Clinton ready to welcome prison emplo...

Clinton ready to welcome prison employees

There are 5 comments on the WQAD story from Nov 18, 2009, titled Clinton ready to welcome prison employees. In it, WQAD reports that:

Since the Thomson Correctional Center seems to be the front-runner to land hundreds of jobs and Guantanamo Bay prisoners, surrounding communities are bracing again for the benefit.

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Rebecca Hergert

Des Moines, IA

#1 Nov 18, 2009
You don't want these prisoners here in the United States at all, especially close to the Iowa border. This is a threat to the United States.Chicago-Sears Tower) This is a RED FLAG! Don't let this happen Grassley!
Wally W

Bettendorf, IA

#2 Nov 19, 2009
Oh... YES... Leave it to Chuckle the Clown to Keep Us ALIVE. If there is a Nickle put in his pocket to bring the entire Taliban and Al Queda anywhere near Iowa- you KNOW He'll Bring It!!

Red Flag?... you Fear Mongering TWIT

Copenhagen, Denmark

#3 Nov 20, 2009
Do you two think the terrorists are now just seeing Chicago? Wake up! You all are the twits. We in the Clinton and surrounding area welcome good paying jobs with great benefits. What are the terrorists going to do? Do you think they will break them out of prison? There in a prison now twits. Do you see them breaking out? Do you live in fear every day? If you do then they the terrorists have gotten what they wanted out of you. FEAR!

Ottawa, IL

#4 Nov 23, 2009
The ones void of understanding but full of greed and materialism will say yes to this.
For Julie A. As the president of Clintons whatever to say she welcomes this is, a disgrace to that community. She obviously has more on her heart about money than love and protection for the people
Those who want to say change for Clinton, or any other town about this matter i think, are only about "money money money". They also are the same ones who would hurt us and take away all of our safety.
We in Clinton would like to see some of the old ways back in Clinton.. ones of concern,love and devotion for the people.. not the money.
It is a stupid idea to bring anything of such to Clinton or any other place in the U.S.
What ever happen to smart thinking?
My God.. the thought of any of this.
Common sense obviously flew out the window.

Kewanee, IL

#5 Nov 24, 2009
For one it is not good paying jobs and know one in the community will get most of these jobs.
Felicia Ponce, a spokeswoman for the BOP, said applicants who apply at the GS-05 (lowest) grade level need either a bachelor's degree or at least three years of employment that demonstrates the ability to supervise others and react in crisis situations.

Those who apply at the GS-06 level need nine semester hours or 14 quarter hours of graduate study in fields such as criminal justice, criminology or law. In lieu of the schooling, the BOP says GS-06 applicants must have "the equivalent of at least 1 year of full-time specialized experience performing duties such as ensuring that individuals confined in a correctional or mental health facility adhere to rules and regulations; responding to domestic disturbances; or apprehending and arresting individuals violating the law."

According to the BOP's Web site, prison staffers hired at the GS-05 level start out making $12.95 per hour and $19.43 per hour for overtime. GS-05 employees, according to the BOP, can make up to $16.84 per hour and $25.26 per hour for overtime.

Prison officers hired at the GS-06 level, according to the BOP, start out making $14.43 per hour and $21.65 an hour for overtime. They can make, the BOP said, up to $18.76 per hour and $28.14 per hour of overtime.

Also, Ms. Ponce said, applicants cannot be over 37 years old.

"We have a mandatory retirement age of 57,"she said.
Colorado thought the same thing when the Feds bought the prison there. They brought in there own people.Just this year they started hiring around the community.I sure do not want these really bad terrorist so close to were I live. They want 1500 military people just for one wing,were the terrorist will be held. The rest will be between 800 to 900. So what does that tell you.The USA is just going to SH**.We are all going to kill ourselves off buy all these bad moves the Pres.and Gov. wants.

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