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BushOut06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:36 PM
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You have got to be shitting me - Florida inmate convicted of masturbating in his private cell
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2007/0725071...

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In a verdict that could chill lonely inmates everywhere, a jury today convicted a Florida inmate for masturbating in the privacy of his Ft. Lauderdale cell. After deliberating for only 45 minutes, a Broward County panel found Terry Lee Alexander, 20, guilty of indecent exposure for an episode last November.
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It's bad enough that we're locking people up like this, now we're going to deprive them of the one natural pleasure they have left?
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:37 PM
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1. Completely stupid
:banghead:
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:38 AM
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161. Not to the Authoritarians downthread
:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

I'm just putting each and every person who agrees with this shitass guard's behavior on ignore.

Authoritarians do NOT deserve my eyeballs on their posts.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:37 PM
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2. Apparently, yes
What part of "punishment" can't you understand?

:sarcasm:
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:37 PM
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3. I'd like to read that statute.
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:38 PM
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4. Thats illegal?
I guess if you call it indecent exposure.

They should lock up the guards on peeping tom laws. Heh.

Seems one is in a closed in space and the other was looking in from the outside.
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BushOut06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:49 PM
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22. He was in his PRIVATE cell
It's not as if he were masturbating in the middle of the common area, or out on the grounds. It doesn't really say if he were sharing the cell with anyone else, but should that really matter?
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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:03 AM
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104. Well, no.
Edited on Thu Jul-26-07 01:23 AM by blackops
Privacy, along with 4th Amendment rights, are suspended when one enters a correctional facility. Drugs, weapons, gambling, and sexual acts (alone & between inmates) are prohibited. The privacy that we cherish is the cloud enables these prohibited actions. Also, the prisoner exposed himself and masturbated openly while he knew was under surveillance in a "limited-access public place". The female security officer reported the infraction. Do you feel a woman (or man) should have to watch a man masturbate during the course of their job? Is this sexual harassment, or should she "just get over it?"

Edit to add: The security guard may be a prude, but so what? It's her prerogative. Should she be forced to watch a man masturbate? If a coworker tells a dirty joke and someone objects, should that person have to get over it, because the coworker tells dirty jokes all the time? Have any of you had any sexual harassment HR seminars where you work? And, would you find this acceptable if it was done in public?
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MLFerrell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:17 AM
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110. Seeing as how he' quite literally ALWAYS "under surveillance"...
What do you suggest? That jails and prisons criminalize masturbation?

Have you ever SEEN the inside of a jail or prison? Do you have ANY idea how tense the environment is for both inmates and employees?

If so, do you REALLY, TRULY think that banning masturbation would do anything other than cause an increase in rapes or even a full-blown riot?
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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:35 AM
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115. Who says prisoners can't masturbate?
http://www.miamiherald.com/466/story/181902.html

Veal, who has charged seven other inmates with the same offense, insisted that she was not against the act itself -- just the fact that Alexander was so blatant about it. Most inmates, she testified, do it in bed, under the blankets.

Veal said this was the third time she caught Alexander, and she had had enough.


Have you SEEN this story? If not, do you REALLY, TRULY have any clue as to what you're talking about?
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 09:51 AM
Response to Reply #104
142. Yes, she should.
Should female nurses have to see men's penises?

If you don't like it, get another job.
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:34 AM
Response to Reply #142
160. A nurse examining a penis is legal. A person masturbating
in front of a non-consenting person is illegal

That is difficult for you to understand?

"If you don't like it, get another job."

Fuck no. If YOU don't like the LAWS, get them changed.

Make lewd and lascivious behavior legal. Good luck with that crusade.


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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:07 AM
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167. Most inmates are mentally ill
Staff at a mental facility have to watch some sick behavior. That's what happens when your job is watching over sick people.

Your complicity in the prison industrial complex is noted and logged.
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:25 AM
Response to Reply #167
169. "Most inmates are mentally ill" No , most are criminals
Assault and battery, child molesters, rapists, murderers

You complicity for baby rapists is duly noted
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:46 AM
Response to Reply #169
180. Thank you
It's complicity in, or with, by the way.

I never thought I would abandon a candidate because of something a supporter said. Never say never, I guess.

I look forward to the day when you and every other person living off the system gets shit-canned and replaced with real professionals who give a shit about rehabilitation.
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 12:08 PM
Response to Reply #180
183. "I never thought I would abandon a candidate because of something a supporter said."
Now that is the mark of a spineless fool


The rest of the crap you posted is just as nonsensical
There is no shit-canning of medical professionals. Prisons are dangerous places
and no matter what they offer, not even half the shifts get filled.


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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 12:10 PM
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184. Spineless fool?
You are a vocal advocate for Hillary. I always suspected she was down with the pigs, and now it's confirmed. There is no way now I will vote for her in the primary.

People who work in prisons are as vile of scum, or more so, than the inmates. I hope that changes someday. That is all.
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 12:24 PM
Response to Reply #184
185. That's right. The guy that murdered his wife and kids is
a lovely fellow, and the semi retired ex-POW of the Viet Nam Era, making his pancakes

is "vile of scum" (whatever that means)

I'll be sure to send him your regards.
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AnExtremist Donating Member (57 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 04:17 PM
Response to Reply #185
198. Why so much hate?
As a victim of sexual abuse, I have to say while I hate the bastard who did it to me, I think it's cruel and unusual punishment to prevent people doing things that are natural. Many women always say that men have no understanding about females in regards - but, in that case, there are needs that men have too that women don't understand. If the guy was a baby rapist or family murderer as you said, I'm more in favor of solitary confinement personally. Though....if the person was just in there for some kind of monetary crime like stealing, should we enact cruel and unusual punishment on them?
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:09 PM
Response to Reply #184
189. "People who work in prisons are as vile of scum, or more so, than the inmates. "
I feel so silly. I forgot to mention that many of the "vile of scum"

aka security officers, are ex military people who have served in Iraq

Yeah and some of the female officers have husbands still over there

I'll be sure to send them your message of appreciation aka "vile of sum"
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:03 AM
Response to Reply #104
148. Thank you blackops
I had to come back to this thread today, to see if anyone with
common sense had posted

Inmates must abide by the laws of society while incarcerated. Imagine that
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Kingshakabobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:18 AM
Response to Reply #148
157. This thread is bizzaro.....
People can't seem to grasp the idea that inmates are STILL subject to laws, and prosecution for violation of laws, while in prison. Yes, inmates are hauled in to court, all the time, and convicted of crimes committed while in prison. Yes, prosecutions cost the state money. I suppose they should just be beaten with rubber hoses?

