Sheriff: Inmate rapes corrections off...

Sheriff: Inmate rapes corrections officer in Florida jail

There are 58 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 17, 2008, titled Sheriff: Inmate rapes corrections officer in Florida jail. In it, Newsday reports that:

Authorities in Florida say a man awaiting trial for murder beat and raped a female corrections officer in a jail library.

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January

Hicksville, NY

#22 Apr 19, 2008
DeniseDOC wrote:
Sir, I am a corrections officer. I promise you that filth will have a miserable existance for the rest of his very worthless-pittiful life.
Even CO's who do nothing wrong are not rats. No one will ever witness a claim of wrongdoing. He is worse than dead. Every employee will be waiting to gat a piece of him.
Think about his food, visits, mail, recreation, education, medical, dental, religious freedom. He will pay.
The pretty lady promises!
ok I take that back. Some women are up to the job.
Citizen Evans

AOL

#23 Apr 19, 2008
DeniseDOC wrote:
Sir, I am a corrections officer. I promise you that filth will have a miserable existance for the rest of his very worthless-pittiful life.
Even CO's who do nothing wrong are not rats. No one will ever witness a claim of wrongdoing. He is worse than dead. Every employee will be waiting to gat a piece of him.
Think about his food, visits, mail, recreation, education, medical, dental, religious freedom. He will pay.
The pretty lady promises!
Hey denise, Are you a white lady whom works in Riverhead married to one of Willy Whites relatives? If so I apologize for past comments, I remember the time you felt me up during a shakedown.
Blatant Obviousness

Miami, FL

#24 Apr 19, 2008
DeniseDOC wrote:
Sir, I am a corrections officer. I promise you that filth will have a miserable existance for the rest of his very worthless-pittiful life.
Even CO's who do nothing wrong are not rats. No one will ever witness a claim of wrongdoing. He is worse than dead. Every employee will be waiting to gat a piece of him.
Think about his food, visits, mail, recreation, education, medical, dental, religious freedom. He will pay.
The pretty lady promises!
The fact you're trying to say CO's are dirty and crooked, even though I already knew that, is disturbing. And again, people who have nothing to lose, have nothing to lose. If anything, he's going to make your life worse, not the other way around.
rich

Philadelphia, PA

#25 Apr 19, 2008
rosco wrote:
Oh, we have to lower the standards so women can have these jobs. Then when it comes time to step up to the plate they fail.
How about woman CO's who are forced to resign because of having consentual sex with inmates. That is a fact. Keep the sexes separate when it comes to prison security. This is suppose to be punnishment
Average Joe

White Lake, SD

#27 Apr 19, 2008
Just Saying wrote:
I don't see the logic of having female correction officers guarding hardcore, violent male prisoners.
Years ago in a New York State prison, an inmate named Lemuel Smith, who was serving life for multiple murders, raped and murdered Correction Officer Donna Payant. The local DA didn't want to charge him with murder, and waste taxpayer money on a trial, because there was no death penalty in force at the time, and all he could get was another life sentence, which he was already serving. Where was justice in that case?
More recently, a prisoner in an Atlanta courthouse overpowered a female guard, and escaped. In the process, he murdered a judge, a guard, a clerk, and an off-duty federal agent before being recaptured.
These are only two examples of a disturbing trend in American law enforcement. It's apparent that we as a society have learned very little from these atrocities, and others, because political correctness has replaced common sense in our prison administrations and law enforcement agencies.
Its called equal rights whether or not they are physical able to do the job on not seems not to be in the decision.
I will agree that young men, big men can do some jobs better than old men and small men. But when it comes to women the majority struggle to do what a man can do.
On the job they get the same pay but are often given the easy job which is not fair to the men.

Been there and seen it done.
Liberals Suk

Tucson, AZ

#28 Apr 19, 2008
This is what happens when we lower the standards and let women do jobs that should be done by men. What the hell is a female doing guarding a man all alone. She got what she deserved; she wanted a mans job, take the bad with the good. It's because we live in an ignorant politically correct time, that stupidity runs rampant.

