Little changed at Monroe prison since...

Little changed at Monroe prison since murder, say officers

There are 6 comments on the story from Mar 1, 2011, titled Little changed at Monroe prison since murder, say officers. In it, reports that:

MONROE, Wash. Little has been done to improve safety since a female officer was killed at the prison in Monroe Corrections complex in January, according to officers who work there.

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inmate advocate

Lakewood, WA

#1 Mar 4, 2011
why are the inmates paying for someone elses issues??? why is the prison staff not held accountable for dropping the ball on this one!!!!!!simple answer to my qustion, because it is easier to place the blame and to punish those who cannot defend themselves!!! I was totally outraged when I heard the inmates were on lockdown for something they had no control of. The person who took such a precious life and the staff at Monroe should be held accountabe ONLY!! The monster that took her life had a life sentence so he had nothing to lose but rather allow all the other inmates to pay for his crime! that is insane!!!! I plan to work very hard along with others who are just as outraged as I am to be a voice for those who cannot speak out for themselves without suffering consequences! I am on a MISSION!!
COs wife

Harrisonburg, VA

#2 Mar 20, 2011
Quick you know someone in the prison system? Do you know the actual ins and outs of the system? Being the wife of a correctional officer has opened my eyes to what happens at that prison. The inmates have more privilages than a lot of people on the out side of those walls. And the lock down was standard procedure. There is a lot of things behind why they do is not just to "punish" the other inmates. They do it when there is a large scale fight or for many other reasons as well. Prison is not supposed to be fun or rewarding. It is PRISON. You obviously did something wrong to be put there in the first place. Some of those men are rapist, child molesters, murders and the like. What they did would make your skin crawl and they keep doing it when ever possible. The assault guards, nursed and just dont heard about that stuff. Jayme's death did bring all this into the light and into the public eye and it is aweful that it took something of this nature to do that. I fear for my husband daily. The stories I hear from him and his coworkers is unnerving. They through feces and other bodily fluids on the guards. They do things to them you can not imagine. You should be speaking to help the guards not the inmates. They have three meals a day, better cable than most people, flat screen tvs, BBQs for there families...yes I said families with there kids and everthing. They pay $1 for healthcare and we state employees/families just got our medical cut back and the price raised for what we do get. Oh I could go on and on and on about all this. They have it pretty easy in there. Easier that a lot of people stuggling in the economy. maybe you should take another look at what really goes on in there and you might change that mind of yours. Volenteer for a while inthere and see what really takes would you like some murder getting in your face, shoving you against a wall and threatening to kill you and your entire family? They can do just about anything they want...and you are asking for more for them? why don't we just send them to disneyland instead of prison? Would that make you feel better???

Bothell, WA

#3 Jul 6, 2011
Inmates deserve to have NOTHING! & Innocent civilians should be protected more, considering their environment they work in. SAFETY should be the foremost concern.

Ishpeming, MI

#4 Aug 7, 2011
One by one, the dots get connected. The same names keep popping up and they are linked with the same activities over and over and over again until the pattern becomes so clear and undeniable, the circumstantial evidence becomes so overwhelming and the picture emerges that is so frightening that it is hard to believe that it is true. The picture that has emerged is that indeed the major institutions of the United States of America, the CIA, the FBI and the many of our governmental and media institutions are involved in child sexual slavery and ritualistic abuse. The same names keep surfacing in relation to the same subjects over and over again. The CIA, child sexual abuse, the Catholic church, George Bush Sr., The secret societies of the Scull and Bones, the Freemasons, The Knights of Malta and others and on and on and on.
If you think this sounds like some "looney conspiracy theory," congratulations, that's exactly how they programmed you to think, you have been brainwashed - your mind has been successfully obliterated. For, the evidence presented on the website is so overwhelming and so indisputable that to ignore it any longer or write it off as too outrageous to be true, is to be a low immoral retarded coward. If you decide to continue reading, prepare yourself to connect all the dots of this evil incarnate. Read on. Your life and the safety of you family depends on it. ...

Ishpeming, MI

#5 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 nation’s prisons – not only by prisoners, but also by guards and other staff members.

PLN’s 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 nation’s 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 “total institutions,” it is impossible for prisoners to voluntarily consent to sexual advances by staff members who exert complete control over their lives – 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 hasn’t. We would like to say our continued coverage on this subject has deterred sexual abuse by prison staff. It didn’t.

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 nation’s 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. (S(2k2z3c45l4t02gug2ul2wlzm))/ displayArticle.aspx?articleid= 21225&AspxAutoDetectCookie Support=1
Red Riding HOOD

United States

#6 Aug 8, 2011
The scary thing is, when these people get out of prison, they keep on doing the same things until they go right back. I see it happenning as we speak. What can be done to rehabillitate the ones who obviously do not want to be rehabillitated?
The saddest thing is when they have kids , and don't know right from wrong, how can they teach their kids right from wrong? The problem just keeps growing.

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