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X Wife

United States

#1 Sep 5, 2010
My husband is in Hawkins Co Justice Center. I'm in Ohio so there is really no way to see for myself if what he's been telling me is true. He says that they are locked down 22hrs a day and that they don't even get basic necessities such as soap and shampoo. My question is to anyone who has spent time there or possibly works there. How much of what he is telling me true? Or is this just a ploy to make me feel sorry for him? I apologize for the long paragraph. I'm posting from my cellphone.
so as you know

United States

#2 Sep 5, 2010
it isnt true. the man is lying to you.
Observer

Martin, TN

#3 Sep 5, 2010
It is a brand new jail. The big problems they have right now are prisoners ripping the sprinklers off the ceilings and flooding their cells, and prisoners flinging feces at each other (a couple of them in particular do this).

The ones that do these things are adding years to their sentences and also ensuring they'll not get any privileges.

Inmates who are reasonable have all privileges and many get to do work furlough.

This is a pretty good jail and the guards are human beings, not monsters like some other prisons.

If your husband is under 22 hr lockdown, he must be one of the two guys flinging feces. If that is the case, you might want to move on with your life.
I know

Morristown, TN

#4 Sep 5, 2010
I have someone who is there an yes some parts r locked down all but a hr a day other than meals an they have to buy there own soaps an stuff so he is telling the truth
justice is served

Sevierville, TN

#5 Sep 5, 2010
Its a PRISON not sleep away camp. I think that they should HAVE to work for their basic living goods. I have to work a job every day to purchase my soap and shampoo, and they shouldn't be allowed to just sit in a cell all day and think about how they can get away with their crime the next time.
And as for the 22 hour lock down...isnt that what prisons are supposed to do? Wouldn't be very effective if they only spent a couple hours a day in there.

You seem like a well educated lady just by capitalizing where you should and spelling all the words correctly. And any woman who is genuinely concerned about her husbands well being while he is jail seems like someone that deserves better. If hes in there for anything more than a minor violation find a man that you wont have to worry about in this way.
Observer

Martin, TN

#6 Sep 5, 2010
If we could actually get some of the real criminals in town in that jail, like the embezzlers and such, I might agree. As it is half the people in jail are there for things that no sane society would imprison for, like driving without a license, drinking in public, or smoking pot.

Save prison for the murderers, rapists, thieves, drug dealers, con artists, bankers and child molesters. The ones actually doing damage to society.
Penal Justice

United States

#7 Sep 5, 2010
Yes, dear heart, it is a jail not a resort hotel. For future reference, do right and avoid such places. One is stupid to get in there and insane when you get out. Is that such a surprise to anyone?
callahan

Cleveland, TN

#8 Sep 5, 2010
never been there..but I understand you can set up an account for him to purchase supplies such as soap and toothpaste.....might consider soap on a rope
amanda harrison

Morristown, TN

#9 Sep 5, 2010
lol i just spent 5 months there and yes they give you care packages that have a toothbush and tooth paste and shampoo in it.dont buy his lies.hell they even give you paper and 2 stamped envolopes a week also.thats once youve been there over a month
snap dragon

Miami Beach, FL

#10 Sep 5, 2010
who gives a damn... hes in jail in TN, not Ohio! They need to let those worthless on of a bitches rot in there...
snap dragon

Miami Beach, FL

#11 Sep 5, 2010
I have family in there and in my opinion...if it were legal to beat them everyday..I wish they would. People like to do ugly and commit crime but cry like babies once their worthless piece of trash behinds get in there...

Since: Jul 10

Sevierville, TN

#12 Sep 5, 2010
this is just dumb...you write from your phone about your idiot husbands well being...who cares chances are he did something stupid in the first place and I for one could care less if he is comfortable try working 40 plus hours a week for crap pay there is something to complain about...stay out of our state we have enough of you useless people here
just wonderin