This is as stupid as that female officer who got jumped by the groe in the elevator in Atlanta.
Citizen Evans

AOL

#30 Apr 19, 2008
One hour ???? must have been a pretty long f**k, was there any foreplay ? Do you think she will now prefer black men as her mates? guess he knew he wasn't going to get any at all in the future so he made that one count.
Angry

Norwalk, CT

#31 Apr 19, 2008
The word "fine" in my post was written in sarcasm. The word "foul" might have fit better for those with limited reading-comprehension skills.
mariann

Raleigh, NC

#33 Apr 19, 2008
Just Saying wrote:
I don't see the logic of having female correction officers guarding hardcore, violent male prisoners.
Years ago in a New York State prison, an inmate named Lemuel Smith, who was serving life for multiple murders, raped and murdered Correction Officer Donna Payant. The local DA didn't want to charge him with murder, and waste taxpayer money on a trial, because there was no death penalty in force at the time, and all he could get was another life sentence, which he was already serving. Where was justice in that case?
More recently, a prisoner in an Atlanta courthouse overpowered a female guard, and escaped. In the process, he murdered a judge, a guard, a clerk, and an off-duty federal agent before being recaptured.
These are only two examples of a disturbing trend in American law enforcement. It's apparent that we as a society have learned very little from these atrocities, and others, because political correctness has replaced common sense in our prison administrations and law enforcement agencies.
I have to agree with you on this one. Not to long ago they showed a female police officer on the news getting the day lights kick out of her. She pulled over a man who was about one to two feet taller than she was and she was no match for him. She now works behind the desk at the police station.They caught the guy who was out on parole. He is now serving a life sentence.
femaleCO17

Tallahassee, FL

#34 Apr 20, 2008
Over the mountain wrote:
Why the heck was this prisoner even allowed in the library? He should have been kept locked up in a cell.
He shouldn't have had any priveleges.
Sad to say, but they do have priviledges until something of this nature takes place, than their movements are restricted.
But nontheless, as CO's (corrections officers) we face alot of dangers, to include the one which had taken place here. This is just one of many.
Unlike our brothers and sisters out on the roads that carry deadly weapons, on the inside we have only pepper spray.
femaleCO17

Tallahassee, FL

#35 Apr 20, 2008
Just Saying wrote:
I don't see the logic of having female correction officers guarding hardcore, violent male prisoners.
Years ago in a New York State prison, an inmate named Lemuel Smith, who was serving life for multiple murders, raped and murdered Correction Officer Donna Payant. The local DA didn't want to charge him with murder, and waste taxpayer money on a trial, because there was no death penalty in force at the time, and all he could get was another life sentence, which he was already serving. Where was justice in that case?
More recently, a prisoner in an Atlanta courthouse overpowered a female guard, and escaped. In the process, he murdered a judge, a guard, a clerk, and an off-duty federal agent before being recaptured.
These are only two examples of a disturbing trend in American law enforcement. It's apparent that we as a society have learned very little from these atrocities, and others, because political correctness has replaced common sense in our prison administrations and law enforcement agencies.
It takes a certain type of person to do this sort of work, and there are not many who are willing to put forth the effort to withstand the test in order to endure.
Reasons why there is such a shortage, and why you see so many mismatched individuals, such as the abovementioned.
Strong character plays an important part in this line of work. Size is secondary to wisdom of course.
Not many people choose this profession. They just seem to fall into it. We are a breed totally apart from all others. Cesspool Sentinels if you wish, Safe/Prison guards for others. The ones that hold the walls to this netherworld (prison/jail) together at all cost.
Give me a break

Pompano Beach, FL

#36 Apr 20, 2008
I supervise several female corrections officers. Most of them can run a housing unit BETTER than a man can. There are not enough male applicants to fill all the posts anyway. Seriously, the women that do this job have more guts and balls than you anonymous internet posters. The most dangerous thing you have done is pick your nose where it may be seen. Atleast they have the balls to do the job.PUSSSSSSSSIIIIES
i cant imagine

