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worried

Paris, KY

#1 Aug 28, 2010
I have a relative doing time in Gilmer FCI. Does any one know anything about this place? I hear that they are on lockdown all the time because of gang violence. We live out of state. I have called there to get info but they will not speak to any1.. It was like pulling teeth just to get visiting info...
Eichman

Mount Eaton, OH

#2 Aug 29, 2010
If he wouldn't be a criminal then u wouldn't have to worry......
worried

Paris, KY

#3 Aug 30, 2010
Eichman wrote:
If he wouldn't be a criminal then u wouldn't have to worry......
He isn't a criminal. He is in there over a lie. I didn't ask for your opinion or your smartass comment. I ask for info on the prison. Obviously you don't know what you are talking about so peace out..
Eichman

United States

#4 Aug 30, 2010
I know more than u.....
wendy

Greenway, VA

#5 Sep 26, 2010
I have a loved one at fci Gilmer and yes they are on lock down. I just read something on the internet about a gang fight.... and yes if you call there they will tell you nothing...... they don't care that we care about are loved ones there. Sad but true..... If you have some there that is just doing there time minding their business they are punished because some violent idiot human beings ruin it for everyone else.....more then half the people locked up in Federal prison or prisons period don't even need to be locked up. The violent idiots gang fighting in there like animals are the only ones that need to be locked up...... Amen.... Criminal justice in America sucks....... Punishments don't fit the crimes. It's all about peoples careers, money and power trips.......
sam

London, KY

#6 Sep 27, 2010
Wendy,
Thank you for the info. Do you know how long they lock them down? When I call the facility, they will only say that "they look fine on paper."

Sam

London, KY

#7 Sep 28, 2010
worried wrote:
I have a relative doing time in Gilmer FCI. Does any one know anything about this place? I hear that they are on lockdown all the time because of gang violence. We live out of state. I have called there to get info but they will not speak to any1.. It was like pulling teeth just to get visiting info...
I visited there, I thought they ran a tight ship. This is really upsetting, not to know what's going on. Have you heard anything else?
Sam

London, KY

#8 Sep 28, 2010
Eichman wrote:
I know more than u.....
What do you know? This is a serious matter!
Sam

London, KY

#9 Sep 28, 2010
sam wrote:
Wendy,
Thank you for the info. Do you know how long they lock them down? When I call the facility, they will only say that "they look fine on paper."
Wendy, Have you heard anything else?
Ashley Cooper

United States

#10 Sep 29, 2010
Worried in Corbin Ky:
I also have a brother doing time right now at Gilmer. The information I just recieved from him is that the prison is on lock down because over 200 Mexicans had a blood bash fighting episode in the yard, so bad that an officer was injuryed by a brick to the face. He said he has no Idea how long lock down will be, probably over a month he guessed. Some info on the Prison: I have been there several times and was releaved by what I saw. It is hard core at first when you go in, the basic information, restrictions on what can be brought in there, only $20 worth of change for foood in the vending machines.(Can be dollar bills as well as change). Once in the actual visitation room you are processed through and sit where every you want, usually about 5-7 minutes before inmates come out. Inamtes then report to the front desk and show them their Id cards and then they are free to come to you. As for physical contact, you are allowed one embrace and kiss (If not your brother, it is suppose to be a suttle kiss)lol. But i have seen some tongue tonsiling going on. The Inmates are not allowed to cross the red line in front of the vending machines. Inmates are only allowed 3 bathroom breaks during the visitation, apparently they assume they are trying to expell out anything that could have been slipped to them. Overall in the visitation room it is very mellow, other inmates don't cause problems, everyone seems to understand that visitation is important and they all have respect for that. At least while I was there. I have been going through this for 9 years now, I know how frustrating it can be not knowing what is going on. If I can help you in any way or if you need anymore information just let me know.
KAM

Elmhurst, IL

#11 Sep 29, 2010
My husband is there and I can confirm as well via a letter from him it was a huge "gang" - "latino" riot. Full out riot gear, tear gas and all and even if you were not in the mob of people rioting and just hanging in the yard you had to lay on the ground for 3 hours in the yard until you were brought to your unit an put in your cell one by one. They have been locked down since Thursday the 23rd of Sept. They told them at least a week if not more. In the letter he told me they told them it will be longer as of Monday. It really is awful for the people not involved.
Ashley Cooper

United States

#12 Sep 30, 2010
Yes it is crazy that the ones that weren't even in the yard are being punished. But what can you do??? I just hope that everyone is okay. Prison is hard enough on the family, it is crap like this that makes it harder, worrying about them and the not knowing. Hope you all hear from your loved ones and know they are okay...
carol

Yerkes, KY

#13 Sep 30, 2010
i have a son in there ,havent heard from him since thur. is there any way i can find out if he is ok . been there 2 times he has been there about 3 months .good luck to each of you and god bless
InGlenville

United States

#14 Oct 1, 2010
worried wrote:
I have a relative doing time in Gilmer FCI. Does any one know anything about this place? I hear that they are on lockdown all the time because of gang violence. We live out of state. I have called there to get info but they will not speak to any1.. It was like pulling teeth just to get visiting info...
Greetings to All... This website may be useful, go to " http://www.cpl33.info/id38.html" ; Once there see left column;
daily reports and lockdown. If you monitor that site you'll know
when the lockdown is lifted. Also...in researching that site the
Council of Prison Local-33 only shows FCI-Gilmer has been "locked
down" four times since January 1, 2009.

