Inmate kills self at Ionia prison

Full story: WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

A prisoner at the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia died Monday after hanging himself in his cell.
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only GOd Can judge

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#122
Aug 17, 2008
 
thank you peace - i really appreciate the information just one last question - how can i get to the lets chat forum....
Peace

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#123
Aug 17, 2008
 
you look at the index for forums,it says Lets Chat..go from there. think its grandrapids,mi forum.i live in wyoming,mi..good luck
only GOd Can judge

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#124
Aug 17, 2008
 
still cant find..nevermind..im all searched out for tonite..but it was truly a blessing to talk to you...thanks a million
MomofanAngel

Grand Rapids, MI

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#125
Aug 18, 2008
 
TAZ wrote:
Well, that is too bad. You know this would not have happened if he were in Allegan, they use tents, and I sure the tent would not hold a grown man. I knew this tent thing was genius!
Get it right, Taz. The tents are in Kalamazoo, about 20 miles away.
MomofanAngel

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#126
Aug 18, 2008
 
I'd swear I read something about the Great State of Michigan paying for medication for inmates. My husband works but our insurance co-pays are so high that I can't afford my medications, including anti-depressants. Guess I should go out and rob a bank so I can get my meds. Maybe I'd feel better.
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Stanton, MI

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#127
Aug 19, 2008
 

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Wendy wrote:
<quoted text>Well, maybe you can grow up and stop treating people like jerks! I was just making a statement, and maybe it was useless to you, but some people don't realize those things! Stop being so rude and treat people the way you want to be treated!
I like treating people like "jerks". It's fun to see how wound up you get when someone makes fun of your post. Cry some more Wendy!!!!!!!!!!
Rain

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#128
Aug 19, 2008
 
MomofanAngel-Your comment about State of Michigan paying for meds for inmates,I saw a comment posted on this thread #79,[about a paroled convict]I havent heard of anything else,I thought the inmates had to have their own money to pay for their Own things they NEED,ciggs.,paper,stamps,proba bly their Meds.[jobs inside the walls to pay for them to Earn alittle money for themselves]If Michigan does pay for them,probably low-grade Generic kind.I am only guessing.someone told me this.
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Milford, MI

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#129
Aug 19, 2008
 

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Thanks to those that show they have a heart. He is my ex brother in law and left behind a son. It is quite sad to know the depression finally got the rest of him.
Wendy

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#130
Aug 19, 2008
 
only GOd Can judge wrote:
I speak because my sister was meeting a guy about a month ago who said he had a tv and digital camera for sale. he works at a pawn shop so she had no reason to question where these items came from. She met him oak park and was taken to jail for buying stolen goods. Her three children were placed in protective services. she sits with a half million dollar bond - in oakland county jail. Three days ago the gaurds beat her. Dragging her on the floor by her hair, kicking her where do you draw the line? punishinment or abuse?
I am sorry, but there HAS to be more to the story than this. A Judge is not going to order a half a million dollar bond on buying stolen goods. Something sounds fishy to me here... She also wouldn't be doing prison time for buying stolen goods unless she has a former background of prison time, so what's the REAL story???
Wendy

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#131
Aug 19, 2008
 
unknown wrote:
<quoted text>I like treating people like "jerks". It's fun to see how wound up you get when someone makes fun of your post. Cry some more Wendy!!!!!!!!!!
Believe me, I don't cry over anything anyone posts on here, I just think you're a complete jerk and have no reason to treat people the way you have.
wondering

Ionia, MI

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#133
Sep 6, 2008
 
i have a question,
how old was he?
asdf

Grand Rapids, MI

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#134
Sep 6, 2008
 
good job wrote:
Thanks for saving us some tax dollars!
The lawsuit and /or settlement that the prison is probably going to lose is going to cost more than jailing this guy for life...
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Sep 6, 2008
 

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wondering wrote:
i have a question,
how old was he?
I'll bet Wendy the guard knows.
Wendy

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#136
Sep 7, 2008
 
unknown wrote:
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I'll bet Wendy the guard knows.
I'm not a guard, I am an Officer. I don't know who the prisoner was that died at MTU, so therefore I wouldn't be able to tell you his age!
jodi christian

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#137
Jan 17, 2009
 
color wrote:
This is a sad story, and so is the one of the young 20 yr. old.
Depression/mental illness is nothing to joke about. My condolences to the family.
where can i find information on the 20 year old who hung himself in ionia??? that is my brother
KRosa

Saginaw, MI

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#139
Feb 1, 2009
 
Tax Payer wrote:
One more P.O.S we don't have to pay for
Obvivously you have never had someone you care about away from you. So who are you to judge. It would be a cold day in hell if you had to go there then huh?

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#140
Feb 1, 2009
 
jodi christian wrote:
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where can i find information on the 20 year old who hung himself in ionia??? that is my brother
If he was really your brother, wouldn't you know how about his situation?
JROSA

Saginaw, MI

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#141
Feb 1, 2009
 
Ionian wrote:
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Must be they can't stand not breaking the law either. I don't feel sorry for any of them, they put themselves in the situation they are in.
For all of you who want to talk crap about the Corrections Officers have you stopped and thought about the job they have to do and what they are faced with on a daily basis? Why don't you take the time to talk with one of them and let them tell you some stories, you'd probably quit feeling sorry for the criminals!
HAVE YOU EVER WORKED OR BEEN TO PRISON?I DID 5 YEARS AND CORRECTION OFFICERS ARE MORE CORRUTED THAN SOME INMATES. YOU DON'T SEE WHAT GOES ON IN THERE.NOT ALL INMATES ARE BAD.SOME GO TO PRISON FOR PROVIDING FOR THEIR FAMILIES.SO I DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR ANY C.O'S. FREE MY BRO.!
JROSA

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#142
Feb 1, 2009
 
Wendy wrote:
<quoted text>The man was in MTU, a prison, NOT a jail! You really have NO idea how a prison is run do you? Prisons house people from ALL over different counties, we ride people in and out every week. Prisons try to rotate people in and out so that "gangs" are kept down and prisoners aren't with all their other buddies. They also rotate them around based on their classification levels. Yes, prisons are full, but basically all the prisons do is swap prisoners for other prisoners.
So why is it so hard for an inmate to transfer from m.t.u. or up north? I did 5 years and I didn't run into any gangs.Maybe back in the early 90's.Gangs in Michigan are washed up.You got these wannabes maybe.

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Since: Jul 08

Grand Rapids, MI

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#143
Feb 1, 2009
 
But hey, lets break the laws and keep letting illegals come across the border.Our own government should kill themselves or lock themselves up.

Only if the "law" was the law, this person would not have killed himself.
My idea is, if being jailed accommodated him to kill himself, then the jail should be brought up on murder charges.
It is an institution, and are 100% liable for fights, drugs getting in, patrolling this long known gayhome BS, and gangs.

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