Penitentiary at Pollock needs 300 wor...

Penitentiary at Pollock needs 300 workers

There are 10 comments on the News-Star story from Jan 8, 2009, titled Penitentiary at Pollock needs 300 workers. In it, News-Star reports that:

POLLOCK - The U.S. Penitentiary at Pollock is in desperate need of correctional officers for its medium-security facility at the prison complex, an official said today.

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viola davies

Dexter, NY

#1 Jan 9, 2009
i read in this article that staff hired for the medium security facility may also be asked to work at the maximum and camp facilities, that is a welcome relief, but did i also read that you won't open untill you are fully staffed? that makes perfect sense to me, but does it make sense that facilities that are already operating, can remain operating when understaffed?it is apparent that underfunded and understaffed facilities are at a greater risk for the track record at usp pollock maximum security facility would suggest,my question is this,is it the law that facilities must be fully staffed before they are allowed to open? or was this the choice of this facility ? if it is law, is there a law that also states that prisons at any level but especially at the maximum level must remain fully staffed? does anyone have the answers to these questions? if so it would be greatly appreciated if you would share your knowledge here.
Viola Davies

Dexter, NY

#2 Sep 3, 2009
It has been nine months since these questions were posted....i could have had a baby in the amount of time, i've been waiting.
so no one in louisiana, or the press or a citizen , or government offical or lawyer has the answers to these questions???
or no one has the spine to answer???
Shedding light

Reedy, WV

#3 Dec 7, 2009
Part of the staffing problem there is that SOME of the staff that is there is mistreated and disrespected by those in authority. Yes, there are a few have no business working in that environment because they just can't handle it. But for the most part, staff just wants to show up, do their jobs and go home. But it seems the executive staff looks down their noses unless you are a part of their cliques or chosen few. They spend a lot of time nit-picking, finger-pointing and back stabbing. You are treated differently depending on where you work within the prison. They will never meet the numbers they need because for one thing, because they cannot retain staff that is already on board. The turnover is high. People are not exactly beating down the doors to work at a federal prison and SOME of the ones that are there are not treated equally. Then when you see your friends/neighbors/relatives that are dedicated to doing their jobs being mistreated it doesn't instill a desire to throw your hat in the ring regardless of what they are paying. I hope this answers your questions, Ms. Davies. May God bless you.
i wonder why

Reedy, WV

#4 Dec 8, 2009
Pollock prison guard accused of bribery

Posted: Sep 28, 2009 4:30 AM CDT
Updated: Sep 28, 2009 4:30 AM CDT

KSLA News 12 Headlines

Shreveport, LA (AP)- A corrections officer at the federal penitentiary at Pollock has been accused of accepting a $50,000 bribe to smuggle a handgun to a prison inmate.

A federal grand jury accuses 29-year-old Brandon David Willis of bribery, providing contraband and attempting to provide contraband and intent to distribute cocaine.

The grand jury alleges Willis was first paid $1,300 to smuggle a cell telephone to a Pollock inmate in August.

Authorities said Willis was arrested on Sept. 10 as the tried to give the inmate a gun and cocaine.

Nothing else has been done about this. They are in the process of making excuses for him and sweeping it under the rug. He was dating a member of the "in crowd."
viola davies

Dexter, NY

#5 Dec 8, 2009
sheddinglight and i wonder why, thank-you for your posts. and the information, it is always welcome.
happy holidays and blessings to you both.

This facility needs to be put under investigation by someone who is not in their boys club. it is a process that is much needed and long over-due.
if you read about and research this facility you will find that this has been going on there for a very long time, and still no one who can do anything will.
is it just me or does it make you wonder what is being swept under the proverbial rug here?? i'm guessing alot.
Shedding light

Reedy, WV

#6 Dec 8, 2009
Ms. Davies, have you ever thought of contacting the ACLU regarding the issues you are concerned about? Right now there is an institution wide investigation going on there. But you should also address your concerns with the Regional Headquarters in Grand Prairie, TX and the US Dept of Justice in D.C. Any contact information you need can be found on their website: . Be blessed and I will keep you lifted in prayer.
Shedding light

Reedy, WV

#7 Dec 8, 2009
I forgot to add...Pollock is located in the South Central Region.
viola davies

Dexter, NY

#8 Dec 9, 2009
Shedding light,
i have contacted the aclu, president bush, vice- president cheney, hilary clinton, bobby jindal,and the new york times. just to mention a few.
i have not sought special favors for my son,
all i ask is that he be permitted to do the time he has left in his own region, in a prison that coresponds with the time he has remaining and the crime he was originally convicted of,in a prison that is properly staffed and funded.
When i asked questions about this facility no one wants to answer, no one will do anything, the violence continues.

I thank- you for your input,
happy holidays
viola davies
vernalou in Iowa

Davenport, IA

#9 Feb 9, 2010
My son is on his way to Pollock from Leavenworth. Does the violence and corruption at Pollock continue? And is it really worse than any place else?
viola davies

Dexter, NY

#10 Feb 10, 2010
Hi Verna Lou, well let's just say leavenworth is not Pollock, you and your son are in for a rough time of it.

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