inmate killed at Graceville
liketoknow

Kennett, MO

#21 Mar 16, 2010
CONCERNED MOM wrote:
I HAVE A SON THERE TOO.I AM WORRIED ABOUT THIS!!DO THEY HAVE THE PERSON THAT DID THESE CRIMES?I DONT UNDERSTAND WHERE THE GUARDS WERE IF GUYS HAD TO RUN AND GET THEM..
I was very worried also. I asked my son yesterday if Graceville was safe. He told me that it was the best prison he has ever been in. He has been in the FDC since 1997 at age eighteen. He did tell me that if a guard had been standing there that they couldn't of saved Jason because it happened so fast! No one seen it coming. He said that Ridge just did it that fast. He said that there wasn't a fight or anything. He said just like people out on the streets go on killing sprees for no reason. People just snap. He said that the whole prison is shocked about it because nothing like this has ever happened like this before. Pray for Jasons family and friends.
liketoknow

Kennett, MO

#22 Mar 16, 2010
I'm sorry, yes Jason Ridge is Florida State Prison now. My son said if tried he will get the death penalty. Where Graceville messed up is had they dealt with the attack that happened the day before they could have saved Jason Owens life.
CONCERNED MOM

Lawrenceville, GA

#23 Mar 16, 2010
why do they mix murderers with non violent criminals?
Jasonsister

Riverview, FL

#24 Mar 16, 2010
liketoknow wrote:
I'm sorry, yes Jason Ridge is Florida State Prison now. My son said if tried he will get the death penalty. Where Graceville messed up is had they dealt with the attack that happened the day before they could have saved Jason Owens life.
If it is the last thing that i do, I want to see this monster, who killed my brother, Die, just as I watched my Baby Brother, die in my arms. planetsteve69@aol.com.
Donna Franke

Niceville, FL

#25 Mar 21, 2010
Concerned Citizen wrote:
Graceville Correctional doesn’t have work crews good out side the compound and you bet your ass no pickaxes are going in side,
Two thousand scumbags and less then four hundred zookeepers what the hell do you expect,
I feel sorry for you,and I pray you are not a guard at the prison. These scumbags have mothers and children who love them! Many are just kids who have made mistakes with drugs and made bad decisions with their lives, you better hope your son or daughter never makes a bad choice so you know what it's like to loose sleep and worry endlessly night after night. For gods sake these people have lost their children where is your compassion these are human beings!I know there are bad people in these prisons, but children addicted to drugs and who have made mistakes do not belong with killers! there has to be another solution.
Concerned Citizen

Panama City, FL

#26 Mar 21, 2010
Donna Franke wrote:
<quoted text> I feel sorry for you,and I pray you are not a guard at the prison. These scumbags have mothers and children who love them! Many are just kids who have made mistakes with drugs and made bad decisions with their lives, you better hope your son or daughter never makes a bad choice so you know what it's like to loose sleep and worry endlessly night after night. For gods sake these people have lost their children where is your compassion these are human beings!I know there are bad people in these prisons, but children addicted to drugs and who have made mistakes do not belong with killers! there has to be another solution.
Like I said scumbags Little Johnny isn’t that cute third grader any more
liketoknow

Dexter, MO

#27 Mar 21, 2010
Concerned Citizen wrote:
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Like I said scumbags Little Johnny isn’t that cute third grader any more
Why don't you get off this site! Have you ever had a loved one go to prison? Do you even know anyone that is in prison? Until you do please keep your crap to your self! If and when it happens to a loved one of yours come back and tell us how you feel then.
Stupid people

Defuniak Springs, FL

#28 Mar 22, 2010
You know yall can talk shit but all those people in there are there for a reason. My fiance is an a CO there and bet you he was out on the rec yard. and you know if there weren't so many stupid inmates maybe things like this wouldn't happen. You know there is not an officer for every single inmate to walk and hold there hand. there is like 100 inmates or so to one officer. sorry shit like this happens. maybe it was to with drugs or other contraband that aint even suppose to be in there or gangs, that crap is everywhere too. and just so yall know the boy hit with the ax is already back at the prison. THERE was only one who died! Sorry lady for your lost but your son did something to get there and was paying the consequence. Yes I dont think its right when crap like this happens, but its life SHIT HAPPENS!!! Yes it is under investigation and the reason its not on department of correction website is IT IS A PRIVATE PRISION.
Stupid people

