Former prison guard sentenced to 8 yrs.

Former prison guard sentenced to 8 yrs.

There are 46 comments on the WISH-TV 8 Indiana News story from Mar 21, 2009, titled Former prison guard sentenced to 8 yrs.. In it, WISH-TV 8 Indiana News reports that:

A former prison guard will be on the other side of the bars after being sentenced to eight years in prison for helping a convicted double murderer escape the Rockville Correctional Facility.

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confused

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Mar 29, 2009
I really don't understand how a public official, convicted of aiding an escape, known to be trafficking with the sane inmate and having a sexual relationship with her, cand get a sentence little more than her friend who did nothing more than driver her away from the acility after being notified, per Scott, that today is the day, and why this same driver received more press attention than the officer who planned the escape and orhestrated the entire thing? There was an abundance of false information released about the get-away driver and nobody seemed to care, yet not much was said about the officer who obviously had a pretty big investment in Sarah Pender or did she have more on him thatn was ever made public or perhaps even more on the entire Rockville Correctional Facility. When will the whole truth come out or will it remain another corrupt cover-up
why me

Fort Recovery, OH

#2 Mar 29, 2009
the law enforcement workers always get less punishment then civilians.
confused

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Mar 29, 2009
why me wrote:
the law enforcement workers always get less punishment then civilians.
Actually he got the same prison time, but is still a trustee in the Parke County Jail while she is being harassed and abused on a daily basis at the very facility she assisted Sarah in escaping from. You would not believe some of the things that have been said to her and the almost daily intimidation by the "professionals" who work there. If it were not for the other inmates who watch her back, shw would not be able to survive. As it is, she rarely leaves her dorm to even go to chow hall because some officer will be in her face about something. She made a mistake, a big mistake, but why does the system have the right to commit acts that would be criminal outside of there and be applauded for doing them in there
The Truth

Greenwood, IN

#4 Mar 29, 2009
confused wrote:
<quoted text> Actually he got the same prison time, but is still a trustee in the Parke County Jail while she is being harassed and abused on a daily basis at the very facility she assisted Sarah in escaping from. You would not believe some of the things that have been said to her and the almost daily intimidation by the "professionals" who work there. If it were not for the other inmates who watch her back, shw would not be able to survive. As it is, she rarely leaves her dorm to even go to chow hall because some officer will be in her face about something. She made a mistake, a big mistake, but why does the system have the right to commit acts that would be criminal outside of there and be applauded for doing them in there
You are full of it. She is not in any danger from the guards. She could file any amount of grievences about your percieved abuse she wants to. They are taken very seriously.
confused

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Mar 29, 2009
The Truth wrote:
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You are full of it. She is not in any danger from the guards. She could file any amount of grievences about your percieved abuse she wants to. They are taken very seriously.
Just goes to show your ignorance of the real situation of the facility. There is a list of over 14 things that have transpired including the officers names and days and times of the incidents and the complete details. Complaints reported at the facility level are mysteriously lost or misplaced just like the legal mail that disappeared after it was sealed and initialed. You want names, I'll give you names. but they will all soon be public knowlwedge, very soon. If you really want them exposed on the internet, just say the word and I'll be happy to name each individual officer, including the one who told her she was nothing, but he was something and she would wish she was before he was done and that she nnede to keep her mouth shut about happens in there or perhaps the two officers who woke her up in the middle of the night talking about what they would like to do to her while standing at the foot of her bed. I suppose these kind of incidents are OK in your book. If you work there then you need to open your eyes and look through the smoke screen.
The Truth

Greenwood, IN

#6 Mar 29, 2009
You are full of it.
confused

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Mar 29, 2009
The Truth wrote:
You are full of it.
You sir, call yourself the truth, yet obviously the truth is used as a way of saying the only truth you believe is what you want to believe, not the real thing. In fact, there are a lot of good, hard working officers and others who work at the RCF, and they truly have my respect and the respect of the inmates who are trying to repay society for their criminal deeds. Yes, I am full of it. You're right! I'm full of self righteous hypocrites who refuse to see the writing on the wall. I don't want to believe you are one of those, and as I have stated, upon request I will produce names. I cannot put names and incidents together due to legal sction that is taking place, but I can give names and incidents out of order, and will happily do so for any truly concerned individual. This is not a game nor is it intended to be detrimental to those good people at RCF. Ms. Long just wants to serve her sentence without living in fear of the staff of the facility where she is housed. Serve it she will, and without reservation, but not under the current conditions, at least not without making a whole lot of noise at every turn. Thank you for your response.
Ex-offender

Bowling Green, KY

#8 Apr 4, 2009
I think we all know who confused really is, he has just changed his name again. I spent nearly 3 yrs at rcf, and I agree there are dirty officers there, but there are also good, fair ones that truly care and follow the rules. I do not believe for a minute that any officer there would harm Jamie Long. They may enforce the rules she is trying to get around, but I cannot imagine that any of them would do anything to put themselves at risk, especially after all that has happened with Spitler.

