Grayson Gile and Corrections Corporat...

Grayson Gile and Corrections Corporation of America

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Bingo

Mounds, IL

#1 Aug 26, 2012
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Is there a connection? Well, they got the two judges.
its me

Herrin, IL

#2 Aug 26, 2012
The only thing I see is he is trying to save JOBS for Pulaski County. What else do we have left? If your trying to insinuate Giles is somehow profiting off CCA, I can't see that. He has got to be better than what we now have. Pay into the Special States Attorney fund and People charged with Class X felony's walk. If you have the Cash or Credit Card, no problem. You get Probation, Charges dismissed or Nolle prosequi (unwilling to pursue). I would have no problem with a minor offense being dismissed.But serious charges if you have the cash is destroying the criminal justice system.
inquiring minds

Mounds, IL

#3 Aug 26, 2012
Isn't Tamms prison in Alexander county? Haven't all the employees been offered positions at other southern Illinois prisons, where most of them worked before going to Tamms?
From what I understand from a guard up at Vienna they're understaffed by something like 60 or 70. That's just one prison, I'm sure others are in the same position.

Who exactly pays the bills(food, utilities, health care, ie. overhead) and the "profits" to these "privately" operated prisons to house prisoners? State gov't, Federal gov't? In other words the tax payer? You do understand YOU are the gov't, right? So all you people that are FOR privatized prisons are actually FOR:
*Human trafficking for PROFIT
*Paying higher taxes to pay for PROFITS to private corporations to house your criminals
*Lower wages for fewer employees plus added salaries to corporate positions such as CEO's, Asst.CEO's, etc.

Interesting what you'd sell for a sack of magic beans.
Wild Bill

Mounds, IL

#4 Aug 26, 2012
its me wrote:
The only thing I see is he is trying to save JOBS for Pulaski County. What else do we have left? If your trying to insinuate Giles is somehow profiting off CCA, I can't see that. He has got to be better than what we now have. Pay into the Special States Attorney fund and People charged with Class X felony's walk. If you have the Cash or Credit Card, no problem. You get Probation, Charges dismissed or Nolle prosequi (unwilling to pursue). I would have no problem with a minor offense being dismissed.But serious charges if you have the cash is destroying the criminal justice system.
What's next, privatizing the entire "criminal justice system" so that we can all be subjected to corporate justice? You would accept Prisons for Profit in exchange for a job? What else would you be willing to trade off for a job? It's your own conformity that is destroying the criminal justice system. Much like the illicit invasion of Iraq, you should give credit where credit is due and accept responsibility for supporting this kind of thing.
kudjo

Mounds, IL

#5 Aug 27, 2012
Wild Bill wrote:
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What's next, privatizing the entire "criminal justice system" so that we can all be subjected to corporate justice? You would accept Prisons for Profit in exchange for a job? What else would you be willing to trade off for a job? It's your own conformity that is destroying the criminal justice system. Much like the illicit invasion of Iraq, you should give credit where credit is due and accept responsibility for supporting this kind of thing.
why don't we privatize the states attorney's office? instead of electing a state's attorney that we would have to pay a full time salary and pay for their health care and pensions, we could just hire one from the "State's Attorneys Corporation of America" when we need one to try a case case or something like that.
this way we could save a lot of money that could be used to hire security guards from National Security Guard Service so we could have police officers in all the towns in Pulaski county.
kudjo

Mounds, IL

#6 Aug 27, 2012
its me wrote:
The only thing I see is he is trying to save JOBS for Pulaski County. What else do we have left? If your trying to insinuate Giles is somehow profiting off CCA, I can't see that. He has got to be better than what we now have. Pay into the Special States Attorney fund and People charged with Class X felony's walk. If you have the Cash or Credit Card, no problem. You get Probation, Charges dismissed or Nolle prosequi (unwilling to pursue). I would have no problem with a minor offense being dismissed.But serious charges if you have the cash is destroying the criminal justice system.
if tamms becomes a private prison will they hire local prison guards to work there or will the CCA bring in their own privately trained and non-union guards?
Lest we forget

AOL

#7 Aug 27, 2012
Grayson Giles used to be our States Attorney, and not a good one. He cut and run to Johnson County and got his butt whipped good. now he is crawling back to Pulaski thinking he can get his old job back. Not a chance Grayson. Keep on looking....
Puppy

Herrin, IL

#8 Aug 27, 2012
I did see Gtayson Giles today stop along the side of the road and attempt to get a puppy out of the highway before it got ran over. You say why would this make him a good states attorney? At least this shows he cares. He didn't do it to get votes because nobody saw him but me!
kudjo