The idea that guard should be subjected to "flashing while jacking off" is weird coming from DUers. I suppose a guard should just 'get over it' when an inmate tosses shit/urine soup on them too? It's pretty clear, from the story, the inmate meant for this female guard to see him. It's not like they stormed in to his room and pulled his covers off.

Private cell? :rofl:
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:29 AM
Response to Reply #157
158. The idiocy here is sad.
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:39 AM
Response to Reply #157
163. You, too?
Ignored for: Authoritarianism.
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Kingshakabobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:06 AM
Response to Reply #163
166. LOL. I doubt you will grasp the irony of your prancing ......
Edited on Thu Jul-26-07 11:11 AM by Kingshakabobo
......about, "ignore wand" in hand, arbitrarily passing judgment on people, all while accusing them of authoritarianism.

You add a lot to the debate. :sarcasm:
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:28 AM
Response to Reply #166
170. Yes that cracks me up too. Who gives a rat's ass if they are on
his stupid list?

Well, except me. I am personally devastated. :cry:
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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 05:15 PM
Response to Reply #148
199. No problem.
Reading the posts on this thread is like visiting Freeperville. I though the "blame the victim" attitude was a repub trait. Guess not. I lost a lot of respect for people whom I had previously held in high regard.

Unlike pharmacists who refuse to dispense prescriptions because it violates their principles, the corrections officer was merely enforcing the rules of the penitentiary.

Part of the prison population is incarcerated for sex crimes (rape, incest, molestation, indecent exposure, etc.) These crimes have more to do with power over a victim than with sex. Knowing that one is under surveillance, and (perhaps) knowing that the corrections officer is a woman, the act of openly masturbating is an attack against the corrections officer who has to watch.

"I know you're watching me, now watch this. Does this offend you? Does this make you uncomfortable?"

While the prisoner in question was incarcerated for non-sexual crimes, he should not be allowed to openly masturbate, just as sexual offenders should not be allowed to engage in any deviant behavior while incarcerated. As I had posted earlier from the Miami Herald article, if one wants to masturbate, do it "privately" under the blanket.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:05 AM
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150. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
cgrindley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:12 PM
Response to Reply #22
192. jails are public property, not private property
if you're in a cell, you have no right to privacy, and if someone else is in that cell with you, doubly so.
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 08:03 PM
Response to Reply #22
212. Don't they have toilets in those cells?
How does he shit without indecently exposing himself?
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:38 PM
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5. Now that is bizarre. nt
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BlackHawk706867 Donating Member (670 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:39 PM
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6. Now that really shows how far down the ladder we really have fallen....
Someone better help this F***ed up society, cause we certainly are unable to help ourselves... Geez... That has got to be the bottom rung indeed...

ww
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:39 PM
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7. We are talking about Florida...
complete idiocy....so these guys and probably gals can't have any kind of release....

This will increase the rage don't you think....morans....who would file charges like this? Some uber neo-con religious zeolot...
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GeorgeGist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:40 PM
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8. The operative word is ...
Florida.
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:41 PM
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9. Maybe the prick in the White House should be prosecuted for
masturbating our Constitutional rights away. :dem:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:42 PM
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10. ARREST HIM!!!
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:45 PM
Response to Reply #10
14. LOL, Swamp Rat...
best one of yours yet! :thumbsup:
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:47 PM
Response to Reply #14
17. Just thinkin the same thing
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:49 PM
Response to Reply #10
21. Artfully done. You should work for Olbermann, I bet he'd love your stuff!
Just a zany idea I had. ;)
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:54 PM
Response to Reply #21
25. I work for NO MAN!
Or alien. :D


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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:10 PM
Response to Reply #25
27. LOL
:P
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:17 PM
Response to Reply #25
28. Maybe not, but you should publish your work
I'd buy a copy!
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MLFerrell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:45 PM
Response to Reply #28
39. BLIVET!!!
You're not fooling anyone, "poiuyt". :)
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:52 PM
Response to Reply #39
46. Very good Mr. Fonebone!
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MLFerrell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:00 PM
Response to Reply #46
55. I aim to please!
:)
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:53 PM
Response to Reply #25
49. Swamp Rat for Sec of TRUTH
:toast:
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:32 PM
Response to Reply #10
35. great comeback! No pun intended.
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:55 PM
Response to Reply #10
53. Swampy -- you have outdone yourself!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:42 PM
Response to Original message
11. "Whack his Pee Pee"
:silly:
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:42 PM
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12. I'd make it a point to
do it every day for the remainder of my time in lockup. What a crock. What's the punishment for that anyway?
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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:46 PM
Response to Reply #12
16. The punishment is that he has to take viagra every day!
Viagra at twenty paces!
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:39 AM
Response to Reply #12
162. "What's the punishment for that anyway?"
Go do it to your next door neighbor and you can find out for yourself.
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:35 AM
Response to Reply #12
172. More jail time
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:43 PM
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13. What would you call a prison rebellion where everybody jacked-off at once?
I await your submissions (but no emissions, please!).
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:48 PM
Response to Reply #13
20. bush Cabinet meeting in 2008
:D
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:51 PM
Response to Reply #13
24. A "penile" institution?
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:56 PM
Response to Reply #24
54. BWAhaahaahaaaa! Snort
:spray: :rofl:

Good one!
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:45 PM
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15. Did he know who was in the control room? Was he aware of the surveillance?
Things are not always as cut-and-dried as they initially appear. And FWIW, no time was added to his sentence as a result of this finding:

