Inmates at Greenriver Correctional

Inmates at Greenriver Correctional

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very concerned

Glasgow, KY

#1 Jan 29, 2009
Just wondering how the correctional facility 1s handling the power outage. Do they have backup generators? Are the inmates given extra blankets/clothing to combat the extreme cold temperatures? I have a son there. I can not get through via phone. I am very worried. I do realize a lot of phone lines are down. Please respond if anyone has info concerning this matter.
least of the worries

Nashville, TN

#2 Jan 30, 2009
No, there is NO POWER. But don't worry, heard yesterday that FEMA was going to take care of the prison first yesterday when they came in, yesterday. I haven't heard when they are going to help anyone else that needs help. All of the people who don't have heat or gas or money to get the things they need since banks are not open.
Interested Parents

Shreveport, LA

#3 Jan 30, 2009
We also have a son at the Green River Correctional Complex. We understand that all of Kentucky is in a critical state. Any updates that can be given regarding the status of the facility and inmates is Greatly Appreciated, as we are elderly and mail and telephone calls is our only means of contact we have.
very concerned

Glasgow, KY

#4 Jan 30, 2009
I called Kim, Administration Specialist of Ky Corrections , located in Frankfort. She said the facility had moved in Kerosene heaters ant that The temperature, where the inmates were housed, is
55-60 degrees. I have continued to try to call Greenriver all day today but to avail. Please, if you have anymore info concerning this matter, please post here, to let me know. I will continue to post any new information here on Topix, as I learn it.
very concerned

Glasgow, KY

#5 Jan 30, 2009
please ignore my two typos found in my comment. I will have to edit my work more closely. I was excited to find your response to my previous comment.
amazed

Utica, KY

#6 Jan 30, 2009
I don't work at the prison but I am here in the middle of this diseaster. I do have a generator that I can turn on the power to my wireless periodically. No one in this county will have power for at least at week. I'm not sure about Central City but Greenville will not have power for 3-4 weeks. We still don't even have water.
Cell phones are not working again. You can not call out from the land lines.
very very concerned

Hamilton, OH

#7 Jan 30, 2009
Like many others, I also have a son at green river correctional and I'm concerned about their health and safety during this crisis. Food ,water,heat Do they have all these things for that many inmates? If they have back up generators, they will need diesel fuel to run them. I'm about 225 miles from there with no way of communicating with my son. If anyone can shed some light about this situation please e-mail me at [email protected]
thugwife

Bardstown, KY

#8 Jan 30, 2009
My husband is there and after numerous attempts to call, I got an answer on Weds. she said they have no power and they are on lockdown. I have been calling all day long and one minute the line is busy the next it just rings. I assume there is no visitation this weekend. I havent heard from my husband since Sun. I imagine when the power comes up they will have terrible lines for the phones.

Its cold enough inside there without a power outage. The DOC could care less, its just BS, it had to be 40 degrees in the VR last weekend, I left early after driving over 100 miles it was so cold in there. I dont know how long they will be without power, they should let us go pick our loved ones up and bring them back when the power is back up. LOL
Interested Parents

United States

#9 Jan 31, 2009
THANKS YOU to everyone who responded about the situation at Green River Correctional Complex. All we can do is PRAY that everything is being done that can be. God will Take Care of us all. Cast all your cares upon the Lord for he Cares for You. If we hear anything we will update you all. THANK YOU AGAIN!
Sister

Cave City, KY

#10 Jan 31, 2009
I have a brother there.My sister and I went there today for visitation.We had no idea how bad it was at Central City.We live 150 miles away.We've had ice here but nothing compared to there.The lady at the security gate apoligized and told us there would be no visitation this weekend.I can understand why,but it could have been announced on the radio and tv.
Missing my Husband

Canton, OH

#11 Jan 31, 2009
Just want to say thank you all who have posted and keeping us up to date with what's going on at Green River Correctional Complex. My husband just got there 2 weeks ago and it's killing me that last weekend was the first time I was able to visit him in 74 days. He was at Roederer and when the 60 days came up for him to be able to get visitation it fell on a Saturday and so I had to wait another week and so when it was scheduled for me to go they moved him to Green River the night before the visitation and last weekend was the first time I was able to see him and looked forward to seeing him this weekend but I looked at the Central City news and found this blog and figured that they were not going to have visitations considering that the roads are closed. Someone mentioned about how cold it was there last weekend and I agree, we had to cut our visit short because my teeth wouldn't stop chattering because of the cold. I agree that they should of had heat in there but I guess it was them sending us a sign that they wanted us to leave because it was extremely cold in there. Like the blog before says, let's just pray and put it in the Lord's hands and everything will be okay. I haven't spoken to my husband since Monday night and it's killing me because his health isn't all that great and you know how you hear about the inmates passing away and I worry about him all the time. I will continue to pray for all the inmates and again, thank you all for the information.
Missing my Husband

