TDCJ inmates to enjoy Thanksgiving feast

Nov 22, 2007 Full story: The Huntsville Item 46

“We have three different desserts: Carrot Cake, Oatmeal raisin cookies and sweet potato pie”

Today, inmates at the Wynne Unit in Huntsville will gather in the mess hall for another meal time. via The Huntsville Item

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anonymous

Huntsville, TX

#1 Nov 27, 2007
if they are in prison they have done something wrong, bad.in my opinion i don't think they deserve to get anything special for thanksgiving. they should get the same meal that they always get. we pay for these pieces of crap to sit on their butts and live for free because they sold drugs , or killed someone. i don't think they deserve a dame thing!!!
Bill

Montgomery, AL

#2 Nov 30, 2007
I am sure thaey have done something wrond. Many of them for the first time and a dirt-bag judge had no compassion and all they could do is throw the book at them. I have a cousin there, he murdered someone, but had he been raised in the admonition of God, things might be better. If it were my son, I would be heartbroke and happy that he had a good meal. You should get off your high-horse (anonymous) and find the compassion God intends you to display toward those lost and bound for hell. Some of those inmates that are sitting on there butts as you say, are reading way more Bible than you. Grow up. Hooray for them that were blessed with a good meal.
Tough

Newton, TX

#3 Dec 2, 2007
anonymous wrote:
if they are in prison they have done something wrong, bad.in my opinion i don't think they deserve to get anything special for thanksgiving. they should get the same meal that they always get. we pay for these pieces of crap to sit on their butts and live for free because they sold drugs , or killed someone. i don't think they deserve a dame thing!!!
Feed them bread and water or tv dinners
PAUL SHYKORA

Calgary, Canada

#4 Dec 4, 2007
FEED THEM ---A GOOD THANKSGIVING MEAL,ONCE A YEAR,TOO BOOT!! THE HILLBILLY FARMBOY HAS SPOKEN...
wife of an inmate

Donna, TX

#5 Jan 5, 2008
I'm glad they recieved a thanksgiving meal. And who ever called them pieces of crap. Shame on you. Why do you think you are so good? No one is perfect. people do make mistakes. Don't tell me that you are perfect. That you have never made a mistake in your life. Obviously you don't have a life if you are going to criticise other poeple. Look at you self first. Inmate or no inmate they are probably better than you are. I hope they start feeding them steak. They are human beings not animals.And yes the tax payers pay for this but you know I pay taxes too. and so did those inmates when they were home. Everybody pays taxes not just you. What you need to do is worry about your own life
Who are we to judge

Georgetown, TX

#6 Jan 10, 2008
Once an inmate always an inmate! This is a phrase that we like to believe is true. Well....It's not! There are many people who have made a mistake and now are paying the price for that mistake. Lets be real for a second. EVERYONE makes mistakes, but not everyone gets caught. How many times have you gotten behind the wheel of a car, or in the passenger seat of a car with someone who has a few to drink? How many times have you forgot to put on your seat belt because your just running up the street? It's doesn't matter that some crimes are worse than others. What matters is that "THE LAW IS THE LAW" right? Not all are perfect. I believe that if you have done something to land you in prison, hopefully the experience of being in a place that strips everything from you gives you a chance to look at yourself and make some changes. I am 100% in favor of giving them a good meal for Thanksgiving. Afterall, we are all HUMAN!
abby83

United States

#7 Jan 17, 2008
We are not God to judge people....only God know what really went on with each one of the inmates...i have family member in jail cause he killed a man that raped him for years...do you think the system had mercy for him No...instead they gave him life in prison...how would you feel if it was one of your kids being raped for years...not days weeks or months but years...and that person(rapist) only threatens you to keep doing what he wants...how do you get out....you don't know do you...some of the people in there are not bad people they made bad choices...Bible says everyone deserves a second chance and in a way i'm glad that my family member is there cause he has made alot of changes in his life...and that what counts...and as for the anonymous person you need Jesus in your heart so instead of you judging them and making a big deal about a meal(start complainning when you don't have food on your table) you should be praying for them so they could accept Jesus in their heart and make a different in the world and about you paying taxes we all pay taxes...and it does not make a difference...they are humans, people that have a heart, breath and hurt...money means nothing it comes and goes...you won't be able to take it with you when you die...yeah i think they need a good meal too...especially on special holidays..
logicstandabovea ll