    According to investigators, a female guard--who was monitoring Alexander's cell from a jail control room--spotted Alexander pleasuring himself while seated on his bunk. At the time, he was jailed on auto theft and gun raps (Alexander subsequently pleaded guilty to the felony raps and was sentenced to ten years in prison). Alexander, pictured in the below mug shot, was sentenced to 60 days in custody for today's indecent exposure conviction, though the time will be served concurrently with his lengthier sentence. No, you'll get no jokes from us about the penal system, doing "hard time," Alexander behaving like a jerk, or how his lawyer failed to get him off.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:48 PM
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18. "Private cell" do they have private cells?
If so, how was he caught? Couldn't have been that "private?" ;)
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:48 PM
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19. wonder if the fact that it was a female guard that has anything to do
with the charge????
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BushOut06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 08:51 PM
Response to Reply #19
23. Probably a religious repuke who thinks masturbation is a mortal sin
My bet is that she's some frigid religious nut, who considers that sort of behavior to be a horrific sin.
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tanglefoot Donating Member (176 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:09 PM
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26. WTF?
I suppose if he was timing it for rounds or something I could see him getting in trouble with a female guard. But at that point, if it's contrived for effect, isn't it sexual harassment, not indecent exposure?
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:21 PM
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29. The inmate will be sentened to life with hairy palms.
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:46 PM
Response to Reply #29
41. He will go blind, and it will shrivel up and fall off. (eom)
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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:22 PM
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30. Wow.
Isn't that a prisoner's inalienable right? Way to go, South! :hi:
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DawgHouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:25 PM
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31. This article from the sun sentinel, gives a little more detail.
Edited on Wed Jul-25-07 09:33 PM by DawgHouse
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BushOut06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:34 PM
Response to Reply #31
36. Fuck - he can be considered a sexual offender because of that?
This woman is clearly on a moral crusade, as evidenced by the fact that she's filed charges against several other men in recent months.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:36 PM
Response to Reply #31
38. The female (?) deputy is on a crusade.
"Deputy Coryus Veal seems to have taken that mission to heart: She has brought similar charges against seven other inmates in six months."


Coryus Veal?????????????????

jeezus...
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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:48 PM
Response to Reply #38
43. Mmmmmm veal....
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 12:28 AM
Response to Reply #38
96. "Veal said she was tired of being treated like a piece of meat."
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 12:51 AM
Response to Reply #96
101. I don't blame her. A piece of shit would obviously resent being treated as meat.
:mad:
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Katherine Brengle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:30 AM
Response to Reply #38
129. Yeah, what a bitch, can't believe she doesn't want to see prison inmates jacking
off in her line of sight while she's working.

Blame the woman.
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BushOut06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 09:54 AM
Response to Reply #129
143. Did you read the story?
It's not as if he were standing right in front of her, jacking his dick. He was in his own cell, she was in the control booth watching him on a closed-circuit camera. I'd say there's a big difference there.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 12:30 PM
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186. I shudder to think of what kind of prison protest this could lead to
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:42 AM
Response to Reply #129
164. Welcome to my ignore list.
Reason: Sexist Authoritarianism combined with general obtuseness.

Bye.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:26 PM
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32. Take away any and all dignity.
Good way to rehabilitate.
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:28 PM
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33. Those bloody WANKERS!
:evilgrin:

-Hoot
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Sanctified Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:28 PM
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34. Wow how messed up is that.
The guy gets an extra 60 days on top of his 10 year sentence for saying hello to Mr. O. Let's hope that no female guards see him getting raped in prison or he could get a couple more years for participating in homosexual behavior.
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VP505 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:34 PM
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37. What a crock
if the guy has been locked up for awhile, he is probably close to being blind and couldn't see the corrections officer watching him. B-)
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:45 PM
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40. Im guessing no one in this thread has ever actually worked in a prison
Edited on Wed Jul-25-07 09:48 PM by durrrty libby
How would you like someone masturbating while watching you do your job.

The gunners have slowed down quite a bit since this act is now added as
an outside charge and can add time to their sentence. It use to be they
would be sent to an isolation cell for 30 or more days, but that was not
much of a deterrent, and gunning was practically a sport.

They know the rules and know how to be discreet, but many choose the exhibitionist
route and charges are brought, as they should be.

Imagine a patient complains of chest pain. You take his vital signs and as you apply the

B/P cuff, they whip it out and furiously crank it. What should happen to that person?



Honestly, people sound ridiculous condemning things they know nothing about

edit to add. 99% of inmates have a roommate.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:52 PM
Response to Reply #40
45. Could you try again, preferably in English? Thanks.
:eyes:
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:12 PM
Response to Reply #45
58. Since you asked so sweetly....
:thumbsdown:
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:24 PM
Response to Reply #58
61. I was just attempting to parse your first sentence...I quote:
"How would you like someone masturbating while watching you do your job."
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Could you maybe diagram it? Because I can't figure out what it means. Are you suggesting the masturbator is
watching the guard? Or is it somebody else........??
Thanks.
:D
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:36 PM
Response to Reply #61
76. Yes inmates like visuals and go to great lengths to get them,
including faking chest pains, cutting themselves, intentional slip and falls, etc to get a trip to the medical dept just to "see" the nurse

In a pinch, or if they are just lazy, a male guard will do

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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:45 PM
Response to Reply #76
79. Look, I'm just trying to understand your point here. How do the INMATES
get 'visuals'? Do they have CCTV monitors in their cells (obviously I know they don't)

So given that, how does jerking off constitute any kind of 'emergency' that requires intervention?
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 11:00 PM
Response to Reply #79
89. A free person might use a playboy magazine as a visual
That is contraband for an inmate, so they like to "look" at a guard, male or female


But hey, a nurse would be even better, so they fake medical emergencies or create one
in order to get a trip to the medical dept. Then they get a nurse "visual"

Hope that helps...later
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cgrindley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 04:02 PM
Response to Reply #61
196. R U aleterit?
because that sentence made perfect sense. Playing dumb is utterly without charm.
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MLFerrell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:53 PM
Response to Reply #40
47. "...as you apply the B/P cuff, they whip it out and furiously crank it..."
That isn't AT ALL what happened in this case. You'd know that if you had read the article.

The way I see it, if this woman is going to get offended by seeing a MALE prisoner masturbate in the privacy of his cell, then she has NO business working in a MALE prison. This is almost assuredly a moral crusade, not a simple matter of putting a stop to sexual harassment.

Flame suit on!
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:08 PM
Response to Reply #47
57. Yes I read the article . This particular officer may or may not
be a little zealous, but this is a very small sample of a very large problem

The fact that the guard was a women does not really matter. Male officers

are used as "visuals" too, and they can get very disturbed over it

There is no privacy. Inmates have roommates. Roommates retaliate.

