State worker in hot water

Don P. Gooch, 61, is a claims specialist at a Cleveland-area office of the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. Full Story
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ASKING

Grove City, OH

#65 Dec 18, 2010
Jeffs Wife - WIDOW wrote:
<quoted text>Jeff Maier was an inmate AT NCCI MARION OHIO, he died JULY 6, 2010 under the ODRC watch. He leaves behind to grieve for him his Wife, Robin and his 13 year old daughter Abby. A professional would be able to maintain control of himself under any circumstances especially if they are getting paid to do so!
And just exactly what did Jeff Maier do to need to be under the ODRC watch? And a person should be able to maintain control of himself under any circumstances not to be put in the position of needing to be under the ODC watch. Jeff also leaves behind the taxpayers of Ohio who no longer have to give him three hots and a cot.
to ASKIING freak

Toledo, OH

#66 Dec 18, 2010
ASKING wrote:
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And just exactly what did Jeff Maier do to need to be under the ODRC watch? And a person should be able to maintain control of himself under any circumstances not to be put in the position of needing to be under the ODC watch. Jeff also leaves behind the taxpayers of Ohio who no longer have to give him three hots and a cot.
You are giving me the creeps, its like you work for odrc! He paid taxes for 37 years, its the least they can do! ODRC maintains a lack of PROFESSIONALISM, period! He was my husband for more than 16 years, I'll never forget him! REST IN PEACE JEFF MAIER!!!!!!!!!
RESEARCHER

Grove City, OH

#67 Dec 18, 2010
ASKING wrote:
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And just exactly what did Jeff Maier do to need to be under the ODRC watch? And a person should be able to maintain control of himself under any circumstances not to be put in the position of needing to be under the ODC watch. Jeff also leaves behind the taxpayers of Ohio who no longer have to give him three hots and a cot.
Jeff Maier was a corrections officer caught smuggling drugs into a prison. He was serving a two year sentence and died of lung cancer.
Jeffs Widow

Toledo, OH

#68 Dec 18, 2010
RESEARCHER wrote:
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Jeff Maier was a corrections officer caught smuggling drugs into a prison. He was serving a two year sentence and died of lung cancer.
Well according to all of his medical record from OSU, Marion hospital and several doctors who treated him, thats not true. So, Mr. researcher, since medical records are private according to the HIPAA Laws, where are you getting your information? Its illegal doing what you're doing! Why are you so concerned with my comments and the unnecessary death of my husband?
RESEARCHER

Grove City, OH

#69 Dec 18, 2010
Jeffs Widow wrote:
<quoted text>Well according to all of his medical record from OSU, Marion hospital and several doctors who treated him, thats not true. So, Mr. researcher, since medical records are private according to the HIPAA Laws, where are you getting your information? Its illegal doing what you're doing! Why are you so concerned with my comments and the unnecessary death of my husband?
I believe you started this a long time ago when you began your rant against the ODRC and then DRC RETIREE and ASKING got involved and I got curious. It's public information that your husband was a corrections officer that was serving two years for trying to take drugs into a correctional facility. Sorry your husband died but had he followed the ODRC rules he would not have been in prison. BTW - The Columbus Dispatch reported that he died of lung cancer. It's not illegal to archive newspaper articles.
Jeffs Widow

