Bryan County Jailer Drunk on Job

Bryan County Jailer Drunk on Job

There are 6 comments on the KXII-TV Sherman story from Oct 13, 2006, titled Bryan County Jailer Drunk on Job. In it, KXII-TV Sherman reports that:

The Bryan County jail is once again at the center of an embarrassing situation. A Durant police officer arrested an on-duty jailer for public intoxication late Thursday night.

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Linda Stringfellow

Monroe, LA

#1 Oct 19, 2006
To Whom It May Concern:
My son is in Durant County Jail, and I have contacted the Jail Administrator (4 times in the last 2 weeks trying to get medical care for my son. He has been there since Oct. 1st. He has filled out many requests for medical care to no avail. He has high blood pressure (they lost his medication). He has also been bleeding (rectal) the whole time he has been there. Still no medical attention! I was told that they had to take him to the hospital to see a doctor since they didnít have a doctor on staff. The nurse there ( reassured me that they would take him to the hospital yesterday (Oct 16th). They did not. The conditions there are terrible. He had to sleep on the floor with on blanket the first night he was there. He didnít get any toilet items until last Friday after numerous requests. He is still in the same clothes that he came in with. He has to sleep with one eye open because there is constantly fighting. I could go on and on. I donít know what to do. I understand there is numerous law suits against the jail already. I DO NOT WANT MY SON TO DIE IN THAT JAIL!
Now they are telling me that since it is a preexisting condition that they arenít responsible.(They lost his medicine.) So, if he dies of a heart attack because it is a pre-existing condition itís not their responsibility because they lost his medicine? This does not make any sense to me.Is there anything you can do to help me, or direct me to someone that can. Would the health department be interested in the conditions there, etc.??
Jason Pratt

Fort Gibson, OK

#2 Feb 21, 2007
To Linda,
Is your son sentenced or is he in pre-trial status?.
There are such things as Bonding him out if you don't want him living in this So Called Hell hole. I can assure you Madam that Bryan County isn't the only hell hole and there are thousands of upset mothers across the country who feel the same way as you do when it comes to their babies being arrested and put in jail. However, he would not be in this situation had he not done something wrong. Today is February 22, 2007, I saw that you wrote this in October 2006, If I am mistaken and you did bond your son out then your one of the few mothers that take actions to protect your love ones. However if he is still in this Hell Hole then your no better than the other Mothers who like to cry that they're poor baby is abused.
Is your poor baby still in jail?, Has he died from neglect on the jails part?. I pity anyone working in the jails for I know, Been there, Done That. GET A LIFE-WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE-Make the Tax payers pay for your sons' mistakes, God forbid momma is going to do it. Conditions in the Jails are mainly caused by inmates who like to destroy everything they can and get away with it(mainly in small county jails where budgets are tight and tax revenues come from gumball machines. Believe me momma the big county and city jails won't give you the time of day about your son, If he is old enough to be in jail he is old enough to speak up, The only time we hear from momma is on visitation day otherwise, we tell them we deal only with the prisoners not their mothers (unless they're in the jail too)Again.
If you have already made his bond, good for you. If not, cut the apron strings, If your son hasn't died yet he probably won't TOO much paperwork. Oh by the way, not to sound heartless but it sounds like sonny is giving you this information, Do you have all the facts? Is his crime punishable by prison time? Does he have the reputation of being a mommas' boy. If and when he goes to prison, watch out momma the stories will be a hellva lot horrifying--good luck

Calera, OK

#4 Mar 27, 2007
Sorry about your son haveing to endure the terror of Bryan county jail, you need to contact Oklahoma Department Human Services Jail Inspercor Mr. Don Garrison. The Meds are taken and sold on the streets if they are the right kind, 2 days ago an inmate was taken to the hospital with a sever beating, you are correct about the lawsuits,

Owasso, OK

#5 Jun 9, 2008
I did contact Mr. Garrison. He was very helpful. He said he has known about the conditions there but he has been unable to get anything done about it. He said he had fifteen pages of violations of the health department codes. Jason don't judge anyone unless you know all of the facts. I agee with a lot of things you said but my son is defintely not a mommas's boy.
big ndn dave

United States

#6 Jul 21, 2008
ok did you ever get your son out on bail? if he dosent like the jail in Durant maybe he could come to lubbock co. here in texas. we've got fleash eating disorders,lice,staph infections (i've have had for four years and still cant get rid of it.and almost lost a leg.)all jails have fights sorry your baby's in jail but he must have broke some law.if you cant do the time dont do the crime. i've got cancer, diabetes, D.V.T., G.E.R.D., Barrets esophigus, even had a heart attack while i was in jail. But I made it thru.My mamma was scared too.Lady jail is not fun it's a bad place for bad people.sounds like your son is scared as you are and he should be.i had to do with out my med's for weeks.sorry i made it just fine. you see lady my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ took good care of me when i could'nt and would'nt take care of myself. if your son is a beleiver and i take you taught him about Jesus put your faith in God that all he truly has to relie on just like you and me. stiff upper lip ol'girl. big ndn dave tim.1:15
big ndn dave

United States

#7 Jul 21, 2008
one more note miss linda stringfellow after being in and out of jail for 5 years on bond.some 50,000.00 dollars in lawyers and charges where dropped due to lack of evidence. i was charged with agg.sexual assault on my wife(now divorced)seems they found her boyfriends love seed,not mine.So what ever the addversity is keep your eyes on God.Jesus set me free.

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