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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:27 PM
Response to Reply #57
63. It is my unfortunate assignment to inform you that you are full of shit.
...
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:14 AM
Response to Reply #57
154. Welcome to my ignore list.
Reasons: Authoritarianism and intentional obtuseness.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:32 AM
Response to Reply #57
171. The guard was watching them on CCTV? How the hell does your question even apply?
Or does this guard have the right to go after other people that jack off that aren't in her line of sight or even in the same room?

Bloody stupid if you ask me...
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:25 PM
Response to Reply #47
62. You don't need a flame suit. This er, woman is obviously a fucking nutcase.
:eyes:
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:36 AM
Response to Reply #62
174. He was in his cell, jacking off, and she was watching him on cctv...
...who was getting their jollies exactly? The stroker or the voyeur?

Another reason why chicks shouldn't work in male prisons...
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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:53 PM
Response to Reply #40
48. I'm guessing you didn't read the link.
"According to investigators, a female guard--who was monitoring Alexander's cell from a jail control room--spotted Alexander pleasuring himself while seated on his bunk."

You're right about one thing though: people do sound ridiculous condemning things they know nothing about.

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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:54 PM
Response to Reply #40
50. If you go into this line of work, you should know before you take the job...
what the work environment is like. Prisons house not only criminals but also many mentally ill people waiting for beds at hospitals. You deal with circumstances that you might not deal with in other jobs.

Do you work in a Florida prison? Since you've got your profile hidden, I can't judge your expertise on Florida law.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:19 PM
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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:21 PM
Response to Reply #59
60. I don't know it all, but I do know what the link said.
See ya!
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:29 PM
Response to Reply #60
66. If you think one little story of one officer summarizes an
entire prison system housing hundreds of thousands of inmates, then you are seriously naive

But go right ahead and enjoy living in fantasy land
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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:31 PM
Response to Reply #66
69. It doesn't have to summarize the entire system - just THIS CASE.
If a prisoner involves you somehow in their masturbation, that's clearly a problem.

If they're alone and not harming anyone else, who the fuck cares?
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:45 PM
Original message
If they are truly alone, then no one sees them. They know the rules.
They know how to be alone. They know the consequences of not being alone

I know dozens of prison officers and they do their best to ignore many infractions, because

they hate the paperwork,they find the whole ordeal embarrassing, and they give inmates tons of breaks

Their compassion often comes back to bite them in the ass.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:49 PM
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80. I know prison officers, too. Many.
They consider this a part of their job, and they ignore it unless somehow it puts their health at risk.

Again, why do you feel that you have superior knowledge on Florida prison systems to the point that you can denigrate others' input on this thread?

Are you always so easily upset, that you won't participate in what, until you entered it, was a rather civil discussion of the topic?

You give no other info to support your opinion other than that you have experience in prison systems. Can you be more specific and perhaps provide something, anything, to support your opinion?

Going off on people with whom you don't agree is hardly civil discussion.
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 11:15 PM
Response to Reply #80
90. "until you entered it, was a rather civil discussion of the topic"
I disagree. Most posts were bashing Florida, prisons,the prison officer ...

There was nothing civil about it. All uninformed bashing, which really has become

par for the course around here
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 11:34 PM
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92. The prison officer deserves bashing...
I'm sure that many of her fellow officers are laughing their asses off at her.

How do you know that no one in this thread has experience in the prison system? You are certainly not the only one in this thread who "has a friend of a friend who's a prison guard." :eyes:

If you don't like DU discussions, the door is to the left.
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 06:24 AM
Response to Reply #92
124. I'm sure that many of her fellow officers are laughing their asses off at her.
You would be wrong

You are certainly not the only one in this thread who "has a friend of a friend who's a prison guard."

My experience is first hand

If you don't like DU discussions, the door is to the left.

Uninformed bashing is not discussion. Heaven forbid people listen to
Someone with actual experience. Thats right tell the experienced person to leave. Typical ignorance. Just go back and read over this thread. It is mostly people talking out of their asses. Unfortunately, that also includes you
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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:53 PM
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86. I don't understand.
If there is a camera pointing at you, you are not alone? In that case, how do you get to be alone? This particular officer, it seems, could easily have ignored this situation, and chose not to.
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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:54 PM
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87. If she caught him doing while using a monitor, she sure as shit wasn't with him
when it happened.

I'm not saying prisoners - maybe even MOST prisoners - don't do a lot of unacceptable shit.

It doesn't mean, however, that this one deputy might be in the wrong in this instance.
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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:31 PM
Response to Reply #66
70. I never said that.
Obviously, the things you describe are gross and should be punishable. But whacking off in your cell, and getting prosecuted because someone saw it on a surveillance cam? That's ridiculous. And that is what this thread is about, friend.
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:41 PM
Response to Reply #66
77. No, this one story merely indicates that this particular guard is a fucking shithead.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 12:49 AM
Response to Reply #66
99. Most prison guards are assholes.
Are you a prison guard?
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:25 AM
Response to Reply #99
127. "Most prison guards are assholes."
Edited on Thu Jul-26-07 08:06 AM by durrrty libby
They work in a very dangerous job, for not much money to keep your dumb ignorant ass from

getting kicked, raped, or killed


"Are you a prison guard?"

No, I'm in the medical area, but I must defend the hundreds of security officers I have known

They report very little of the infractions inmates commit. The officer in the article may have reported several infractions, but she probably witnessed dozens.Bringing additional charges to an
inmate is not a simple task. It is a pretty complicated and drawn out procedure. No one takes it lightly.








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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 09:55 AM
Response to Reply #127
144. "Prison guards for Hillary"
It all makes sense now.
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:02 PM
Response to Reply #144
188. ""Prison guards for Hillary" If you are trying to insult me, try again
I'm an R.N. not a security officer

But since you think they are "vile of scum,"

I will mention that to my friends who are security officers,

especially the bunch who have served in Iraq. I'm sure they will be thrilled

to know how you feel

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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:50 AM
Response to Reply #127
165. Like I said, most of them are assholes.
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:36 PM
Response to Reply #59
75. So, ACTUALLY READING THE STORY makes us "know-it-all assholes" now?
Whereas your complete LACK of knowledge of the particulars of
this case makes you more fit to pass judgement.

Yeah, that's not crazy or nuthin... :eyes:
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:45 PM
Response to Reply #59
78. I don't agree with you. You were the one with the "know it all" attitude..
by questioning other DUers' voices on this topic, as if they didn't have the occupational experience to say what they've said.

