Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:48 AM
Whovian (2,866 posts)
Lafayette Hall, Warden, Suspended For Allegedly Forcing Inmates To Put Hot Sauce On Their Genitals
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The warden of a North Carolina prison has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations that inmates were forced to rub hot sauce on their genitals, officials said Tuesday.
Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Pamela Walker said that Sampson Correctional Institution administrator Lafayette Hall has been placed on paid leave while the State Bureau of Investigation reviews what happened at the Clinton facility. A correctional officer, David P. Jones, has also been put on leave, officials said.
"I have zero tolerance for unprofessional conduct by any state employee," Gov. Beverly Perdue said Tuesday. "I have directed the Department of Public Safety to cooperate fully with the SBI review of the allegations and to take appropriate action if these allegations prove to be true."
In July, six inmates from Sampson sent a hand-written letter to the U.S. District Court in Greensboro complaining that staff had forced them to perform numerous humiliating acts for the entertainment of guards, including stripping nude and pretending to have sex. The medium-security facility houses about 500 male inmates in Clinton, which is about 60 miles southeast of Raleigh.
The inmates also reported being forced to gulp a super-hot "Exotic Hot Sauce" purchased off the Internet and slather it on their testicles, as well as being forced to grab and kiss wild snakes while working on a road crew and throwing captured bunnies in to oncoming traffic.
More at link http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/04/lafayette-hall-warden-sus_n_2239104.html
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Lafayette Hall, Warden, Suspended For Allegedly Forcing Inmates To Put Hot Sauce On Their Genitals (Original post)
Response to Mangoman (Reply #1)
Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:58 AM
Chan790 (17,953 posts)
4. Because policy requires an investigation.
I don't know that for certain in this case, but it's the usual answer in these situations.
The wheels of justice turn slow sometimes. If it's true, he's going to face the consequences.
Response to Whovian (Original post)
Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:52 AM
OneGrassRoot (20,548 posts)
2. Reminds me of Abu Ghraib.
There's a sickness involved here, though I have no compassion for whatever sickness which compels people like the guards in question.
Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #2)
Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:54 AM
LiberalLoner (6,392 posts)
3. +1. A cancer of cruelty and mistreatment of those who have no power...it is spreading in the US and
there is much work to be done in stopping and reversing it.