Huntsville, TX

#8 Jan 21, 2008
Boy, oh boy, people always have to bring a diety into the matter. Then we have jesus coming into play and let's not forget a book that was written by humans over 2000 years ago. The prison is the here and the now and inmates are a result of humans not being able to follow established rules and norms in a society - rules developed by people, not dieties. Wife of the inmate has been "sold a hog." She would have been better off marrying someone from under a bridge. The general public has no idea of what happens inside a prison so this topic is ridiculous. It is a meal, people. It happens once a year. Who cares if it was dry, nasty, turkey.
Melinda

Memphis, TN

#9 Jan 27, 2008
LOOK TO EVERYONE OUT THERE WHO IS HEARTLESS AND DONT CARE ABOUT N E ONE THAT IS SO WRONG TO NOT GIVE THESE MEN AND WOMEN A THANKSGIVING DINNER LOOK JUST BECAUSE THEY HAVE DONE SOMETHING WRONG DOSENT NECESSARILY MEAN THEY DONT DESERVE FOOD I MEAN WERE ALL HUMAN AND I BELIEVE ANYONE WHO SAYS THEY SHOULDNT GET ANYTHING SPECIAL TO EAT IS A DISCRASE TO HUMAN SOCIETY YOU HAVE TO HONESTLY THINK SOME OF THESE PEOPLE ARE BEING HELD INCARCERATED AND DID NOT COMMIT THE CRIME SO THINK ABOUT THAT...... ONE DAY YOU MAY EVEN END UP IN THE SAME PERDICTIMENT THEY ARE IN AND YOUR TELLING ME WE SHOULDNT GIVE YOU NOTHING TO EAT??? I THINK NOT YOU WOULD PROBABALLY BE THE FIRST 1 IN THE CHOW LINE
Melinda HOUSTON TX

Memphis, TN

#10 Jan 27, 2008
AND HAS EVERYONE NOTICED THAT EVER BAD COMMENT HAS EITHER ANONYMOUS NAME OR SOME STUPID SAYING NEXT TO IT... I BELIEVE SOMEONE IS SCARED TO STAND UP 4 WHAT THEY BELIEVE IN STUPID PEOPLE...... AND IM SURE THEY HAVE ALL HAD THERE FALL BACKS... DRUNK DRIVING OR SO ON THEY HAVE JUST BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO NOT GET CAUGHT OR FOR THAT MATTER EVEN BE ALIVE SO JUST THINK ABOUT THE THINGS YOU SAY AND COMMENTS YOU MAKE BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH CAUSE THAT COULD VERY WELL BE YOU ONE OF THESE DAYS
Nora

Cincinnati, OH

#12 Feb 13, 2008
Not all prisoners killed or sold drugs...some have made mistakes, have grown up in abusive homes...WE have all sinned; the difference is we didnt get caught. Open your hearts, they are people too.
Nora

Cincinnati, OH

#13 Feb 13, 2008
Thanks for being a nice person - My loved one is in prison and he is the best person I know - he made a big mistake when we was 21 and has been in 12 yrs has 8 to go before he's up for parole....One should never judge unless you have walked in their shoes...
Bill wrote:
I am sure thaey have done something wrond. Many of them for the first time and a dirt-bag judge had no compassion and all they could do is throw the book at them. I have a cousin there, he murdered someone, but had he been raised in the admonition of God, things might be better. If it were my son, I would be heartbroke and happy that he had a good meal. You should get off your high-horse (anonymous) and find the compassion God intends you to display toward those lost and bound for hell. Some of those inmates that are sitting on there butts as you say, are reading way more Bible than you. Grow up. Hooray for them that were blessed with a good meal.
wife of an inmate

