Pollock prison still in lockdown stat...

Pollock prison still in lockdown status following death of inmate

There are 638 comments on the KLFY-TV Lafayette story from Jan 7, 2008, titled Pollock prison still in lockdown status following death of inmate. In it, KLFY-TV Lafayette reports that:

Federal officials have confirmed the death of an unidentified inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock. via KLFY-TV Lafayette

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viola

Dexter, NY

#123 Sep 25, 2009
The proceeding posts were meant to show those who feel inmates are the lowest scurge of the earth, to look a little deeper, when a cop or law enforcement officer of any kind steps across the line it just doesnt get any lower.

The Government officals and law enforcement officers that do their jobs with their oath of office at the forefront of their work ethics,have my complete support .
It is those that cross the line, or turn a blind eye that need to be punished or made an example of.
My objective in all of this is the same as it started out being, To help protect and gain insight and assitance for my son.
I maintain the opinion that USP POLLOCK, is still under staffed, and under funded, and untill an open investigation is launched into what is happening behind the walls there due to this lack of under staffing and under funding and the employment of those who continually cross the line and abuse their power and their office are stopped, not much if anything is going to change at USP POLLOCK.
Pray for my son.
viola

Dexter, NY

#124 Sep 25, 2009
NOWHERE KIDS......SMILE EMPTY SOUL(SONG LYRICS)
in the land of dirt and plaster
lies an army of a thousand nowhere kids
losing ground and falling faster
into a life that no one should have to live

we are the people that you hate
we are the bastards that you created
a generation with no place
a generation of all your sons and daughters

behind the fake family image
behind the smile of a thousand moms and dads
inside the cage that we've been given
i see an image of the future that we don't have

[chorus]

and what did you expect ... a perfect child
raised by tv sets ... abandoned every mile
we never get respect ... never a fair trial
no one gives a shit ... as long as we smile
viola

Dexter, NY

#125 Sep 25, 2009
According to the info i recieved, USP POLLOCK has loosened the lock down status, letting inmates enjoy a small amount of time out of lockdown.
when asked when lock down would be over, i was told it is pending on inmate realtions during the time they are let out into population together, slowly if nothing goes wrong, locl down will be lifted. how slowly? no one seems to know. but it is a step in the right direction, i was also told that all the inmates there were ok, including my son.
It is a much better friday now.

to all of those with loved ones at USP POLLOCK, Please pass this info along to others you may know who are involved with inmates there.
keep the faith.
arlene in phoenix oregon

Roseburg, OR

#126 Sep 25, 2009
I did not know Pollock was in lockdown. Was this recently? My son has been e mailing me until today, but he doesn't receive all my posts. Maybe they have too many to read, the staff that is.Rick usually writes me at least 3 times a day, but not the last couple of days.
Take care Viola
Arlene in Oregon
viola

Dexter, NY

#127 Sep 25, 2009
Arlene ,
According to my sources they have been in lock down, which they are in the process of lifting.
You take Care to Arelene.
Keep the Faith.
Viola
arlene in phoenix oregon

Roseburg, OR

#128 Sep 25, 2009
Viola,
When they transferred my son from Herlong Calif to Pollock Louisiana over a year ago after he was in lock down for 9 months for not admitting he knew staff brought in cigarettes, as he wouldn' squeal, the Warden in Pollock told me after my son done about 18 mnths in Pollock, they would try and transfer him back here to Oregon. Well, He did not tell the truh because my son has been there over a year now and they just put him in FCI and that is not Oregon. I guess when they are in lockdown, Rick is in another part now, and they were not in lockdown.
Thank you anyway for the info.Is your son in the regular Pollock Prison>
Thanks for the note .
Take care and Bless you and your Son
Arlene in Oregon
beb

Plano, TX

#129 Sep 30, 2009
to any or all the families of inmates at pollock can you please let me know what the procedures is when visiting they just transfer my son from chicagoIam so worried a phone call or just a line or two would help any advice is greatly appreciated.GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
arlene in phoenix oregon

Roseburg, OR

#130 Oct 1, 2009
beb wrote:
to any or all the families of inmates at pollock can you please let me know what the procedures is when visiting they just transfer my son from chicagoIam so worried a phone call or just a line or two would help any advice is greatly appreciated.GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
Beb, If your son was recently transferred to Pollock, they usually don't let them contact anyone until they go through their procedures.I really don't know what the procedures are , but sometimes they put them alone , until they decide where to detain them. I did n't hear from my son for 2 weeks after he got there.
Then there is the possibility of the Prison being in Lockdown, which they are frequently.then you can no longer visit even if you have had them tell you that you could. I never heard of a prison that was this bad , as I think they spend most of their time in lockdown.
I always worry for my son, because I heard that most of these prisoners are Lifers and could care less what they do as they can't get any more time applied to a sentence if they are already Lifers.
Thank GOD, my son has been transferred to Pollock FCI where they don't have as many lifers, and they let my son work.It is somethig called Unicor , and he makes underware for service men.
I have been corresponding with my son over e mail at the prison until last week when they decided to change the server.I think he was paying 5 cents a note to write me.This was great. I haven't seen him for 9 years. They did send me a note that I would get a new access to the e mail on October 5th. They usually don't ask you anything and you just click on a " yes you accept" then he can write you.Since you haven't been on this mail with yourson, you may have to ask him to ask them and give him your e mail address, hen when you get said notice, you say yes.
In the meantime, on your computer type in google or search pollock prison. then on left choose , I think it is south central, then you will see all about this prison, the visiting and all.
Hope this helps ad you get in touch with him. You can mail me , if they let me put my addy

