Guard strangled at Wash. state prison

Guard strangled at Wash. state prison

There are 8 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jan 30, 2011, titled Guard strangled at Wash. state prison. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

A Washington state corrections officials says a guard has been found strangled inside a prison chapel.

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Fed Up

AOL

#1 Jan 30, 2011
Duh! A WOMAN guard , working alone, strangled? How, how how..........
damifino

Gettysburg, PA

#2 Jan 30, 2011
Workmans comp will take care of it!
George n Weezy

Shrewsbury, PA

#3 Jan 30, 2011
Weezy say she hope it aint no brother this time. I doesn't like bettin' against the homey team, but....
Finepix

Pflugerville, TX

#4 Jan 30, 2011
There's a budget crises every where.

Since: Jul 10

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Jan 31, 2011
My heart is heavy right now! My condolences to the officers family and friends!
GWG

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Feb 1, 2011
Budget crisis or not the decision to let this man into a medium security prison when a psychologist had determined that this THREE strike offender would commint more crimes in the future is just retarded. Whatever sick, stupid, idiotic man made this choice should be brought up on charges. I mean come on! This criminal freely admitted he would repeat offend again which is why he got his LIFE SENTENCE. So i ask why, why was he let into a medium security prison? Why was he allowed to even come out of his cage in the first place? He is a rapist and he burns people, what the fuck? Do we really need to hold the hands of these people and help them make the right choices? We have to pay for this three ring circus.

Since: Jul 10

Las Vegas, NV

#7 Feb 1, 2011
GWG wrote:
Budget crisis or not the decision to let this man into a medium security prison when a psychologist had determined that this THREE strike offender would commint more crimes in the future is just retarded. Whatever sick, stupid, idiotic man made this choice should be brought up on charges. I mean come on! This criminal freely admitted he would repeat offend again which is why he got his LIFE SENTENCE. So i ask why, why was he let into a medium security prison? Why was he allowed to even come out of his cage in the first place? He is a rapist and he burns people, what the fuck? Do we really need to hold the hands of these people and help them make the right choices? We have to pay for this three ring circus.
I agree with you 100%! The people in charge are to blame ! They set this officer up to fail
rider

Marquette, MI

#8 Aug 7, 2011
Sunday, August 07, 2011 6:42 PM

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Sexual Abuse by Prison and Jail Staff Proves Persistent, Pandemic

by Gary Hunter

Sexual assault, rape, indecency, deviance. These terms represent reprehensible behavior in our society. They also represent recurring themes in our nationís prisons Ė not only by prisoners, but also by guards and other staff members.

PLNís August 2006 cover story, Guards Rape of Prisoners Rampant, No Solution in Sight, profiled examples of sexual abuse by prison guards and other employees in 26 states. Since that time the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission has issued proposed standards to reduce sexual abuse behind bars, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics has released reports on sexual victimization in our nationís prisons and jails. The latter reports found that over 60% of allegations of sexual abuse involved staff members rather than other prisoners.

What has not changed in the past several years is the continued rape and sexual exploitation of prisoners by prison and jail employees who are supposed to ensure their safety. All 50 states have enacted laws criminalizing sex between prisoners and prison staff; thus, employees who engage in sexual misconduct can no longer claim consent as a defense.

Due to the nature of prisons as ďtotal institutions,Ē it is impossible for prisoners to voluntarily consent to sexual advances by staff members who exert complete control over their lives Ė and in some cases over their release from prison.

Past issues of PLN have pushed this significant problem to the forefront. We would like to report that exposure of this issue has eased the problem. It hasnít. We would like to say our continued coverage on this subject has deterred sexual abuse by prison staff. It didnít.

Prison and jail employees are more out of control than ever. From state to state, north to south, east to west, sexual misconduct by guards and other staff members continues to weave its way through the fabric of our nationís prisons. A common thread of rape, debauchery and even sexual torture is present in detention facilities nationwide.

This time we bring you recent reports from 39 states, which constitute only a fraction of the tragic truth about rape and sexual abuse by prison and jail workers. Indeed, it would easily be possible to publish a monthly magazine consisting of nothing but substantiated reports of the sexual assault of prisoners by their captors. It also illustrates the shortcomings of the PREA which contains no real enforcement mechanism to stop or deter sexual assaults, merely the collection of data self reported by the agencies holding the prisoners.

https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/

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