Bethlehem, PA

#39 Apr 20, 2008
DeniseDOC wrote:
Sir, I am a corrections officer. I promise you that filth will have a miserable existance for the rest of his very worthless-pittiful life.
Even CO's who do nothing wrong are not rats. No one will ever witness a claim of wrongdoing. He is worse than dead. Every employee will be waiting to gat a piece of him.
Think about his food, visits, mail, recreation, education, medical, dental, religious freedom. He will pay.
The pretty lady promises!
and pay he should, i would hope that the prisoners would also chime in since he is now a rape suspect also. i am so sick of hearing about the rights of these offenders. thier rights should be left at the door when they commit violent crimes such as these. it seems to me that the worse crime you commit the more of a chance you can plea down to a sentence of just about nothing. i dont know why this man was allowed in the library to start with. he should be kept contained at all times. and as far as his crimes , he will be judged and sentenced to a life of hard time hopefully, and be made to live in the worst of conditions. my prayers go out to the female officer, i dont know how these folks do the job that they do everyday, and spend the day with filth like this.
femaleCO17

Tallahassee, FL

#40 Apr 20, 2008
rosco wrote:
Oh, we have to lower the standards so women can have these jobs. Then when it comes time to step up to the plate they fail.
Perhaps in IL, but not in Florida. I work with male felons. Have done so for over 17yrs AND have been forced to forward several reports where males as well as female officers have abandoned their post due to their inabilities to handle the stress involved with this job. Do keep in mind that not all "Plates" are alike. I've been involved in several cell extractions when no one else wished to enter ahead. But just the same, someone had to get the ball rolling, right?
Obviously, you have not had the priviledge of working with some of florida finest (both genders of course).
We do not claim to be the best, but practice does make perfect.
femaleCO17

Tallahassee, FL

#41 Apr 20, 2008
Liberals Suk wrote:
This is what happens when we lower the standards and let women do jobs that should be done by men. What the hell is a female doing guarding a man all alone. She got what she deserved; she wanted a mans job, take the bad with the good. It's because we live in an ignorant politically correct time, that stupidity runs rampant.
This is as stupid as that female officer who got jumped by the groe in the elevator in Atlanta.
Well, we shall see YOU when you are on the otherside of the grill gates, won't we now!
femaleCO17

Tallahassee, FL

#42 Apr 20, 2008
No news wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not the guards fault, but why have a female guard a male inmate? On top of that she's alone with him. Common sense would dictate having a male guard with a male, an a female guard with a female. We are talking about safety issues here, for the guards not the inmate.
It is called "Officer Shortage"
And gender doesn't have anything to do with it.
When you go into the academy and graduate, you graduate as an "Officer", not a female or male officer. Gender has nothing to do with this, despite what anyone thinks. This only comes into play when it is in a "gender specific" housing area, and only when it is called for.
Glasnos

Tampa, FL

#43 Apr 20, 2008
I guess Jonathan was just showing his disdain for white middle classness.
Do you suppose he will be presented a Jeremiah Wright award?
Ron Zoni

Warwick, NY

#44 Apr 20, 2008
I hope she enjoyed it. If not,cut his pecker off.

“Here's looking at ya!”

Since: Jul 07

AOL

#45 Apr 20, 2008
The county that I live in was hiring CO's. The starting pay ain't that great, maybe the benifits are.

I took a tour through the jail... OMG what a zoo!!! It's hard to believe people act that way...
Oh... and don't forget gangs.
I was speechless.

NO thanks!!!
What the _

Miami, FL

#46 Apr 20, 2008
Lets do the math:

1) One Male Prisoner is locked up.
2) Male prisoner is sexually deprived.
3) Male prisoner wants to go to library.
3) Procedures manual says its ok for a female CO to escort him to the library.
4) Female CO does not have him shackled.
5) Female CO is overpowered and raped.
6) Everyone is shocked.
7) Is anyone really surprised?
8) Perhaps its time to change procedures!!

What a shame!!!!

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