Jamie is still playing games. She may rarely leave the dorm, but she isn't too afraid when she and her girlfriend are having sex in the bathroom now is she?

I did my time, without any CAB's, and I learned my lesson. I saw things I hope I never see again. I hope that Jamie actually learns something in there and stops blaming others for what she did, and her role in Sara's escape. I believe the reason she got more publicity that Spitler is because she was talking and saying STUPID things, like she hoped Sara never got caught and that Sara was her "wife". She never gave a second thought to own family and how this would affect them. I do not believe for a minute that she knew nothing about it and just got a call. She was involved with the planning from the beginning!

Thats just my opinion.
wizardljl

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Apr 4, 2009
Ex-offender wrote:
I think we all know who confused really is, he has just changed his name again. I spent nearly 3 yrs at rcf, and I agree there are dirty officers there, but there are also good, fair ones that truly care and follow the rules. I do not believe for a minute that any officer there would harm Jamie Long. They may enforce the rules she is trying to get around, but I cannot imagine that any of them would do anything to put themselves at risk, especially after all that has happened with Spitler.
Jamie is still playing games. She may rarely leave the dorm, but she isn't too afraid when she and her girlfriend are having sex in the bathroom now is she?
I did my time, without any CAB's, and I learned my lesson. I saw things I hope I never see again. I hope that Jamie actually learns something in there and stops blaming others for what she did, and her role in Sara's escape. I believe the reason she got more publicity that Spitler is because she was talking and saying STUPID things, like she hoped Sara never got caught and that Sara was her "wife". She never gave a second thought to own family and how this would affect them. I do not believe for a minute that she knew nothing about it and just got a call. She was involved with the planning from the beginning!
Thats just my opinion.
Thank you for your commesnt. It's obvious you don't my wife or you would know that the one thing she does not do is drum up things against people. You don't have a clue about what goes on there involving her. As far as the bathroom sex, try again Her and her "girlfriend' aren't that dumb. Would you like to enluighten us on your bathroom sexual escapades? Once again as I said a long tim ago and confused said as well. When do you want the names of the officers posted and which of the incidents would you like to know about? I'm genuinely concerned about what kind of inmate you were. I hope and pray you were one of the good ones and I wish you only the best outside that fence. All Jamie wants to do is serve her sentence without living in fear. If you cannot comprehend that I fee sorry for you. At least she is not hiding in the Parke County Jail as a Trustee. She pleaded guilt for the crime she committed and doesn't want or expect special treatment so unless you are there by her side 24/7 do not tell me what is going on in there. I mean you no disrespect, but you certainly have disrespected myself and my wife without knowing all the facts. You do not know us as we do not know you, so I will not lower myself to thow childish insults in ignorance. It's people like yourself who let these bad officers get away with things. You are right, there are some wonderful officers there. Hard working men and women who deserve respet becaue they actually care about the job they are doing and the effect and impact they have on the inmates. They are not power hungry woman abusers who couldn't hold down a real job in the real world Good officers are there and God Bless them. I'm sure the majority of officers are good people, but the few bad ones who obviously have people so intimidated they're afraid to stand up to them, will survive if permitted. As in every walk of life there is good and bad. I do not condemn the good, but I will scream as loud as I can and take this to what ever level is needed to weed out the bad, from officer through to Captain. Thankyou for your time and may your days be filled with blessings
Ex-offender

Bowling Green, KY

#10 Apr 4, 2009
How can you say its people like me that let dirty officers get away with things? That is far from the truth. I never had any bathroom sex during my stay at rcf. I still keep in contact with a few women that are still there and word on the hill is that Jamie and her girl take every opportunity they can. If I am wrong, I apologize, but the sources I hear from have no reason to lie.

You said you were curious about my stay at rcf. I spent nearly 3 yrs for a crime I committed. I accept full responsibility for my actions. I made a decision to change my life and I have.

I did not mean to disrespect you, and I realize you are gonna support Jamie no matter what, I am just saying it is not fair for you or your family to have to pay for what she did. No one made her, no one forced her. She chose, and now must live with the consequences. I have no pity for her or Spitler. He was a dirty co when I was there. I just did my time and got the hell out of there!