You didn't answer my question, and I'd really like to talk about it with you.
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:51 PM
Response to Reply #78
82. The majority of people here were quick to judge the guard
very harshly, when none of them have any experience

So yes, I actually know something

You are more than welcome to pm me. I have to sign off now
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:53 PM
Response to Reply #82
85. No, thanks...
I don't carry on discussions like this in PMs. If it's stuff that supports your opinion, then post it so that people can learn from it.

Signed,
Maddy McC
(Who has six friends who work at Angola, and many more who work in local jails)
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 04:40 AM
Response to Reply #82
119. Because, unlike you, we actually read the story. Funny how that worked, huh?
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 06:53 AM
Response to Reply #119
125. I read it and know much more about it, than was written in a tiny piece
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BushOut06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 09:58 AM
Response to Reply #59
146. The person who started this thread knows a little bit about what he's talking about
Edited on Thu Jul-26-07 09:59 AM by BushOut06
Considering that I've actually been in jail before.

There's a pretty big fucking difference between openly jerking off to insult a C/O, and relieving a little stress in the 'privacy' of your own cell. Of course, we all realized that there was no such thing as privacy, we had to take a shit on a toilet in plain view of everyone. But I don't know anyone who didn't masturbate at least once while they were locked up, anyone who says they didn't is either lying or has the restraint of a monk.
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:55 PM
Response to Reply #40
52. Yep, better to let them leave all that stress pent up and ready blow
(violently) than to let them jerk off in their own cells!

What you described was something completely different.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:29 PM
Response to Reply #40
67. it doesn't say that he was being an exhibitionist about it...
she was monitoring the cells from a control room, not walking the floor.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 12:46 AM
Response to Reply #40
98. My husband has, Walla Walla Max
You really have a wild imagination.
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 05:04 AM
Response to Reply #40
122. This guy couldn't even _see_ the deputy who reported him. Did you read ANY of the linked articles?
Edited on Thu Jul-26-07 05:38 AM by Heidi
You said, How would you like someone masturbating while watching you do your job.

Alexander couldn't see her, for cryin' out loud. She saw HIM, though, and brought criminal charges against him (along with seven other inmates in a six-month period). There's no indication that Alexander was masturbating "while watching" the female deputy do her job. Read the article:

"Alexander, 20, was sitting on his bunk alone in his cell masturbating in November when a female deputy, monitoring his cell from a nearby control room, took offense."

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-flbm...
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:48 PM
Response to Original message
42. This incident has cost this county $22,000, and this deputy needs to find another line of work.
Here's more from another article:

To discourage the behavior in Broward jails, the Sheriff's Office encourages deputies to file criminal charges, said Elliot Cohen, the agency's spokesman.

Deputy Coryus Veal seems to have taken that mission to heart: She has brought similar charges against seven other inmates in six months.

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Were it not for this pending charge, Alexander would have moved to the state prison system months ago.

Twelve days after the cell incident, he pleaded guilty to the armed robbery and received a 10-year prison sentence.

Broward taxpayers have been footing the bill $91.29 a day to keep Alexander in the main jail while the indecent exposure case has worked its way to a trial date. The grand total for Alexander's incarceration in that case is nearly $21,000. On top of that, the public will pay $1,150 for his attorney.

Deputy Veal, 45, a nearly nine-year veteran with the Broward Sheriff's Office, referred all questions to its media relations department when reached at her home Monday evening. "We're not allowed to speak to the media," she said.

In each of the eight arrest affidavits Veal has written, she cites the "vulgar and indecent manner" in which the activity is conducted. Those are key components of the state's indecent exposure statute.

Some critics are appalled at what they call a deputy's "moral crusade" and question the value of prosecuting such cases.

"I would think would be upset that this is how their money is being spent," said Betsy Benson, a Broward assistant public defender who trains new attorneys. "I'm very confused as to why they would think this is a good use of our dollars, our judges, the court's time and the jurors' time."

Inmates indulge in masturbation for a variety of reasons, said Trudy Block-Garfield, a forensic psychologist.

"It's normal human behavior and these people are locked up, they're behind bars and it relieves a variety of stressors including boredom," she said. "But some aren't only doing it to relieve stress or tension or boredom. You have some who do it for shock value."

Shock value wasn't the motive with Alexander and Veal, McHugh said.

"She's completely removed from him in a master control station behind glass, and he's in his own cell sitting on his bunk," she said. "Is it truly vulgar and offensive if one, out of however many deputies that are in that jail, find it offensive?"

More here: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-flbm...
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:01 AM
Response to Reply #42
102. I'm female and worked in a jail and you just have to learn to
not let stuff bother you.

We had one inmate that loved to mess with the guards.

He had ordered one of those cylinders of Top rolling tobacco and papers, it was the cheapest way to enjoy smokes before tobacco was banned from the jail. The container looks like a coffee can except it is made of card board.

He was a known trouble matter so he was confined to his cell with the door locked and he would get bored. So he would sit on his bunk waiting for the guards to do the cell check and he would have that Tops can in his lap with the top on it.

Any way, he had smoked all of the tobacco and he tore the bottom off the container.

When the guard would come in the cell naturally he would ask what he was doing.

The inmate, all excitedly would tell the guard he caught a mouse and he was in the can. He'd say "tell ya what, I'll take the top off the can and you reach in and grab the mouse" -- well, it wasn't a mouse he had waiting in that can for the guard to grab hold of - :P

I don't know how many fell for his game, I didn't, my job was that of a guard so I didn't have to do the cell checks. I just happened to be in the tower one night when a rookie was doing the cell check and the tower guard was watching to see how he reacted to the "mouse".


Inmates do all sorts of things to be entertained and to find some pleasure. That female guard needs to find another job. Inmates are human and if that offended her, well, she should find some other way to bring home a pay check.

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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:14 AM
Response to Reply #102
107. Thanks for sharing this.
My buddies who have been guards at Angola have told me some stories similar to yours. It's a part of being a guard.

(Are you watching that cloudy blob in the western Gulf of Mex? :scared:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:17 AM
Response to Reply #107
111. No, I am not.
I can't deal with that and what I don't know about can't harm me.

:freak:

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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 03:13 AM
Response to Reply #42
117. Bwahahahahahaha!!!!!
"In each of the eight arrest affidavits Veal has written, she cites the "vulgar and indecent manner" in which the activity is conducted. Those are key components of the state's indecent exposure statute."

