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WHILE I UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO HAVE THEIR OWN OPINION, HERES MINE. IF SO CALLED HUMAN BEINGS WOULD STOP COMMITTING CRIMES, MAYBE THEY WOULD NOT HAVE TO BE PLACED IN PRISONS. YOU SHOULD BE THANKING OFFICERS WHOM EVERYDAY GO AND DEAL WITH THESE SO CALLED HUMAN BEINGS. YOU SO CALLED "HUMAN BEINGS" ACT LIKE ANIMALS, SOME ARE WORSE THAN ANIMALS, THROWING THEIR POOP THREW THE BARS AT OFFICERS, ANIMALS WOULD NOT DO THAT. RAPING EACHOTHER AND OTHER OFFICERS, ANIMALS WOULD NOT DO THAT,EVEN ANIMALS HAVE THE RESPECT TO AT LEAST SNIFF THEM FIRST. THINK OF IT LIKE THIS, WHAT IF A "HUMAN BEING" COMMITTED A CRIME AGAINST SOMEONE YOU LOVED, HOW WOULD YOU FEEL? IF OTHERS MAKE A PROFIT FROM THESE "HUMAN BEINGS", WELL YOU'RE JUST UPSET BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T THINK OF IT FIRST, IF IT WERE YOU MAKING A PROFIT AND GETTING RICH FROM THEIR CRIMES YOU WOULDN'T BE SAYING THESE THINGS, SO SHUT UP AND MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.ReplyDelete
This must be Tony Grande or Hininger from CCA responding to this post! I love how they post anonymously like we don't know who they are!Delete
To reply to the dude above, when those who houses prisoners are guilty of more than many of the prisoners, something in our society is seriously wrong. Over 33% of prisoners are in for drug related crimes, something that most of the rest of the civilized world stopped convicting people for and started mandatory rehabilitation instead years ago. Check out drug laws in England - older civilizations have it all over the U. S. and we continue to smugly think we are so advanced---HA! If prisoners are throwing poop at the guards, they have a mental problem and should not be incarcerated like an animal. Treating people like they are animals makes them turn into one.Delete
If you would actually read my blog before going off, you'd see that I actually have a great deal of respect for COs and recognize that they have one of the most difficult jobs imaginable. One reason I hate the private prison industry is precisely because of how poorly they treat their staff, by providing poor pay and benefits, little training, and putting them in dangerous situations by short-staffing facilities.ReplyDelete
Also, many primates throw poop.
Finally, I would never seek to derive a profit from incarcerating human beings, which is in and of itself amoral. And I take offense at the notion that I would.
As you said, unfortunately, everyone in this world is entitled to their own opinion. Even insensitive morons.
I look forward to catching up reading your blog, it might take a while i see. LOVE the title for sure, I do not like the word Hate, but I really don't know what else i could say. From the dealings i have had with most of them, I SURE DETEST the methods they use. I could go on and on, but Im sure you have said it all. I THINK PRIVATE prisons COULD have been great but alas, they have no morals from what i can see, make money or else must be the motto. by any means possible, inmates or employees. I just wonder what is in store for WCCF in Mississippi when MTC takes over July 1. My heart breaks, no grieves for many in Mississippi.ReplyDelete
This is a book you wanna read about surviving CCA and OKlahoma DOC.ReplyDelete
I have to post anonymously because I live in a small city where I would have to deal with repercussions. I find your website informative and understand your distain for profit private prisons. I used to be a detention officer for this specific company for several years and have seen first hand the absurdities and corruption that occurs on a daily basis. I'm not just talking from low level officers, but up to the warden himself. I went from being sexually harassed, to being ostracized for not "playing ball", to finally having my gf injured by an incompetent employee(soon turned supervisor). I came to realize that coworkers were just that, coworkers and will only seek what keeps them their job. Can't work in an environment where you can't trust your back up. Regardless I left with a heavy heart and disgust for the prison system until I started work with the state prison system. Things were vastly different, and I finally felt a sense of pride and duty for the first time since working in this field. What I'm getting at is that money talks and employees are at the crappy end of that stick. Training is less than potent and cutbacks always leave you hoping that inmates don't see the flaws in the system and facility. I only wish these companies were regulated with stricter fashion and regulations. I mean, how much sense does it make to tell a facility that you are doing an inspection with weeks in advance to see how it performs (ACA)? Maybe more frequent investigations will bring out the ugly in them and force them to change their methodology in running prisons. Maybe the warden will stop taking company funds for personal improvement on his ranch and use those funds for employee training and solid equipment. But I guess that's too many maybes...ReplyDelete