Defuniak Springs, FL

#29 Mar 22, 2010
CONCERNED MOM wrote:
why do they mix murderers with non violent criminals?
They have a rating system 1 to 5. 5 is murder and things like that, rape you know. they do sometimes get mixed when they are in classes and things like that, but for the majority they seperate 5's from 1 and 2's.
mourning

Clinton, NC

#30 Mar 22, 2010
Stupid people wrote:
You know yall can talk shit but all those people in there are there for a reason. My fiance is an a CO there and bet you he was out on the rec yard. and you know if there weren't so many stupid inmates maybe things like this wouldn't happen. You know there is not an officer for every single inmate to walk and hold there hand. there is like 100 inmates or so to one officer. sorry shit like this happens. maybe it was to with drugs or other contraband that aint even suppose to be in there or gangs, that crap is everywhere too. and just so yall know the boy hit with the ax is already back at the prison. THERE was only one who died! Sorry lady for your lost but your son did something to get there and was paying the consequence. Yes I dont think its right when crap like this happens, but its life SHIT HAPPENS!!! Yes it is under investigation and the reason its not on department of correction website is IT IS A PRIVATE PRISION.

I wonder if you would have the same STUPID attitude if your CO fiancee' were the one that the inmate had murdered?!?! The inmate murdered was a wonderful human being with a name-Jason Owens. Jason is my nephew and yes he made mistakes when he was young, but he was paying his debt for those mistakes. He was NOT given death for his crime by society, so how can you have the attitude that he DESERVED this. He had given his life to Jesus 6 years ago and was just trying to live daily as a witness for Christ, finish his time so he could get out,get married to HIS fiancee'-Misty- and enjoy time with his family. This had nothing to do with "drugs or contraband" as you assume! It was straight up MURDER! As for "ONLY ONE WHO DIED"-there should not have been a second attack. The murderer should have been put in lock down after the first attack and Jason would still be here today. We miss Jason everyday! I know he is in heaven watching over us, but I miss him so much. I love and miss you Jason!!!
liketoknow

Dexter, MO

#31 Mar 22, 2010
Stupid people wrote:
You know yall can talk shit but all those people in there are there for a reason. My fiance is an a CO there and bet you he was out on the rec yard. and you know if there weren't so many stupid inmates maybe things like this wouldn't happen. You know there is not an officer for every single inmate to walk and hold there hand. there is like 100 inmates or so to one officer. sorry shit like this happens. maybe it was to with drugs or other contraband that aint even suppose to be in there or gangs, that crap is everywhere too. and just so yall know the boy hit with the ax is already back at the prison. THERE was only one who died! Sorry lady for your lost but your son did something to get there and was paying the consequence. Yes I dont think its right when crap like this happens, but its life SHIT HAPPENS!!! Yes it is under investigation and the reason its not on department of correction website is IT IS A PRIVATE PRISION.
I hope that the CO that will be your husband doesn't have the same attitude that you have shown. Have you ever heard of injustice? Do you not realize that there are many people locked up in prison that are truly innocent? That there are young 18 years olds being locked up for the rest of their lifes for crimes that they didn't do. If you think that all inmates are just stupid people your soon to be husband doesn't talk to you much about his job does he. There are inmates that are very smart and have alot of gifts from God. Like Artist and Writer etc. I feel sorry for you because you really don't have a clue. When I say my prayers tonight I'll say one for you.
stupid PERSON

Chipley, FL

#32 Mar 26, 2010
Stupid people wrote:
You know yall can talk shit but all those people in there are there for a reason. My fiance is an a CO there and bet you he was out on the rec yard. and you know if there weren't so many stupid inmates maybe things like this wouldn't happen. You know there is not an officer for every single inmate to walk and hold there hand. there is like 100 inmates or so to one officer. sorry shit like this happens. maybe it was to with drugs or other contraband that aint even suppose to be in there or gangs, that crap is everywhere too. and just so yall know the boy hit with the ax is already back at the prison. THERE was only one who died! Sorry lady for your lost but your son did something to get there and was paying the consequence. Yes I dont think its right when crap like this happens, but its life SHIT HAPPENS!!! Yes it is under investigation and the reason its not on department of correction website is IT IS A PRIVATE PRISION.
You are a sad indiviual. I am a current employee at GRCF and I was there when this happend and it was by far the worse thing I have ever seen and alot of evidence was tampered with by officers probably your fiance he probably paid the inmate to do it
misinformed