OK, I'm thinking he had a REALLY big dick, and her girlfriend left her priggish ass recently.

Seriously, who among us doesn't realize that the more they scream about sexual morality, the freakier they are at home?

Either they're bad at sex, or they're doing donkey shows at home. There's no middle ground when the Repukes are involved.
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Katherine Brengle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:33 AM
Response to Reply #42
130. Who the hell wouldn't find that offensive and vulgar?
Once again, blame the woman.

How dare she expect standards of civility.
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RedCappedBandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 09:47 AM
Response to Reply #130
141. How dare an inmate
masturbate in his cell. The horror!
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eggman67 Donating Member (745 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:30 AM
Response to Reply #130
159. Of course
She needs to just get over it doncha know :sarcasm:

You expected something else?
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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:50 PM
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44. Holy shit.
Edited on Wed Jul-25-07 10:08 PM by dorkulon
Thank god I don't live in Florida. I'd probably get the death penalty!

Seriously, isn't jerking off a basic human right? Catholics notwithstanding, of course.
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MLFerrell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 09:54 PM
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51. Every sperm is sacred...
:)
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JacquesMolay Donating Member (413 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:02 PM
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56. What a jerk.
n/t
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:27 PM
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64. This woman is disgusting.
Considering that she's charged 7 others with the same offense. Sounds like she's some kind of fucking peeper getting a thrill off the power over these inmates lives.

For as much as these trials are costing the county I surprised the prosecutor and sheriff haven't told her to knock the shit off.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:32 PM
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:51 PM
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83. Where'd you see a pic of her?
I got to get a look at this pervert.
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Katherine Brengle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:34 AM
Response to Reply #71
131. What a disgusting comment. Believe it or not, women can exist without
being an object of constant sexual desire.

Barf.
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 12:42 PM
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187. It is pathetic that some males don't get it
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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:56 PM
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88. Good lord, 7 others?
Get thee to a nunnery!
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:38 AM
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175. Either that or get laid...
..sounds like the real perv is the officer...
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:28 PM
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65. Obviously, inmates should have same-sex guards.
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:18 AM
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168. That is no solution.Male officers are used as "visuals" just as
often, and they hate it, to say the least
Anyway, the point is that masturbating in front of a non-consensual adult is against the

law, whether you are an inmate or not.

Want to masturbate legally? Don't be a rapist, murderer, child molester or commit other

crimes that will get you incarcerated. Then one can have jack off marathons in their own home.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:52 PM
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211. Good points.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:30 PM
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68. This explains why Libby was so desperate for a commutation.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:33 PM
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72. Florida is an example of where society has gone collective insane
Nothing at all surprises me about what I hear from there. Nothing at all.
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:34 PM
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73. Is there a toilet in his cell? Does it have a door?
I doubt it does ... so why isn't going to the bathroom considered indecent exposure? Would they have preferred it if he raped another inmate instead of taking care of his needs himself? I can't believe they wasted the court's time with this stupidity!

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mindwalker_i Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:35 PM
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74. Convicted?
That is seriously whacked :D

-mwalker
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HowHasItComeToThis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:49 PM
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81. DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT, THE EVANGELICALS WILL GET YOU
SUCH A WASTE OF A LEGAL SYSTEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Strelnikov_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 10:53 PM
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84. The inmate forgot . .
Every sperm is sacred.
Every sperm is great.
If a sperm is wasted,
The State gets quite irate.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=900208538504072...
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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 11:29 PM
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91. Upon further review, this isn't as clear-cut as it seems.
The smokinggun.com link here appears somewhat misleading when compared with a local news video I found via another post.

According to the segment, the wanker in question was accused of "masturbating in his jail cell while staring at a female deputy." She's quoted as alleging he was "deliberately masturbating right in front of her, which led to a jail disturbance."

Obviously, this is a different picture than the OP's link paints, and not as insane-sounding. Still, I'm not sure if jail time was warranted. Either way, the two sources don't exactly square with each other.

Story: http://www.miamiherald.com/466/story/181902.html
Video: http://cbs4.com/video/?id=37928@wfor.dayport.com
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MLFerrell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 11:52 PM
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93. The fact remains that she was NOT "right in front of him"...
She was observing this behavior on a video monitor from a remote location. Her argument for bringing these charges against these men seems to hinge on whether or not you believe her when she says "...if he'd have been doing it under a blanket, I'd have been OK with it..."

Personally I don't. You work in a prison as a C.O.? Then male or female, you had better get used to seeing inmates shitting, pissing, or jerking off. SIMPLE AS THAT.
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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 11:58 PM
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94. Actually, if you read carefully, the smoking gun link says she
"was monitoring Alexander's cell from a jail control room." I agree this sounds like a CCTV situation, but there is no mention of a camera or monitor. Put against the links I just posted, It seem she was not monitoring him via video, but was physically present, though (again according to SG) 100 feet away.
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MLFerrell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 12:05 AM
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95. Ah, touche!
Now that you mention it, you are correct, there is no explicit mention of a video monitor. Still, the latter portion of my post stands. You don't want to see inmates masturbating? Don't work in a prison!
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BushOut06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:03 AM
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147. Doesn't matter
Whether the cells are being physically monitored from a control booth or via camera, doesn't really matter. I would think that the way it was being done would be the deciding factor. If a guy is just jerking off to relieve himself, and isn't trying to be defiant, then what is the harm?
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 12:50 AM
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100. Like the 7 others in 6 months?
Either she's a liar, or all the inmates do this to her because she's allowed them to turn it into a game. Either way, it's a personnel problem.
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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:02 AM
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103. I'd say it's kind of nuts to put a woman on duty in a male prison,
but given that situation, it's not that hard to believe that 7 guys might expose themselves to her. On the other hand, if it's a crime on the outside, why not on the inside? If a guy whipped it out in front of a woman in public--or even in his own doorway, there'd be no question it was a criminal act.

The obvious solution is to keep guards of the same sex as prisoners in jails.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:11 AM
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105. No, it's not nuts for women to be on duty in male prisons.
Most women handle their jobs just fine. This one woman seems to have some deep-seated issues that make her unable to perform her job without causing the county a lot of money.

She's one bad apple. The whole bunch doesn't need to be tossed because of her.

