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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:32 AM

Video shows girl, 15, battered in Florida juvenile prison

Source: Miami Herald

Posted on Wednesday, 12.12.12
Video shows girl, 15, battered in Florida juvenile prison

A guard at a Northwest Florida juvenile prison was jailed after a tape showed the abuse of a teen. Now she is back on the job.

By Carol Marbin Miller
cmarbin@MiamiHerald.com

A guard at a juvenile prison found herself behind bars this week after she was caught on tape battering a teenage detainee.

Although the encounter got Shannon Linn Abbott arrested, it didn’t get her fired. The 33-year-old bailed out and was back on the job right afterward and supervising children, to the extreme dismay of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

On Tuesday, a DJJ administrator formally asked the privately managed youth prison’s director to remove the guard from all access to children.

“It is our expectation, at the very least, that this staff member will have no contact with youth in any of our programs,” wrote Laura K. Moneyham, a DJJ assistant secretary.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/12/3139333/video-shows-15-year-old-girl-being.html#storylink=cpy

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:06 AM

1. But with private companys we have more oversight and it saves the

taxpayers money.
BTW the little criminal probably had it coming.
I had to put the sarcasm thing because someone has wood for me.
now alert on THAT just in case

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:11 AM

2. "the privately managed youth prison" was my first clue

as to why this is so FUBAR, and why there is only a very marginal amount
of accountability to the public.

The private sector has no business running jails and prisons. Imprisoning
citizens is an inherently and necessarily PUBLIC function, that should
NEVER be "privatized" for precisely this very reason: more direct accountability
to the public that is PAYING the bill for these institutions with their taxes.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:21 AM

3. "Who could have seen this coming?" A DJJ official was overheard to say.

 

Not in the article, but you've got to admit, it's the (R) catch-all excuse for anything and everything.

I hope the kids end up owning the prison.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:31 AM

4. If she's back on the job, it tells us not about her, but about her employer.

The worker was likely doing exactly what the employer wanted (though that would never be admitted)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:39 AM

5. I wonder if they hold gladiator games like other private prisons have done. n/t

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Response to Tempest (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:44 AM

6. How do you play gladiator games? Haven't heard about that one.

Sounds horrible.

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:18 AM

8. Google "Wackenhut staged fights" n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:13 AM

7. my God it's a 30 min vid, those very heavy woman guards laid on her, the girl could not breath

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:37 PM

11. Yeah, I forced myself to watch the whole thing

Unbelievable, kept hoping one of the assholes who entered the room would smack that bitch and make her get up and nobody gave a shit. Would have loved to have sound so we could have heard that bitch and the woman in the chair talk about their - well I can't think of anything those two would remotely have in common - can you? People in and out, nobody cares, the 15 year old literally is motionless for a half hour. And we wonder why young people are so disenchanted that they do what happened here this week at Clackamas Town Center. You gotta have HOPE if nothing else, and if every adult in your life fucks you over then .........

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:34 AM

9. For Profit Prisons should never be.

I hope the young girl is okay and I hope that someone somewhere has a little heart and fires Abbott.

Actually, what really should happen is all the women involved lose their jobs, but the best outcome would be to close these bully factories.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 12:47 PM

10. One asshole sits down and watches like its a tv show.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:08 AM

12. WTF is going on down there???

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:31 AM

13. Privatized prisons = No oversight.

 

Everything is "proprietary" in the corporate world.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:44 PM

14. kick

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