I also wish you the best.
wizardljl

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Apr 4, 2009
Ex-offender wrote:
How can you say its people like me that let dirty officers get away with things? That is far from the truth. I never had any bathroom sex during my stay at rcf. I still keep in contact with a few women that are still there and word on the hill is that Jamie and her girl take every opportunity they can. If I am wrong, I apologize, but the sources I hear from have no reason to lie.
You said you were curious about my stay at rcf. I spent nearly 3 yrs for a crime I committed. I accept full responsibility for my actions. I made a decision to change my life and I have.
I did not mean to disrespect you, and I realize you are gonna support Jamie no matter what, I am just saying it is not fair for you or your family to have to pay for what she did. No one made her, no one forced her. She chose, and now must live with the consequences. I have no pity for her or Spitler. He was a dirty co when I was there. I just did my time and got the **** out of there!
I also wish you the best.
First I would like to thank youyou for yuoe honest and intelligent resonse. Yes, Jamie spends a lot of time in the bathrooms, she is a day porter an she cleans them every day. Her "girlfriend" is a friend of the family whom I visited a few weeks ago and am going to see again next week. I apologize for insinuating you are one if the ones who let the bad officers get away with things, you just seemed more supportive of them in your first post. And yes, Jamie did do the crime and is doing the time, our only thing is why she has to do it in constant fear, not of the other inmates, but of the officers who work there. I commend you for doing your time and getting out of there. I only wish the very best for you and yours. This is all jamie wants to do, spend her time to pay her debt to society and get back to her waiting family. I had a very good conversation with a Sgt. today in the VC, obviously one of the good ones, and my wife confirmed that about him. My complaint is simple! If you were to commit a crime against someone and then the judge sentence you to spend your sentence being guarded by the people you committed the crime against, would you feel safe and in all honesty, would you be safe. I think the answer to both questions is no. Nobody is asking for pity for there should be none given, not even for my wife. Just a little common sense and the respect any human being deserves and the ability to pay for her stupid mistake without living in constant fear. I to know several of the nmates, most of them in her dorm, and nothing I have told gives me any reason to believe her and her "girlfriend" spend nearly as much time together as some of the other "couples" or officers and their girlfriends fot that matter. Jamie was promised that she would not spend her time at RCF because she would be a distraction to other inmates and be in danger from the officers, and so far that statement has been more true than wrong. She was told by an officer and his superior that she would pay for what she did and there was nothing she could do bout and they would see to it that she paid dearly. This conversation was overheard by other inmates and told to me by them before Jamie had a chance to. I'm so glad your survived RCF, for you are truly blessed for doing that. That's all Jamie wants to do is survive, but she is afraid that she may not even to be able to do that. Her crime was very hi-profile and it affected the RCF directly. The irony of it is , people with much more serious crimes are serving a lot shorter sentence, but that is the justice system. I just want her to be able to come home, hopefully before my demise, and I'm just not convinced that will happen if she is kept where she is. Good luck to you and may sunshine lighten your every day. Keep in mind, Jamie has no reason to lie about what's happening.

“Nosey just like you”

Since: Feb 08

where I lay my head

#12 Apr 4, 2009
The Truth wrote:
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You are full of it. She is not in any danger from the guards. She could file any amount of grievences about your percieved abuse she wants to. They are taken very seriously.
Since when are any complaints taken seriously? When folks started filing complaints about bad food, lack of toiletries, insufficient recreational time, bad cable connections, lack of fresh air, and all the other crap true criminals sit in prison and think up to sue for no one and I mean NO ONE takes the folks who are actually abused (which happens daily) get any attention to their true complaints.
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I believe this woman is being mistreated by the guards there and I do believe she is in fear of her well being because of her "crime" where as I bet he is a trustee being afforded the finer life of being an inmate in a county jail or a prison facility.
Fact Is

United States

#13 Apr 5, 2009
Jaimie is probably at RCF because she cannot be at the same prison as Sarah for security reasons and she cannot be at Madison because she is too much of a security risk. That only left one place and that is RCF because Sarah cannot be at RCF because she escaped from there.

Why would she have believed that she would go somewhere else? IWP to be with Sarah and do it again? Don't think so.
The Truth

Greenwood, IN

#14 Apr 5, 2009
NoseyLikeYou wrote:
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Since when are any complaints taken seriously? When folks started filing complaints about bad food, lack of toiletries, insufficient recreational time, bad cable connections, lack of fresh air, and all the other crap true criminals sit in prison and think up to sue for no one and I mean NO ONE takes the folks who are actually abused (which happens daily) get any attention to their true complaints.
__________
I believe this woman is being mistreated by the guards there and I do believe she is in fear of her well being because of her "crime" where as I bet he is a trustee being afforded the finer life of being an inmate in a county jail or a prison facility.
You can believe what you want. That doesn't make it real.
ex-offender

Bowling Green, KY

#15 Apr 5, 2009
I do agree that offenders complaints are not taken seriously. However, RCF does not have cable tv and only recently got air conditioning. I also agree some people are sue happy. While I was at work release in Indy, I broke my foot. I was denied medical care for 3 wks. When I finally got the medical attention, I was sent back to RCF. I have since had 3 surgeries on my foot, and this is due to not getting proper medical care. I am pursuing this. I walk with a limp, can only wear certain shoes and am limited to the amount of time I can stand. If I had gotten proper medical care when my injury happened, I would not have this permanent disability with my foot.