Canton, OH

#12 Jan 31, 2009
I am not from Utica, KY. I am in Bowling Green KY.
Dying for Information

London, KY

#13 Jan 31, 2009
My husband is in GRCC and I appreciate the information that has been posted. Does anyone know if they are being feed well or given the proper provisions to get through the outage? I am very concerened for his treatment under these conditions. He dosen't even have warm clothes. I will call Frankfort in the morning and post any update I receive and please keep the updates coming. DOC isn't going to keep us informed. The inmates families have to stick together during this time.
Sister

Cave City, KY

#14 Jan 31, 2009
I didn't know about this site until this afternoon.When I got home I was trying to find out any info about Central City.So,long story short,I found it by accident,and I'm so thankful for that.I pray for the inmates daily.Keep the prayers going.Also,remember all of the other people still without power and electricity.
thugwife

Bardstown, KY

#15 Jan 31, 2009
I again have been calling ALL DAY and NIGHT and still no answer. I was told that the toilets or water wont work because it is all electric powered and that is beyond inhumane. I dont care if they are prisoners they should get some kind of consideration first as well. I seen that nursing homes, etc, etc are first considered. It said on Google the power is still out as of Sat afternoon (today)

I hate that people traveled for visit, but they should know that if it has been declared a disaster area then there would be no visitation. It has been all over the news about the weather and there would be no way they would have visits especially with no heat, no cameras, no metal detectors.

I am sure my husband is losing his mind worrying about us. I was told the cell towers are even froze, too bad I dont have a cool guards phone number, LOL
amazed

Richmond, KY

#16 Jan 31, 2009
Nothing could be announced by TV because no one could phone out for a few days. No offense but that was the least of our worries for the first couple of days. Everyone was just worried that a tree was going to fall through the house for two days straight listening to the trees fall. I don't think you guys or anyone has any idea how bad this was. Some of Central City has power now.
Worried2

Auburn, KY

#17 Jan 31, 2009
I was trying to find information on GRCC and found this website thank god. My brother is down there and we hadn't heard from him. I remember when the tornadoes hit Central City they devastated the town too. My husband was activated by the guard so hopefully he will go up there somewhere and if i find out any new information i will let yall know. But thank u all for what u have found out b/c i too have been calling nonstop... I wish that I had the preachers number or even name *my brother tells me all the time but of course i forgot* b/c i think that he would give some insight on their conditions.
Keep everyone in the state in your prayers tonight too, I pray that the children and elderly are safe and warm...
thugwife

Bardstown, KY

#18 Feb 1, 2009
amazed wrote:
Nothing could be announced by TV because no one could phone out for a few days. No offense but that was the least of our worries for the first couple of days. Everyone was just worried that a tree was going to fall through the house for two days straight listening to the trees fall. I don't think you guys or anyone has any idea how bad this was. Some of Central City has power now.
Maybe it wouldnt be any of your concern if you didnt have a loved one in prison. Last I heard they were on lockdown and the toilets were powered by electricity and I HATE to think they could NOT get out of their cells trapped inside with a toilet that wouldnt flush. Thats where I was most concerned, that is inhumane, ontop of it these men are in prison so they are NOT on the high priority list.

I do know how bad it is, we got it here too. I am sure half the state KNOWS the severity of it. Plus, there is no power so we have to wonder what they are feeding our loved ones. At least WE ARE FREE and we can go to the store and get food, etc. They are trapped there, so YOU may not know how serious it is to us, EITHER.
amazed

Port Orange, FL

#19 Feb 1, 2009
I AM FREE because I have not committed a crime. It's not that I do not want everyone to be treated humanely, you don't even know me. I just think it is ridiculous for people to complain about visitation and phone calls. What else could they do besides go on lock down and have generators sent in? As a member of this community, I do want them on lockdown.
Curious

Frankfort, KY

#20 Feb 1, 2009
Does anyone know if GRCC has power on now???

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