Mounds, IL

#9 Aug 27, 2012
Puppy wrote:
I did see Gtayson Giles today stop along the side of the road and attempt to get a puppy out of the highway before it got ran over. You say why would this make him a good states attorney? At least this shows he cares. He didn't do it to get votes because nobody saw him but me!
Oh wow! A puppy? LOL! Ya think maybe Gile could get us a privatized dog pound with a privatized dog catcher to go with it?
One

Highlandville, MO

#10 Aug 27, 2012
Puppy wrote:
I did see Gtayson Giles today stop along the side of the road and attempt to get a puppy out of the highway before it got ran over. You say why would this make him a good states attorney? At least this shows he cares. He didn't do it to get votes because nobody saw him but me!
I saw him rescue a cricket from the highway. He is a true hero :)
Palidin Eastside

Herrin, IL

#11 Aug 28, 2012
http://paladineastside.com/corrections/tri-co... .

The Tri-County Justice and Detention Center (TCDC), located in Ullin, Illinois, is a 226-bed facility built in 1999 and owned by Pulaski County. It is the only privately run detention facility in the state of Illinois. Pulaski County is under contract with the United States Marshals Service and the Department of Homeland Security to house their detainees. In addition, the facility also holds inmates from surrounding Alexander and Union Counties.

Not sure what Corrections Corporation of America has to do with Tri-County. The Jail is owned by the Tax payers of PULASKI county. It Looks like to me Giles is protecting the tax payers from having to pay for the jail. With the immigration inmates, the jail is paying its own way. After a few years it will be payed off and should bring a profit to the county!!!
my concern

Murphysboro, IL

#12 Aug 28, 2012
I don't care about Grayson Gile opinion on any State issue. What I am concerned about is his secret immunity deal with Zacchaues Maklin. that is what I want to know about. I have nothing against Grayson Gile. I actually like Grayson and I think that his wife is wonderful however I want to know about his immunity deal with Zacchaues Maklin. It would have never came to light if the co-defendant did not confess then it was found out that Grayson had known about the murder for years. What's up with that. There must have been some reason behind the immunity but noone seems to know what the reason was.
Hah

Villa Park, IL

#13 Aug 31, 2012
Lol
Wild Bill

United States

#14 Sep 1, 2012
Palidin Eastside wrote:
http://paladineastside.com/cor rections/tri-county-detention. html.
The Tri-County Justice and Detention Center (TCDC), located in Ullin, Illinois, is a 226-bed facility built in 1999 and owned by Pulaski County. It is the only privately run detention facility in the state of Illinois. Pulaski County is under contract with the United States Marshals Service and the Department of Homeland Security to house their detainees. In addition, the facility also holds inmates from surrounding Alexander and Union Counties.
Not sure what Corrections Corporation of America has to do with Tri-County. The Jail is owned by the Tax payers of PULASKI county. It Looks like to me Giles is protecting the tax payers from having to pay for the jail. With the immigration inmates, the jail is paying its own way. After a few years it will be payed off and should bring a profit to the county!!!
Paladin Eastside Psychological Services, Inc. began as a counseling and mental health facility in 1992 under the name Eastside Psychological and Family Counseling Center, Inc. In 2006, in addition to continuing as a mental health care provider, the company expanded its operations to include private correction facility management . It began operating the SMART program for Travis County, Texas, at a facility located in Del Valle, Texas. To signify this expansion, the name was changed to Paladin Eastside Psychological Services, Inc. In 2008, Paladin Eastside began operating the Tri-County Justice and Detention Center in Ullin, Illinois. Paladin Eastside is actively seeking additional opportunities in the private detention arena.

Hmmm. Could they be seeking "additional opportunities in the private detention arena" with a close eye on Tamms?
Wild Bill

United States

#15 Sep 1, 2012
Are Paladin Eastside Psychological Services, Inc.(PEPS,inc) and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) in competition for privatizing Southern Illinois Prisons? I wonder if they'd be interested in privatizing our police and fire departments also.
If Gile gets elected maybe he'll push for privatizing the State's Attorney's Office and "PEPs,inc" can take over our Commissioner's office too!
Those republicans really know how to control our government. They can get away with anything!
Wild Bill