The facility that denied me medical care was IWP. I was at IWW and the dr at IWP refused to xray my foot. When I did get back to RCF I was treated with respect and every accomadation was made to help me. I only had two weeks to spend there and I was modified out 60 days early.

To wizard, I wish you the best. Jamie should watch her back for sure, you cannot trust anyone in there. I also talk to women on her dorm, and I am hearing differently about her and her girl.

I have moved on with my life, and in fact I am assisting with a prison ministry to help women recently released from jail/prison.

“Nosey just like you”

Since: Feb 08

where I lay my head

#16 Apr 5, 2009
The Truth wrote:
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You can believe what you want. That doesn't make it real.
Just like you can font what you want, does not make it TRUTH!
wizardljl

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Apr 5, 2009
Fact Is wrote:
Jaimie is probably at RCF because she cannot be at the same prison as Sarah for security reasons and she cannot be at Madison because she is too much of a security risk. That only left one place and that is RCF because Sarah cannot be at RCF because she escaped from there.
Why would she have believed that she would go somewhere else? IWP to be with Sarah and do it again? Don't think so.
As I posted earlier, She was told and so was I that she would be too much of a distraction and she would be in danger from the officers who work there and this was told to me by RCF Staff. She could be at Madison, she is not an escape risk herself and her classification among other things shows that. Sarah is in segregation and will be unti Dec 20, and why couldn't they be in the same facility, other people who have commited crimes together are serving their sentences all over Indiana. Is DOC that afraid of two women? Jamie was not in on the planning, that is a mater of record, she came to Rockville only after a call placed under the instruction of Scott informed her to be there at a certain time. Escape risk? She sat here on our front porch for three days and nights being questioned by the authorities. If she was going to run it would have been then. She picked her up, dropped her off and gave her the money Sarah had sent to her supposedly to be used for something else. Believe what you want about Jamie and her "girlfriend". I'll be visiting her girlfriend this weekend and I'll ler her know the gossip going on about them. Many thanks to all of you who have commented, pro and con on this subject. I love my wife and will stand beside her as long as I live, which I hope is long enough for her to be done with her sentence.
Ex-offender

Bowling Green, KY

#18 Apr 8, 2009
Wizard you know they will never let Sara and Jamie be housed in the same facility. I agree some commit crimes together are housed together, but this is a high profile case. I doubt that Jamie's classification will allow her to go to Madison at this time. If she stays out of trouble perhaps it will. You mentioned that Sara sent Jamie money, and that also indicates to me that Jamie knew more about the plan than she stated.

I just wish you the best. When you go to visit Shanna, please tell her I said hello. I truly hope neither of them are risking their outdates, and are simply companions for one another. Shanna has a good thing in the program she is currently in and it would be a shame to mess that up.

I hope that you get your wish to be with your wife.
wizardljl

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Apr 8, 2009
Ex-offender wrote:
Wizard you know they will never let Sara and Jamie be housed in the same facility. I agree some commit crimes together are housed together, but this is a high profile case. I doubt that Jamie's classification will allow her to go to Madison at this time. If she stays out of trouble perhaps it will. You mentioned that Sara sent Jamie money, and that also indicates to me that Jamie knew more about the plan than she stated.
I just wish you the best. When you go to visit Shanna, please tell her I said hello. I truly hope neither of them are risking their outdates, and are simply companions for one another. Shanna has a good thing in the program she is currently in and it would be a shame to mess that up.
I hope that you get your wish to be with your wife.
Thank you for your comments and questions. You are right that they will never let tem be together again. but Sarah is going to be in isolation until Dec. 20 and Jamie was promised by US Marshals and others that if she did her AMW interview, they would put her in IWP as soon as she wanted to go there. More lies fom the corrupt DOC and our government. The money thing was regular because Jamie would pay attorney fees or see to it that Scotts wallet was fattened up. It was not unusul to have money around for 3 to 4 weeks before dispursing it. Shanna knew my family before I married Jamie. What they have, they have, but I don't think either of them are dumb enough to blow it. Give me your first name or initials and I will pass along your message to them immediately. You take care of yourself and may all your days be filled with sunshine, for you are indeed blessed, you are home and I am so happy for you
wwwwaaaaa

Greenwood, IN

#20 Apr 9, 2009
Those poor innocent girls. How sad, the MURDERER is in a big bad prison. The one that helped the MURDERER escape is being treated sooooo unfairly by everybody. When they say they are being treated unfairly they must be telling the truth. Why would murdering criminals lie? My heart bleeds for these two. I am going to cry. WWWWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAA!

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