance to change it (tampons left in more than six hours increase your risk of developing toxic shock syndrome)

 

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