Arlene

arlenesherwood@gmail.com
Im Just Saying

United States

#131 Oct 4, 2009
Hello to all concerned of their loves, this is my second post for some reason or another my first one didn't get posted on this forum, I had a lot to say being that my brother has been transferred there and I've read all of the pervious post, I beleive the person who says that people are there because of who you piss off by not helping or it could be because of what you know and not willing to tell..well that's true so because my brother would not particpate in their unlawful games they rounded up a few criminals (who have now openly admitted to being approached and coached by law officals)facing the 3 strike rule and put together a conspricay charge against my brother and now he's there. Who has been in NO trouble since 1974 (-+ a month)used that to enhance is sentence (2003)..he have been tranferred from a facility where he had NO disciplines,obtained his college degree, placed a request to transfer closer to home due to mothers health. They sent him an additional 20 hours away from her. Conspiracy. He belive in the Lord, its in his hands. Praying for all.
arlene in phoenix oregon

Roseburg, OR

#132 Oct 4, 2009
Im Just Saying wrote:
Hello to all concerned of their loves, this is my second post for some reason or another my first one didn't get posted on this forum, I had a lot to say being that my brother has been transferred there and I've read all of the pervious post, I beleive the person who says that people are there because of who you piss off by not helping or it could be because of what you know and not willing to tell..well that's true so because my brother would not particpate in their unlawful games they rounded up a few criminals (who have now openly admitted to being approached and coached by law officals)facing the 3 strike rule and put together a conspricay charge against my brother and now he's there. Who has been in NO trouble since 1974 (-+ a month)used that to enhance is sentence (2003)..he have been tranferred from a facility where he had NO disciplines,obtained his college degree, placed a request to transfer closer to home due to mothers health. They sent him an additional 20 hours away from her. Conspiracy. He belive in the Lord, its in his hands. Praying for all.
YOU DIDN'T POST YOUR NAME, BUT YOU ARE CORRECT.Your brother was probably like my son. My son was in Herlong Calif, never any problems, went through most of what your bro did, but when Staff brought cigarettes in and he seen this and they questioned him and he would not tell, he was then sent to Pollock. Which I think is just about the worst. Although they kept my son alone in the hole at Herlong first for 9 months before transferring him to Pollock.
He hates or did hate it there, but being able to e mail people helps. He is now in Pollock FCI and works for about 40 cents a day in Unicor, which I guess is in the prison.
I have been told that they send just little drug offenders to Pollock to teach them a lesson if they don't snitch. My son never would snitch. They say Pollock is almost nothing but lifers, so thy don't care if they kill someone because how can they sentence them any more???I worried so about my son, but he is a big boys, but so are some of the murderers???

If you would like to talk you can e mail me at

arlenesherwood@gmail.com
Maybe yourbro has been able to e mail you and then it is better. Arlene in Oregon
Im just saying

Norfolk, VA

#133 Oct 8, 2009
Thanks Arlene in Phoenix Oregon and I'll email you.
Question,have you ever heard of freedom foundation? if so can you provide me with an address or email information.
Thanks in advance
arlene in phoenix oregon

Eugene, OR

#134 Oct 10, 2009
Hi, I don't know what your name is, but yes I hve heard of the freedom foundation. I don't know what it is but I think if you would just type in google that name , it will come up. You can find anything that way.Do you get e mail from your son?

arlenesherwood@gmail.com

Arlene
seen it first hand

Chicago, IL

#135 Nov 12, 2009
Jessie wrote:
Wake up! your son is a convict! He's getting what he deserves
if people only knew what really goes on behind them walls this lady wouldent say shit like that no one with a non violent crime deservs that i was in pollock for four years and personall seen at least 15 bodys roll out of there and for no reason and so many assults with wepons and the co s didnt give a shit they just let it go on it is exactally what they say it is a living hell you people just dont know so fuck that lady that said the shit i wouldnt wish thaton my worst enemy and karmas a bitch so becareful what you put on people because it comes back to you ten times worse.
Frank

New York, NY

#136 Nov 13, 2009
My friend's locked up in Pollock and he asked me to Western Union some money to another inmate's wife who lives in Kansas City because he owes this inmate money. Anyone know anything about this kind of stuff?
arlene in phoenix oregon