Chatsworth, GA

#13 Sep 6, 2010
X Wife wrote:
My husband is in Hawkins Co Justice Center. I'm in Ohio so there is really no way to see for myself if what he's been telling me is true. He says that they are locked down 22hrs a day and that they don't even get basic necessities such as soap and shampoo. My question is to anyone who has spent time there or possibly works there. How much of what he is telling me true? Or is this just a ploy to make me feel sorry for him? I apologize for the long paragraph. I'm posting from my cellphone.
Some of what he is telling you is true. I know the jail is not supposed to be home away from home but previously they would allow family members to bring in basic necessities such as soap, shampoo, underwear and socks. My husband is in there for a dui conviction when he was completely strait at the time of his arrest. He was run out of the road on a narrow two lane highway. The airbags deployed so it was a pretty serious wreck. Thank goodness there were no other cards involved. The first deputy that came to the scene was gonna just write the report and it would have been over. However, there was a second officer with a higher rank that pulled up and began giving him field sobriety tests. He passed all except he could not stand on one leg and hold the other infront of him without it shaking. Well I don't know many people including the officers that could complete that action minutes after they had been slapped in the face with an airbag and totalled a card. It all boils down to cash. They have to pay for that new justice center some way and they are pulling out all the stops. It takes $50 on the initial commissary deposit to outfit a man with a pair of plastic sandals, briefs, t shirt, and towel with washcloth and a bar of soap. My husband has had an earache due to the inconsistency in temp inside the jail and that resulted in an abcessed tooth. I have had to basically go down there and pitch several fits just to get his basic medical needs treated. Heaven forbid that they might have to take them offsite to a dr or dentist. When he reported to the jail initially, they literally cut his socks off his feet because they were crew socks instead of the short socks they allow the men to wear. He has seen the light of day 2 hours in the last 30 days and thats not because he's a trouble maker or has been in solitary confinement. They just don't want to deal with them to take them outside in a 20x20 fenced area with razor wire at the top. He has lost 25 pounds in 30 days and my husband was not a very big man to start with. It is totally ridiculous. I have tried to talk with the jail administrator three times and she has refused to see me. Now you tell me how justice is being served with these things going on in a supposedly new facility. And you can forget visitation cause the monitors in most cellblocks don't work so your loved one can only half hear you over the phone. They can even get a glimpse of you over the monitor cause they don't work. Theres no reason to treat people like animals and thats whats going on most of the time at that jail.
Approved by neighbor

Tempe, AZ

#14 Sep 6, 2010
X Wife wrote:
My husband is in Hawkins Co Justice Center. I'm in Ohio so there is really no way to see for myself if what he's been telling me is true. He says that they are locked down 22hrs a day and that they don't even get basic necessities such as soap and shampoo. My question is to anyone who has spent time there or possibly works there. How much of what he is telling me true? Or is this just a ploy to make me feel sorry for him? I apologize for the long paragraph. I'm posting from my cellphone.
no wonder your an X

“You know they all....pretend”

Since: Nov 08

Flush 'em out, TN

#15 Sep 6, 2010
just wonderin wrote:
<quoted text>
Some of what he is telling you is true. I know the jail is not supposed to be home away from home but previously they would allow family members to bring in basic necessities such as soap, shampoo, underwear and socks. My husband is in there for a dui conviction when he was completely strait at the time of his arrest. He was run out of the road on a narrow two lane highway. The airbags deployed so it was a pretty serious wreck. Thank goodness there were no other cards involved. The first deputy that came to the scene was gonna just write the report and it would have been over. However, there was a second officer with a higher rank that pulled up and began giving him field sobriety tests. He passed all except he could not stand on one leg and hold the other infront of him without it shaking. Well I don't know many people including the officers that could complete that action minutes after they had been slapped in the face with an airbag and totalled a card. It all boils down to cash. They have to pay for that new justice center some way and they are pulling out all the stops. It takes $50 on the initial commissary deposit to outfit a man with a pair of plastic sandals, briefs, t shirt, and towel with washcloth and a bar of soap. My husband has had an earache due to the inconsistency in temp inside the jail and that resulted in an abcessed tooth. I have had to basically go down there and pitch several fits just to get his basic medical needs treated. Heaven forbid that they might have to take them offsite to a dr or dentist. When he reported to the jail initially, they literally cut his socks off his feet because they were crew socks instead of the short socks they allow the men to wear. He has seen the light of day 2 hours in the last 30 days and thats not because he's a trouble maker or has been in solitary confinement. They just don't want to deal with them to take them outside in a 20x20 fenced area with razor wire at the top. He has lost 25 pounds in 30 days and my husband was not a very big man to start with. It is totally ridiculous. I have tried to talk with the jail administrator three times and she has refused to see me. Now you tell me how justice is being served with these things going on in a supposedly new facility. And you can forget visitation cause the monitors in most cellblocks don't work so your loved one can only half hear you over the phone. They can even get a glimpse of you over the monitor cause they don't work. Theres no reason to treat people like animals and thats whats going on most of the time at that jail.
Field officers don't convict people; courts do - nobody convicted your husband on simple field sobriety tests.
There was either a BAC test done or he refused one.
You're not even close to telling the whole story here.
Ren McCormick