Did I say "tossed?" :D
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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:14 AM
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108. You don't think?
I mean, a building full of men--many with poor impulse control--who haven't seen or touched a woman in months or years--seems like a pretty dangerous place for even the toughest, most competent woman. Just sayin'.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:19 AM
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112. Nope.
Many women work in this environment, and they handle it just fine.

If jails are dangerous for "even the toughest, most competent woman," then they same can be said for their male counterparts.

They all get the same training.

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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:27 AM
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114. Obviously jail is a dangerous place for anyone to work.
But a male guard is less likely to inflame the passions of the inmates. I don't know, I don't want to trample anyone's rights, it just makes sense to me.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:25 AM
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113. A single male is no match either
Prisons are not kept under control by the toughness of individual guards. It's a combination of rigid security routines, rewards and consequences, and mostly the 'goodwill' of the prisoners themselves.
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MLFerrell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:13 AM
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106. "...if it's a crime on the outside, why not on the inside?"
In general, I agree, but since courts have held that prisoners have ZERO right to privacy, that principle effectively criminalizes masturbation. And defecation, and urination, all of which are inappropriate in a public setting. The law can't have it both ways. Either the inmates are afforded privacy when defecating, urinating, and thus have a "right to masturbate in private", or inmates are exposing themselves in public every time they use the toilet.

Just my $0.02, but then again, I am not a lawyer.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:17 AM
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109. Men work at women's prisons
Have for a long time. Women working at men's prisons is actually an equal rights issue, fought for back in the 80's when women were fighting to be cops and firefighters.

I've worked with ex-cons, I know women who worked with ex-cons in transitional programs. I've transported mentally ill patients. I know lots of people in the field in all sorts of capacities. This is generally strange behavior. Women can gain the respect of inmates, or play power trips with them. I would bet this woman is playing power trips on these guys and they are retaliating. They shouldn't do that. But she's supposed to be the responsible one.
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Katherine Brengle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:35 AM
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132. Why? Because men are so pathetic that they can't learn to control themselves?
:eyes:
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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:35 AM
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173. Ummm... yes. nt
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:39 AM
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176. Must be nice to be a perfect female...because women are NEVER out of control, right?
Riiiiiiight...... :eyes:
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 04:12 PM
Response to Reply #132
197. For TEN YEARS?
I'm not sure I could even go ten days!

And I'm a woman! :hi:
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 08:27 AM
Response to Reply #103
134. "The obvious solution is to keep guards of the same sex as prisoners in jails."
Sorry, that is not a solution. Male security officers are often used as

"visuals" for the offender. Male officers get much more upset and angry about being used for this than most of the female officers.

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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 08:57 AM
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137. From your linked article:
Edited on Thu Jul-26-07 08:58 AM by tblue37
In reaching the guilty verdict, jurors found that an inmate's jail cell is ''a limited access public place'' where exposing oneself is against the law.

But don't they have to use the toilet in this "limited access public place"? And aren't urinating and defecating also the sorts of things one is not allowed to do in public?

Besides, doesn't he also have to take it out, at least some, to urinate? Is he still allowed to do that, or does he have to do it "under a blanket," since she said he could have jerked off under a blanket if he didn't want to offend her.

Unless he is deliberately waving it at her whenever he sees her looking at him, he should be allowed to play with himself in his own cell.
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Scout1071 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:16 AM
Response to Reply #91
156. bingo!
I had a feeling there was more to the story. If he was standing there (or sitting) and masturbating while he stared at her, I could see why she would be uncomfortable and offended enough to have him arrested.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 12:33 AM
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97. I guess it's fair to say that the jury
just didn't feel the love :freak:


:silly:

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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:39 AM
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116. I just went and rubbed one out as a show of solidarity with the inmate.
:headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 04:36 AM
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118. This is one of the most stupid things I've ever heard of in my life! n/t
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comtec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 04:44 AM
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120. That is TOTALLY WHACKED!
:lol: sorry I had to say it.
that aside, what utter bullshit!
There is a rape rate in prison that would make even the hardened (no pun intended) GOPer blush
and they are going after this guy for whacking off!?!?!?!?!? W T F
This is HARDLY the public isn't it? I mean it's not like 12 year olds are going on daily tours through the prison system, just for kicks! UTTER bullshit!
oh well, welcome to Florida, bend over please...
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 04:58 AM
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121. "She has brought similar charges against seven other inmates in six months."
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-flbm...

If this guy has to register as a sex offender, a grave injustice has been done.

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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 05:18 AM
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123. in the upcoming BushCo dictatorship, masturbation will be deemed illegal . . .
and those caught engaging in the nefarious act will be subject to arrest and incarceration in "re-education" camps -- with no habeus corpus . . . upon reaching puberty, adolescent boys will be outfitted with "Woody Warners," flexible penis rings that send a signal to the parents' receiving units whenever the organ engorges . . . the product will be GPS enabled in order to monitor the youngsters when they're away from home . . . Microsoft, which will invent and market the unit, will see a huge increase in its stock price when Congress makes the Woody Warners mandatory . . .

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BushOut06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:04 AM
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149. If people like John Ashcroft and Sam Brownback had their way, yes it would be
Don't you know that masturbation is a mortal sin, and that God can strike you down for it? :sarcasm:
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:01 AM
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126. "Illegal use of the hands"
Ten yard penalty and loss of down!(they could call that on every play if they wanted to)
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Katherine Brengle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:28 AM
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128. That's dumb, but the be fair, that cell is not private property --
kind of the point of jail, right?
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cureautismnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:51 AM
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133. Wait a minute... In Abu Ghraib, prisoners were compelled ...
... to masturbate. Now, they're being convicted for doing it. They're damned if they do, they're damned if they don't. He might as well keep on keeping on. What can they do, stick him in jail - he's already there?!!
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 08:44 AM
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135. Ms. Veal sounds like a zealot on some moral crusade.
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 08:49 AM
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136. Florida prisons have a rule against masturbation
It is usually only enforced if the inmate is doing it out in the open to annoy or shock the COs (especially if it is in front of a female CO).

I know someone who was once in a Florida prison who told me this. He said when the guys were discreet, did it at night in their bunk, and used their sheet as a cover, they didn't get into trouble. I didn't ask him how he knew so many specifics about the policy.
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 09:30 AM
Response to Reply #136
139. The person you spoke with is correct
If the inmate is discreet, it is a non issue

I am astounded by the illogical thinking in this thread.