Here's an exact copy of what is written in the daily reports
section regarding the incident at FCI-Gilmer:

FCI- GILMER- SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
At 7:30p.m., approximately 100 gang member inmates jumped approximately 20 gang rival inmates with rocks, horseshoes, fists, and boots in the recreation yard. One officer was hit in the face with a rock, but he continued working. DCT was activated. Five inmates are in the hospital. One inmate was beaten severely with a horseshoe and isn't critical condition. The institution is on lock down status.

I hope this is useful to you all. And please pass this
along.
Sam

London, KY

#15 Oct 1, 2010
Thank you, so very much for taking the time to give us this information. God Bless!
Grunt11b

Charleston, WV

#16 Oct 7, 2010
worried wrote:
I have a relative doing time in Gilmer FCI. Does any one know anything about this place? I hear that they are on lockdown all the time because of gang violence. We live out of state. I have called there to get info but they will not speak to any1.. It was like pulling teeth just to get visiting info...
Only a public relations officer can give out any information as to what is going on there.
Grunt11b

Charleston, WV

#17 Oct 7, 2010
wendy wrote:
I have a loved one at fci Gilmer and yes they are on lock down. I just read something on the internet about a gang fight.... and yes if you call there they will tell you nothing...... they don't care that we care about are loved ones there. Sad but true..... If you have some there that is just doing there time minding their business they are punished because some violent idiot human beings ruin it for everyone else.....more then half the people locked up in Federal prison or prisons period don't even need to be locked up. The violent idiots gang fighting in there like animals are the only ones that need to be locked up...... Amen.... Criminal justice in America sucks....... Punishments don't fit the crimes. It's all about peoples careers, money and power trips.......
If you would prefer the Mexican justice system, have them break the law down there and see what happens. Or maybe even try breaking it in Russia, where they would just beat your ass when they arrest you, and then shoot you after your trial instead of wasting tax dollars.
I'd say the 3 hots and a cot, free cable and a huge play ground,free college,vocational training and a unicor factory to work in is a whole lot better of a justice system then the other two aforementioned systems. But with all those free bees comes a price, you have to behave to enjoy them.
sister

Paris, KY

#18 Oct 8, 2010
Sam wrote:
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I visited there, I thought they ran a tight ship. This is really upsetting, not to know what's going on. Have you heard anything else?
I had to call Washington to get any info! He has had a medical condition that requires surgery.. He had a seizure and caused several blood vessels to rupture in his head and ear. He can't get any medical attention. They said he would have to wait til he gets out. He wakes up every morning with his pillow covered in blood and it has set up an infection. Now they won't talk to us at all. They tell me I have to wait for him to contact me...
friendofafriend

Westfield Center, OH

#19 Oct 8, 2010
Grunt11b wrote:
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If you would prefer the Mexican justice system, have them break the law down there and see what happens. Or maybe even try breaking it in Russia, where they would just beat your ass when they arrest you, and then shoot you after your trial instead of wasting tax dollars.
I'd say the 3 hots and a cot, free cable and a huge play ground,free college,vocational training and a unicor factory to work in is a whole lot better of a justice system then the other two aforementioned systems. But with all those free bees comes a price, you have to behave to enjoy them.
Perhaps you have a false imagine of what the prison system is all about, I know I did, and I readily judged until my love one is now a part of the federal BS...anyhow, they are lucky if they get one hot meal a day, an apple and glass of milk, or peanut butter and beans hardly qualifies for 3 hots...in addition, they have to pay for EVERYTHING they do, which includes these college classes you speak about, and again, I wouldn't say enrolling in a class that you hope to get education out of but are quickly told you will learn nothing just how to pass the certification test, to get you a license that is not accpeted in your home state...oh yeah and the factory you speak of only a handful of lucky ones actually get to work there...yes the taxpayers do support the system, but then perhaps the government should take a look at the good time bill that has been sitting still for years in the senate, or re-introduce federal parole for non-violent offenders...in addition, the families of these individuals if they have any, also take on a huge financial obligation to ensure they can at least stay in contact with their family....there are a ton of people in the prison that "behave" as you state, but as in any crowd there are always ones that like to cause trouble...so again, I think your imagine is pretty inaccurate, and I truly hope that you never have to see what the prison system is truly about either firsthand or through the eyes of a loved ones, cause quite frankly it STINKS!
Sam

London, KY

#20 Oct 8, 2010
I thank God everyday that my loved one is in prison! I realize that sounds bad...but he was so strung out on drugs that he couldn't have lived much longer!! Death or prison...I'll take prison for him...at least there's still hope!!

He did it to himself and he knows it!!

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