Toledo, OH

#70 Dec 18, 2010
RESEARCHER wrote:
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I believe you started this a long time ago when you began your rant against the ODRC and then DRC RETIREE and ASKING got involved and I got curious. It's public information that your husband was a corrections officer that was serving two years for trying to take drugs into a correctional facility. Sorry your husband died but had he followed the ODRC rules he would not have been in prison. BTW - The Columbus Dispatch reported that he died of lung cancer. It's not illegal to archive newspaper articles.
receiving a call Tuesday morning from officials at the North Central Correctional Institution in Marion. Widow: Ill inmate wasn't treated
Man died shackled to hospital bed, had little aid in prison, she says
Monday, July 12, 2010 02:50 AM
By Alan Johnson
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Former corrections officer Jeff Maier, 53, was serving a two-year sentence for trying to bring in drugs.
"Oh, he's dead."
"He's dead." Was it possible?
Jeff Maier, 53, knew prison bars from both sides - as a corrections officer for more than five years and as an inmate for the past 13 months.
He made the biggest mistake of his life two years ago. While working as a corrections officer, Jeff Maier was caught trying to bring drugs into a prison. He got a two-year sentence.
"I don't know why he did it, and I never will," his wife said. "We had a good relationship, and he was a good provider. But when he was drinking, he wasn't himself."
A few months after coming to the Marion prison, Maier was diagnosed with lung cancer. In January, surgeons removed part of his lung and several ribs in hopes of stopping the spreading disease. He was told that chemotherapy and radiation treatments would follow, but they never did, his wife said. An MRI test to find the cause of his blinding headaches was scheduled but canceled.
The headaches continued, accompanied by repeated vomiting. Prison personnel told Jeff Maier it was probably a reaction to psychiatric medications he was taking. They told him to lie down and put a cold cloth on his head.
Sometime last Monday night or very early Tuesday morning, Maier was found unconscious on the floor of his prison cell. His head was swollen to nearly twice its normal size. He never regained consciousness.
By the time his wife arrived at the medical center, Jeff Maier was already in the morgue, having died at 2:45 p.m. after hospital officials disconnected him from life support with his mother's approval. He had died shackled to his bed; such restraints are the state's standard procedure when inmates are hospitalized.
Julie Walburn, spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, said on Friday that she is looking into questions about Maier's treatment and death.
"We provide all necessary medical care to inmates in our custody," she said. "I know no reason that we would have deviated from that in this case."
Walburn did say, however, that the manner in which Robin Maier said she learned about her husband's death, if accurate, "would be a concern."
"I have someone looking into that as well," she said.
Prison officials could not be reached yesterday for further information.
"The worst thing was that Abby, our 12-year-old daughter with Asperger's syndrome, had to hear about her daddy's death in that manner," Maier wrote in an e-mail to The Dispatch.
"I feel the state was wrong in handling our family like this. He wasn't Charles Manson, he wasn't on Death Row.... I hope that this is addressed and corrected so that other families don't have to suffer like ours." ajohnson@dispatch.com Heres the story from the dispatch theres no mention of him DYING FROM lung cancer, just that he had had lung cancer removed!SO I ask again where are you getting this false information? This is the full dispatch. I'm not "ranting", just getting the FACTS out !
Jeffs Widow

Toledo, OH

#71 Dec 18, 2010
NO they didn't, I have the story saved! I can and will "rant" all I want. Curious? I'm glad I get all of this attention to JEFFS DEATH!
RESEARCHER

Grove City, OH

#72 Dec 18, 2010
July 13, 2010 by Alan Johnson, The Columbus Dispatch

The End.
common sense

Columbus, OH

#73 Dec 19, 2010
FredESanford wrote:
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Get rid of all the exempt and then 80% of the bargining unit. You might have about 5000 good workers in the whole state.
get busy Kasich!
History major

Columbus, OH

#74 Dec 20, 2010
Kooshi Schwartze wrote:
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Key word here is "legally". Even if the judge saw the crime committed with his own eyes the perp is still legally "innocent until proven guilty". That certainly does not mean they are innocent. It's a stupid cliche.
That's what I said. Very few people get suspended without pay if there is still pending action to PROVE they are guilty (mostly because a person found innocent would then be due a lump sump payment, perhaps with interest, in back pay). This idiot, er, gentleman, hasn't had due process of law yet. My guess is that he won't be suspended at all after the investigation runs its course. My guess is that he will be fired and will be lucky to avoid jail. Personally, I'm hoping for jail time and restitution, even if it takes the rest of his life to pay back.
Dumblonde

Plano, TX

#75 Dec 21, 2010
Lacey and me wrote:
Follow this story, I'll bet it goes no where and he will get a raise and his old or a better job.
Yep, you are so right....nothing will happen and dude will get a promotion
icouldusesomehel p

Long Beach, CA

#76 Dec 21, 2010
ohiodonkeydude wrote:
Not good. However, one must consider there are 60,000 state workers. Rarely do we here anything negative. The state workers I come in contact with daily are excellent, very dedicated and hard working.
So, you sound pretty fat. Honestly, how big are you?

Oh my...

Since: Sep 10

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#77 Dec 22, 2010
icouldusesomehel p wrote:
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So, you sound pretty fat. Honestly, how big are you?
Oh my...
Your comment doesn't even make sense
Aaron

Princeton, WV

#78 Dec 22, 2010
State employee wrote:
Fire his arse. We don't need idiots like this ruining the honest, hard working efforts that most state workers do. Let's dump the criminals and free loaders.
I do hope he stays on the state payroll ... as an inmate in one of our fine prisons, making 45 cents a day sweeping floors.
You just dump the FREE LOADERS, there goes 90% of the work force. both exempt and non-exempt.

State way, the less you do the better you are treated. majority would never survive in the private sector.
icouldusesomehel p

Long Beach, CA

#79 Dec 23, 2010
ColumbusPoster wrote:
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Your comment doesn't even make sense
How about you? You seem overly concerned.

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