Jonesborough, TN

#16 Sep 6, 2010
I agree with Mopar sounds like wondering is flingin a big steamin pile o poo herself. THose two deserve each other. Women who date men in prison or jail are trash
i got it

Sevierville, TN

#17 Sep 6, 2010
just wonderin wrote:
<quoted text>
Some of what he is telling you is true. I know the jail is not supposed to be home away from home but previously they would allow family members to bring in basic necessities such as soap, shampoo, underwear and socks. My husband is in there for a dui conviction when he was completely strait at the time of his arrest. He was run out of the road on a narrow two lane highway. The airbags deployed so it was a pretty serious wreck. Thank goodness there were no other cards involved. The first deputy that came to the scene was gonna just write the report and it would have been over. However, there was a second officer with a higher rank that pulled up and began giving him field sobriety tests. He passed all except he could not stand on one leg and hold the other infront of him without it shaking. Well I don't know many people including the officers that could complete that action minutes after they had been slapped in the face with an airbag and totalled a card. It all boils down to cash. They have to pay for that new justice center some way and they are pulling out all the stops. It takes $50 on the initial commissary deposit to outfit a man with a pair of plastic sandals, briefs, t shirt, and towel with washcloth and a bar of soap. My husband has had an earache due to the inconsistency in temp inside the jail and that resulted in an abcessed tooth. I have had to basically go down there and pitch several fits just to get his basic medical needs treated. Heaven forbid that they might have to take them offsite to a dr or dentist. When he reported to the jail initially, they literally cut his socks off his feet because they were crew socks instead of the short socks they allow the men to wear. He has seen the light of day 2 hours in the last 30 days and thats not because he's a trouble maker or has been in solitary confinement. They just don't want to deal with them to take them outside in a 20x20 fenced area with razor wire at the top. He has lost 25 pounds in 30 days and my husband was not a very big man to start with. It is totally ridiculous. I have tried to talk with the jail administrator three times and she has refused to see me. Now you tell me how justice is being served with these things going on in a supposedly new facility. And you can forget visitation cause the monitors in most cellblocks don't work so your loved one can only half hear you over the phone. They can even get a glimpse of you over the monitor cause they don't work. Theres no reason to treat people like animals and thats whats going on most of the time at that jail.
As pointed out in a previous post it is a JAIL! Regardless of the crime some of the people in there should be treated like animals! I'm not sure exactly of the story about your husband, but maybe if this society would start treating convicted people the same way as what there crime was people will start getting a clue.
Remo Williams

Johnson City, TN

#18 Sep 6, 2010
I agree, one sobriety test isn't what convicted your husband. Tell the rest of the story. As far as the jail goes I have heard the inmates themselves damaged the visitation screens and equipment in hopes they would get to visit like they did in the old jail. I know that no one is above making a mistake, but the whole idea of jail is to make it where, you don't want to go back. Sorry he doesn't like his accomidations.... well not really.
hmmm

Danville, KY

#19 Sep 6, 2010
X Wife wrote:
My husband is in Hawkins Co Justice Center. I'm in Ohio so there is really no way to see for myself if what he's been telling me is true. He says that they are locked down 22hrs a day and that they don't even get basic necessities such as soap and shampoo. My question is to anyone who has spent time there or possibly works there. How much of what he is telling me true? Or is this just a ploy to make me feel sorry for him? I apologize for the long paragraph. I'm posting from my cellphone.
I reckon leave him in there. Once he starts stinkin' bad enough one of his room mates will give him what he needs lol
bilbobaggins

Yuma, AZ

#20 Sep 6, 2010
If they don't like our jails they should stay outof them.

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