Donna, TX

#14 Feb 15, 2008
the hell to whoever you are that said I was sold a hog. you don't even know my husband. And who do you think you are? Let me guess you are perfect.Yeah whatever. the turkey the inmates had was probably better than what you had. It ain't their fault you had a crappy thanksgiving. And if you are married I feel sorry for your spouse cause you have the attitude of a toliet seat.remember the inmates are human beings. That's far from what you are. Oh I forgot you are perfect
Dee Fearn

Canada

#15 Mar 19, 2008
I feel sorry for the one who feels he or she must use "anonymous" it seems you may have a problem and your attitude is the same as some of these people who are now criminals.They are where they are need to be but are still human beings.
Be careful what you say and who you choose to judge as you never know when something might change your life in the same way.
In some of these prisons the inmates work and are given very little state money.I do hope all had wonderful holidays.
Rosa

Dallas, TX

#16 Apr 5, 2008
anonymous wrote:
if they are in prison they have done something wrong, bad.in my opinion i don't think they deserve to get anything special for thanksgiving. they should get the same meal that they always get. we pay for these pieces of crap to sit on their butts and live for free because they sold drugs , or killed someone. i don't think they deserve a dame thing!!!
WELL LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING MR. ANONYMOUS PEOPLE DESERVE A SECOND CHANCE WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE ANYBODY ONLY GOD CAN JUGDE!!!!!
Rosa

Dallas, TX

#17 Apr 5, 2008
TO MR. OR MISSES ANONYMOUS WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE!!!!!!
Andy Morin

Mcallen, TX

#18 Apr 8, 2008
Why do all the stupid comments come from Huntsville, TX? Is everyone there an idiot, or a prison jailer?
his number one

AOL

#19 Jun 8, 2008
anonymous wrote:
if they are in prison they have done something wrong, bad.in my opinion i don't think they deserve to get anything special for thanksgiving. they should get the same meal that they always get. we pay for these pieces of crap to sit on their butts and live for free because they sold drugs , or killed someone. i don't think they deserve a dame thing!!!
i dont give a fuck if you thank they deserve it or not! my baby daddy is in tdcj the prisoion and i think they should enjoy a thanksgiving feast when november gets here! im pretty sure you have did alot of shit in yo past either when you was young or not to long ago and im sure you didnt deserve some shit but people make mistakes! and i think my baby should get the feast cause he needs to eat like everybody else! and im pretty sure if your loved one was in there you would want them to! so i dont give a dam what you talkin about and ima be here for my boyfriend regardless of what haters like you got to say!
Colorado City Texas

United States

#20 Aug 2, 2008
I work for TDCJ for 12 Yrs. Now and I've Seen the thanksgiving meal it is nothing to fight over but I agree if I had been a victim of one of these child molesters, drug dealers, killers they sit there all day and brag about what they have done and about all the "bitches" they have in the "world" they pass around their most private pictures for other inmates to hang in the shower and "kill" on them I myself have read countless letters of wives and girlfriends while the offender sits there saying that bith just put money in my books lauhging his ass off and how many times have one of you faithful girl friens been on a visit and one of the wives is mad because she came from dallas to visit but cant because the girldfriend has already visited with him but we tell you "It was a friend" lol thats funny. And to all you mothers if you had raised your kids with good morals and dropped your nuts your kids would not be in jail, but you did not and so here we are. Well I Better go I go inmate mail to read contraband to pick up and crocodile tears to see in visitation, Adios Amigos Correctional Officer 5.
WIFEWHOKARES

Matteson, IL

#21 Nov 5, 2008
MY HUSBAN IS IN THERE AND I THINK THAT WAS VERY NICE FOR THEM TO GET A THANKSIVING DINNER THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO SAY THAT THEY DONT DESERVE IT THATS YOUR OPINON BUT YOU DONT HOW IT FEELS UNTIL YOU WALK IN THERE SHOES AN REALLY WHY WOULD YOU CARE YOUR NOT THE ONE DOING IT FOR THEM MY HUSBAND AND ALOT OF INMATES WILL BE VERY THANKFUL FOR THE FOOD

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