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Fri Apr 24, 2015, 06:22 PM

6 Texas jailers fired after inmate left alone for weeks

Source: AP

HOUSTON (AP) Six Texas jailers were fired and 29 others suspended after a mentally ill inmate was left unattended and alone in his cell for weeks with insect-infested food containers, a feces-clogged toilet and ropes from his shredded jail uniform hanging from the ceiling.

Among those fired by Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia on Friday were two jail sergeants indicted earlier this month on record-tampering charges for signing off on paperwork stating that Deterrius Rashad Goodwin was in good condition in his second-floor cell in the Harris County Jail.

The jail sergeants, Sgt. Ricky D. Pickens-Wilson and Sgt. John Figaroa, are both free on $5,000 bond. If convicted, each faces from two to 10 years in prison.

Garcia also fired four jail supervisors, and he said the 29 unpaid suspensions range from one to 10 days.

Read more: http://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/us_news/article_f4219b30-4e2a-5766-a83f-c5531f3b3a28.html

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Reply 6 Texas jailers fired after inmate left alone for weeks (Original post)
TexasTowelie Apr 2015 OP
AuntPatsy Apr 2015 #1
TexasProgresive Apr 2015 #3
AuntPatsy Apr 2015 #5
TexasProgresive Apr 2015 #7
AuntPatsy Apr 2015 #10
myrna minx Apr 2015 #2
democrank Apr 2015 #4
erronis Apr 2015 #6
davidpdx Apr 2015 #8
Earth_First Apr 2015 #9
TransitJohn Apr 2015 #11
pansypoo53219 Apr 2015 #12
Jack-o-Lantern Apr 2015 #13
jwirr Apr 2015 #14
onethatcares Apr 2015 #16
jwirr Apr 2015 #17
secondwind Apr 2015 #15
Enthusiast Apr 2015 #18
Miigwech Apr 2015 #19

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 06:25 PM

1. God this is sick, I wonder how far this behavior is spread out in Texas

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Response to AuntPatsy (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 06:44 PM

3. WOW! I guess all those cases of abuse of authority around the US

are carried out by Texas expatriates. Who knew.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 06:50 PM

5. Honestly? Bad day,

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Response to AuntPatsy (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 07:51 PM

7. It appears to me that this kind of behavior is spread throughout most

of the United States. Yes there are bad apples in Texas but we don't have a monopoly on them.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 08:57 PM

10. I live here I'm well aware we have good uns ;) too many hide though their good

Sides behind louder and angrier voices,

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 06:40 PM

2. How has this kind of brutality become acceptable?

Disturbing.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 06:45 PM

4. This is way off the depraved chart.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 07:36 PM

6. How about you eat your own sh1t boys for 5-10 years?


The jail sergeants, Sgt. Ricky D. Pickens-Wilson and Sgt. John Figaroa, are both free on $5,000 bond. If convicted, each faces from two to 10 years in prison.

Just make them spend 5 years in the same conditions.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 08:38 PM

8. I hope they are prosecuted

Cleaning jail cells might be a fitting job for them.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 08:49 PM

9. The whole justice system in this country is fu*ked from top to bottom...

Judges, District Attorneys, the local Sherriff, Corrections Officers...

The WHOLE lot of them!

Yes, even the "good cops"

Makes us look like savages when viewed by the rest of the world, yet we cast our own judgment towards others.

Pathetic!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 09:12 PM

11. Should read: 6 Texas jailers jailed

Fuckers.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 09:24 PM

12. well, at least they were not promoted.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 10:02 PM

13. Earth First, you are so correct. As you said, Pathetic!!!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 10:15 PM

14. Maybe it is time to start moving the mentally ill out of the prisons and into smaller regional

centers and/or group homes. That is what we started with when it came to bringing our children home from the institutions.

I am suggesting the humane treatment of the mentally ill but unfortunately I do not expect to see it happen. People are afraid of anything they do not understand.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 25, 2015, 06:07 AM

16. my first reaction

was that you were talking about the prison guards.

and

in some cases you might have been.

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 25, 2015, 10:45 AM

17. Oh, I think you just hit the nail on the head. The violence we see today against the vulnerable is

done by people who are probably themselves mentally ill. But it may also just be that they are mean people.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2015, 01:12 AM

15. The man is mentally ill and he is in JAIL??? This country is in the toilet

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Response to secondwind (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 25, 2015, 05:12 PM

18. Precisely. This country is in the toilet.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2015, 08:47 PM

19. Third world Country

right here ... where is the humanity training?

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