United States

#16 Sep 1, 2012
Palidin Eastside wrote:
http://paladineastside.com/cor rections/tri-county-detention. html.
The Tri-County Justice and Detention Center (TCDC), located in Ullin, Illinois, is a 226-bed facility built in 1999 and owned by Pulaski County. It is the only privately run detention facility in the state of Illinois. Pulaski County is under contract with the United States Marshals Service and the Department of Homeland Security to house their detainees. In addition, the facility also holds inmates from surrounding Alexander and Union Counties.
Not sure what Corrections Corporation of America has to do with Tri-County. The Jail is owned by the Tax payers of PULASKI county. It Looks like to me Giles is protecting the tax payers from having to pay for the jail. With the immigration inmates, the jail is paying its own way. After a few years it will be payed off and should bring a profit to the county!!!
After a few years it will be payed off and should bring a profit to the county!!! A profit to the "county"? Really now? Why would any private prison want to do that? Your simple assumption that all people in the area are complete and utter morons is an affront, an insult. My personal response to you teabagger is just as simple; bite my Lilly White Ass!
Pulaski County Democrat

United States

#17 Sep 1, 2012
My Vote will go to Mr. Gile, He has done a great job as being our states atty before and will do a much much better job than the Bankruptcy lawyer we have now. Keep on going Mr. Gile you will win!
Pulaski County Republican

United States

#18 Sep 1, 2012
My vote will go to Donna McCann. She has done a fine job for Pulaski County. She has demonstrated honesty and professionalism and will not take bribes from private prison corporations, unlike somebody else we know.
LOL but from Criminals

Herrin, IL

#19 Sep 1, 2012
When her office lost a bad check turned over as evidence, Pulaski County State's Attorney Donna McCann signed a voucher allowing $190 to be paid to a local restaurant owner out of the "Pulaski County State's Attorney's Drug Task Force Fund."

The almost $30,000 in the account resulted from payments in plea deals McCann approved, including $15,000 paid in March by Jimmie Lee Pryor, accused of dealing marijuana. Court records show police arrested Pryor with 82 pounds of pot and $22,600 in cash, which the county confiscated. He pleaded guilty to a lesser possession charge and paid up, and the courts released him on a conditional discharge.

McCann said she saw nothing wrong with negotiating plea deals that include sizable payments to her office's fund.

Ullin police officer Timothy Patrick seized the drugs and cash, plus two boxes of ammunition for a .38-caliber and a .357-caliber magnum pistol, a set of digital scales, and rolls of plastic wrapping from Pryor's home.

"If you've got the money, the message is you can buy your way out of doing time," Patrick said.

Pulaski County Sheriff Randy Kern said defendants should not be allowed to buy their way out of doing time.

"He should have a (prison) record for this crime," Kern said of Pryor.

Reached for comment, Pryor said, "I've been straight all the time." He declined further comment.

Pryor, 60, used a credit card to come up with $15,000 to cover his $150,000 bond and was released on the day of his arrest. He hired a well-known Paducah, Ky., defense lawyer, who negotiated a plea deal that required Pryor to pay almost $50,000 in total fines and costs, mostly to the county, in return for dropping his Class X felony drug charge to the lesser crime of possession of marijuana and letting him go on conditional discharge. His total payments included the $15,000 to the prosecutor's special fund.

McCann said she thought she adequately punished Pryor by "hitting him where it hurts -- in his bank account."

She said she has used about $2,000 of the $30,000 in the anti-crime fund to "send our victim's advocate and law enforcement officers to training."

Pulaski County Treasurer Robert Moore said vouchers signed by McCann showed she also used the fund to pay the local restaurant owner and for a $185 law book.

McCann did not respond to a question about whether she violated state ethical guidelines by using money tied to a plea negotiation to pay for gas and meals for police officers who, in turn, could feel obligated to repay her with votes at election time.

"The negotiated plea entered in the Pryor case was presented in open court and approved by the court," she said in a written statement.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge William Thurston, the judge in the Pryor case, said he did not see a problem with the payments, but said he would investigate whether they might present an ethical violation. He could not be reached later for additional comment.

Arrested again

Some defendants who paid into these funds and saw their charges dropped were later arrested and charged again.

http://press.senaterepublicancaucus.com/Artic...
Pulaski County Republican

Hattiesburg, MS

#20 Sep 1, 2012
Old lies. Proven false and thrown away. BTW, quoting something said by tim patrick doesn't do anything for your attempt at credibility.

VOTE for INTEGRITY!
VOTE for PROFESSIONALISM!
VOTE for the PEOPLE'S INTERESTS!
RE-ELECT DONNA MCCANN!

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