I was there about a year and a half prior to Scarano's OD and had a similar incident happen with Jason Poirier. He was in the bunk next to mine when he died of an OD. Still don't know if it was an accident or intentional on his part. Like to think it was an accident.
Ft Sill PTRP and Ft Jackson PTRP seem to be similar. All of the soldiers sent to PTRP are injured to the point that they are unable to continue training until they have (hopefully)recovered from their injuries. Instead of providiing rehabilitation and convalescence, the cadre at Ft Sill showed a lack of concern for the injured soldiers.
Personally, I had re-entered the Army after a 5 year break between re-enlistments with 6 years time in service from my first enlistment as a medic. I fractured my ankle while repeating BCT. Unfortunately, a botched surgery and not being allowed proper medical care on Ft Sill following my surgery (I was forced to do locker drills on crutches 4 hours after I had come out from surgery, as just 1 example). 4 weeks after my surgery, I was told that I would never be able to effectively serve in the military again and my medical discharge was strung out over 9 months. For those 9 months, the soldiers of PTRP and I were submitted to stricter privations then BCT trainees. Everything had been taken from us at one point or the other. There was one stretch of 2 months where the only things that we were allowed to have was 1 apir of running shoes, 2 PT uniforms, 7 pairs of socks, and 7 pairs of Army-issue underwear (the brown Army nut-huggers)and a laundry bag. The entire PTRP was allotted 1 roll of toilet paper every 2 days for the traditional use and as our only cleaning supply for our barracks that we were confined to for 18-20 hours a day. Any other items than those mentioned were considered contraband and posession of such was grounds for punishment. Soldiers were even denied their prescribed medications. There was one private that had gone so far as to assault an NCO so that he could be court-martialed and sentenced to the Ft Sill Correctional Facility, as the prisoners received better treatment and more privileges than we did at PTRP.
I remember thinking that I would be better off as a POW because the Geneva Convention would have guaranteed me better treatment, both humanely and medically.