Snake oil. Prayer beads. Shaman smoke. Laying on hands…. Inmates in Arizona prisons are denied necessary medical treatment, insists a lawsuit filed by American Friends (Quakers) and the Arizona ACLU. Instead, inmates are told that medical problems are “all in their heads” and that they should just pray about it. Remember when the Puritans drowned women, accused of witchcraft, and insisted that God would save the women if they prayed about it? God didn’t step up to the bat on those, and apparently He’s missing in the Arizona prison medical centers too. Let’s hope the court can save these ill and desperate inmates; the prison system isn’t about to. CCA says it’s doing what is required under the law. Period.