In the non-prison world, if a person exposes himself or masturbates in front of a

non-consenting person, they are at the minimum charged with lewd an lascivious

behavior. So inmates are expected to follow societies laws. Imagine that!
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Scout1071 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:13 AM
Response to Reply #139
153. I tend to agree with you on this one.
It seems like a lot of people are jumping to conclusions without getting the facts. Like I said, if he is standing at his door and flaunting it while watching the guards, etc, then he deserves to get busted for indecent exposure. How would DU'ers like it if someobody just stood and stared at them - masturbating away - while they were only trying to do their job.

I sincerely doubt that if this guy had been even remotely discreet that they would have taken such action.
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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:45 AM
Response to Reply #153
179. I think the fault lies with the wording of the smokinggun.com article.
You can blame nearly every poster on this thread, including myself, or we can admit that the article is worded in a deliberately misleading, sensationalist way.
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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 05:20 PM
Response to Reply #179
200. Yes, the smokinggun.com article sensationalizes the story.
Someone earlier had posted the story from the Sun Sentinel IIRC. While more informative, it definitely shows a bias. The Miami Herald article actually uses the testimony of the CO.
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BushOut06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:04 PM
Response to Reply #153
204. Nothing in the story indicates he was standing in the doorway flaunting the guards
The story states that he was seated on his bunk while doing the deed. He probably could have been more discrete, but there's nothing that indicates that he was deliberately masturbating so that the C/O would notice.
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 09:01 AM
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138. Florida - need I say more?
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 09:31 AM
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140. Yes
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 09:58 AM
Response to Reply #140
145. OK - Florida is filled with loons
This prosecution is insane. Was he spankin' it? Probably. Is there a law against it? Probably. Should he have been prosecuted for it? No.

If he was intentionally exposing himself at a guard (for purposes of intimidation or sexual gratification) then that should be dealt with in the prison disciplinary system. That did not appear to be the case here.
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:14 AM
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155. It use to be dealt with in the prison disciplinary system.
The inmate would spend time in an isolation cell
However, the inmates didn't care and the infractions became unmanageable in numbers

Now inmates will get charged just like a non-inmate.

Don't like the laws? Then go get them changed.
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Scout1071 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:10 AM
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151. Guys, let's get the facts first.
If he is standing there at the prison bars watching a guard and whacking off to him, then I can see why that is offensive.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:40 AM
Response to Reply #151
177. ..and if, as the article suggests the guard was watching him via cctv...
...the offended party is the whackee, not the voyeur watching him....
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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:43 AM
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178. Please see post #91.
Edited on Thu Jul-26-07 11:52 AM by dorkulon
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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:12 AM
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152. Jesus Christ
This is just fucked up.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:51 AM
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181.  But prisoners bieng raped by guards is ok
Unbelievable.
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 12:06 PM
Response to Reply #181
182. Well, you know they work so hard
opening and closing doors, they need to blow off a little steam.

:sarcasm:
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:11 PM
Response to Reply #182
190. Yes, especially the "vile of scum" who recently served in Iraq
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 05:38 PM
Response to Reply #190
201.  Yes, like Charles Graner who said he actually felt good watching a man "piss on himself."
An alumni of the American prison system.
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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 03:23 PM
Response to Reply #181
195. Talk about a straw man.
Find me a single example anywhere of anyone who ever said that.
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cgrindley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:29 PM
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208. Yeah a straw man with a huge cock
an angry, splintery cock all ready for some prisoner rape.
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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:37 PM
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210. Jesus!
Nasty, nasty.

:wow:
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cgrindley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:11 PM
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191. Cells aren't private, they're public and besides who cares?
You wanna jerk off? Don't be a criminal.
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:17 PM
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194. lol You summed it up perfectly
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 05:40 PM
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202. It's all so simple now.
Sure clears that Abu Ghraib business up.

If you don't want to get tortured and raped, quit being a terrorist.
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cgrindley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:28 PM
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206. Wow!
that's quite possibly the worst comparison you could have possibly made. I'm actually impressed.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 05:40 PM
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203. What if you're innocent?
Is it ok to "jerk off" then? :eyes: Not everyone in prison is guilty.
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cgrindley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:27 PM
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205. This dude pled guilty
so no jerking it.

Look, a prison is a workplace and public place. It's government property. Part of being punished is not jerking.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 07:19 AM
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213.  Does it also include not eating or relieving yourself?
No pleasure, right? If they are on death row and go for that lethal injection just keep searching for that vein, right? If you are in prison regardless of your status you should be deprived of everything. Is that what you mean? It's so convenient to just label everyone in prison a "criminal" and just move on as if you are morally superior, isn't it? And in many cases these days it is PRIVATE property as the privitization of our prison system is causing many abuses to human beings regardless of what you may think of them. I think sone really need to read up on what really goes in in these prisons especially since it has become so much easier for you or a loved one to wind up in one yourself.
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cgrindley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 11:25 AM
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214. those are some of the worst arguments evah!
I'll just deal with one of them...

if the prison is private property... it's NOT the inmate's private property, it's the company's. EG If I go to your house and sit in your living room, I can't yank little hank and then claim that I'm on private property when you complain to the cops about my behavior.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 11:41 AM
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215. Yes, deal with just one of them...
Edited on Fri Jul-27-07 11:43 AM by RestoreGore
The only one you can deal with because to actually address what I typed would require you to admit something about yourself you wish to hide.. it isn't about the place, it is the act that bothers you. And I didn't mention privatization in regards to condoning any sort of ILLEGAL activity, but to make the point that you don't seem to know much about the system you are discussing. I just hope and pray that you or someone you love never has to have the experience of going to prison. And I wouldn't have you in my home, so your last scenario is not even going to be entertained.
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:15 PM
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193. That's Just Fucking Harassment.
Maybe the stupid fucking Guard shouldn't have been looking! :think:

Holy shit that's the most ridiculously stupid thing I've heard in a long time!
And the jury must have been a pack of prudish idiots.

America the Fucked Up. I'm so proud. :sarcasm:
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Kingshakabobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:32 PM
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209. Yeah, we wouldn't want guards looking in on prisoners now, would we.
I say leave them alone to dig tunnels and make shivs.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:28 PM
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207. Much better to have them rape each other in the shower.
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