Eugene, OR

#137 Nov 14, 2009
Hi Frank,
Yes it is easy to e maithrough western union to a prisoner.
Use this number 1 800-634-3422
Get a live person by dialing o when you can.
Then they ask you the code city which for my son in pollock is BPOE and may be the same for everyone. ASK them and tell them which prison. Then they ask the prisoners sid or federal number. You have to use a debit or credit card. you can send up to 100.00 for 5.95, but this is why I want a live person as they charge more if you call 24 it.
The money gets there right then. Immediatly.
Hope this helps.Arlene
arlene in phoenix oregon

Eugene, OR

#138 Nov 14, 2009
Frank,
Sorry I mis read your letter. If you are sending this money to ,,,out of prison,,you have to ask them how to do that.
Arlene
viola davies

Dexter, NY

#139 Nov 23, 2009
Seen it first hand, Thank -You for speaking out about life behind the walls of USP POLLOCK.
Frank, Arlene's information to you is correct.
Arlene, Hugs and Blessings.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.
An update:
the Bureau of prisons has allowed a system via the internet by which families and friends and inmates can e-mail eachother.
the website is called corrlinks.
www.corrlinks.com
ask your relative /friend behind bars if this is available to them. it is a fantastic way to keep in touch.

Since: Nov 09

United States

#140 Nov 23, 2009
I use to think justice was fair and that only bad people are in prison until a friend spent 7 years in federal prison for a minor offense and didn't have money for a decent lawyer. At least it was a federal offense meaning a federal prison.
arlene in phoenix oregon

Roseburg, OR

#141 Nov 23, 2009
Hi Viola,
Thank you for the hugs ((((hugs))), right back to you.I have talked to you before , a long time ago.
My son is in Pollock FCI, and at least they have moved him to a lower security part. THANK GOD!! That place is full of lifers, and they would just as soon stab oyu as look at you. They have nothing to lose.
I think I told you a long time ago , that my son is in for mostly drugs, doing them himself, not selling. Then he , in his 20's did give the police a bad time in our home town of Oregon.He done a few eludes , as he had a small amount of drugs in his car. They would never catch him, and this made them mad at him, so much so, that they had an informant,who had a worse record than he did,, plant a weapon where he stayed for a few nights.
Well, Needless to say, they got him for a gun, which , he never owned one in his life. Then he had a crooked attorney that told him not to go to trial as he could get 40 years. Well, he listened and they gave him 15 years, for a gun he never even knew was in that house. No finger prints, nothing. He has done 10 of the 15 now.
I even have an original note from the real owner of said gun, but the attorney would not use it.
He was in a cell in Pollock with Gene Gottie (sp), the big mob guy, brother to John.
When they recently moved him to Pollock FCI, he now makes underware for service men.
I now am able to e mail my son and have been able to since September.
If they have this service in the prison where your son is, ask your son to tell them to send you an invite.
It is the only way you can communicate, if he ok's it.
The first thing I do every morning is write a short note to my son and it is so great to see his small notes on there, even though he does not know, since he left 10 years ago, I have had botched surgeries and am disabled. I sur wish he were home, and probably won't live long enough to ever see him again. I am sorry I have rambled on like this.
And a special HI to the Waco Kid also.

Arlene in Oregon
viola davies

Dexter, NY

#142 Nov 25, 2009
Hi Arlene,
Hugs, smiles, and wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Yes we have spoken before ,I am aware of your son's situation,which sounds very similar to what happened to my son.
Crooked cops, crappy lawyer the list goes on and on
about how many young men were railroaded into a life behind bars because of our so-called legal system.
It would appear that it has become just another tool for those who would use it to suit their own agendas.
The corruption in this country from the local level all the way to the federal level seems beyond repair,But i hold out hope that in the future we will have A Man in the white house who actually cares about a legal system that is free from corruption.
But in a State such as louisiana where public officals accept 300 million dollar bribes i would not count on it becoming better before it becomes much worse.
The scenario doesnt really differ much from state to state, it's all the same obviously, when my son began his sentence in new york, was sent to another state where he was railroaded and now is in pollock, sound fair? there is nothing fair about our legal system, unless of course you can afford an expensive laywer and have a bank account that will allow you to pad palms with bribes .
It is when people allow themselves to sink to the depths of corruption ,that this country becomes weaker, the legal system and laws but a joke to them, their bank accounts and evil deeds must really console them as they watch lives being destroyed needlessly by their own corruption and greed,
I may suffer , my son may suffer, but we will come out of this stronger and wiser and with a clear conscience that we have not even in our despair sunk to their depths, it is this and the knowledge that other people such as you and i arlene ,who have sons who are now felons thanks to the system in the eyes of all that is right and good about this country , will stand above them , because we held to what was right, did not faulter and did not sink along with the rest of the rats on the sinking ship that they have made out of this country.
I do ramble on too.
My blessings and wishes to Everyone for a Happy Thanksgiving.
Waco kid you know the truth, keep singing it from the roof tops, it is the only way this will ever end, they need to be exposed and people need to be educated as to what their rights are,
keep the faith
viola

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