Chipley, FL

#33 Mar 26, 2010
liketoknow wrote:
It was at the Graceville Correctional Facility. My son is an inmate there and he was very upset about it. One killed with a pick ax and the other was killed with a sender block. I have been all over the news and computer and can't find anything about it. He said they had just gotten out of class and they heard him yelling around the corner. My son tried to help him and the other inmates ran for the police. My son said he can't even sleep at night because he keeps seeing the inmate with the pick ax in his head. The other inmate killed was 23 years old and a good kid, he was getting out in six months! I thought Graceville was a safe place, but now I am scared to death about my son being there. Have you not heard anything on the news?
Well to get the facts straight there was only one death and the one that died was 31 and he had 7 years left.
liketoknow

Dexter, MO

#34 Mar 26, 2010
misinformed wrote:
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Well to get the facts straight there was only one death and the one that died was 31 and he had 7 years left.
You are correct. When I made the post my son was upset and so was I. I didn't have the facts straight. I have asked how the inmate was doing that was attacked with the ax and he said that he hasn't seen him, but the word is he is still in the prison. Very sad that Jason was killed. One death is one to many! Please Pray for his family and his many friends.
Serge A Storms

Panama City, FL

#35 Mar 27, 2010
liketoknow wrote:
<quoted text>You are correct. When I made the post my son was upset and so was I. I didn't have the facts straight. I have asked how the inmate was doing that was attacked with the ax and he said that he hasn't seen him, but the word is he is still in the prison. Very sad that Jason was killed. One death is one to many! Please Pray for his family and his many friends.
That is what happens when folks start ranting about things without any facts and in a mental state of confusion and denial, getting everyone else all angry and red eyed so they can't see straight. And you wonder why there is so little sympathy or compassion for you, your innocent babies who, from ready some of these posts, have been innocent in quit a few different jails and your silly rants.
Concerned Citizen

Panama City, FL

#36 Mar 27, 2010
liketoknow wrote:
<quoted text>Why don't you get off this site! Have you ever had a loved one go to prison? Do you even know anyone that is in prison? Until you do please keep your crap to your self! If and when it happens to a loved one of yours come back and tell us how you feel then.
I am a Florida state Correctional Officer (CO) and I do know some one in prison who has hurt people in my family in more ways then one, so trust me HE IS NOT THE VICTOM,
You see I know scumbags when I see one…
I know you love your son and you will stick by him no matter what, think about this every body he ever new and loved him is the VICTOM… NOT HIM…
liketoknow

Dexter, MO

#37 Mar 27, 2010
Concerned Citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
I am a Florida state Correctional Officer (CO) and I do know some one in prison who has hurt people in my family in more ways then one, so trust me HE IS NOT THE VICTOM,
You see I know scumbags when I see one…
I know you love your son and you will stick by him no matter what, think about this every body he ever new and loved him is the VICTOM… NOT HIM…
I have two sons. One at age 18 was at the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people and it cost him his freedom. My other son whom is 17 months younger than his brother was attacked at the age of 18, was hit so hard that he spent 3 month in the Elvis Presley Trauma Center on life support. My son had to learn to talk and walk all over again. God bless him he still isn't right. The guy that hit him got 1 year in prison. My oldest didn't even hurt anyone and got 4 lifes. That is why I have a hard time dealing with the Justice System. Besides this post is about Jason Owens and his family. Also about right and wrong. What happened to Jason was wrong! Prayers with his family and friends.
liketoknow

Dexter, MO

#38 Mar 27, 2010
Scumbags come in all sizes. Some inmates may be scumbags but some may be the ones watching over them.
liketoknow

Dexter, MO

#39 Mar 27, 2010
Justice System Is Broken!!
Jasonsister

Riverview, FL

#40 Apr 13, 2010
This comment goes out to the wife of the co and the co. You two are the most uncompationate stupid people that I have ever heared of. You think that a compationate loving person, like my Brother deserved this. I promise you that I will expose you incompetent, igronant, stupid co s. and all the cruption that happens in that prison, people like you dont deserve even a stupid co s job. God heares all , and knows all. and the truth will come out. I also believe that God will have judgements for you both, and he has his ways, of doing so. So, when your time comes I feel sorry for you. God took my brother to expose all of you, and he knows how much I love my brother and that I would never give up on him. So, I will make it my lifes work to bring justice to all of you responcible, and I have papers to prove, your lies and cover ups, we will see what god has in store for you, stupid people. I love my Brother Jason Owens...If you werent such a coward, reveal who you are, I am Chasity, Jason Owens sister.

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