`Medieval abuse' in jail alleged

`Medieval abuse' in jail alleged

There are 15 comments on the Daily Breeze story from May 5, 2010, titled `Medieval abuse' in jail alleged. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

The Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles fosters a "culture of violence and fear" that allows guards to routinely deliver brutal beatings to prisoners, resulting in broken bones and other severe injuries, the ACLU alleged in a report released Wednesday.

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So Cal Resident

Los Angeles, CA

#1 May 6, 2010
I highly agree with what Ms. Winter said in this article. Keeping people in prison or jail is very costly to us taxpayers; I believe we should have more programs and things in force for people who are sent to prison that commited a small crime (i.e. possession). Put them in rehab where they pay the bill and earn they're own keep.

Or an even better idea, take all the rapists, murderers, and serial killers out of the prisons, and send they're asses over to Iraq and lets see how long they last. Not only will we be able to bring some of our own home, but we'll save some money in the process.
Miguel in Lomita

Alhambra, CA

#2 May 6, 2010
So the deputies are routinely beating and torturing those poor defenseless inmates. These gangsters are there because they are innocent and NEVER EVER harm anyone.

Maybe the ACLU lawyers should have to spend one night a week in the jail to make sure the big nasty deputies don't harm any inmates in our jail.

Better yet, don't break the law and go to jail.
TGHH

Manhattan Beach, CA

#3 May 6, 2010
What a load of BS. These animals fight among themselves like the savages they are. Most have been arrested and convicted multiple times. They are carrier criminals and are of no use whatsoever to society. They should all be eliminated. It is the only way. Bleeding heart liberal judges should be removed from the bench. Liberals are the cause of all social problems in this country.
jjc

Ontario, CA

#4 May 6, 2010
Good. That is why people should not do stupid things to get thrown in jail.
They all get what the deserve.
Not Me

Hawaiian Gardens, CA

#5 May 6, 2010
I love the fact that the inmates hate Jail. Why would we have it any other way? As far as the ACLU, what can I say, they are a bunch of bleeding harts. Cry me a river ACLU, I don't care about a bunch of inmates. Can't do the time, don't do the crime!
Lomita local

United States

#6 May 6, 2010
"Dont do the crime if you cant do the time" : Baretta...
Jerry D

United States

#7 May 6, 2010
I'm 60 yr's old & I was in the county jail in the mid seventies. I've had many years to reflect on my stay there, for not having enough money to pay for several moving violations. I am not a felon, or a gang-banger, or any kind of violence prone man. I can tell you with certainty that those deputy's I was forced to endure, several, not all were sadist, bullying, out-of-control, punks that probably had their lunch money taken from them in school or had terrible care-givers growing up because the words that came out of their mouths & their behavior was nothing short of ignorant & barbaric. My youngest son graduated from the police academy a few years ago & the word repeated more than any other by the asst. chief was "compassion". Now whether that was P R or sincere I wouldn't know, but one thing is clear in my mind: The many deputy's I observed & endured either slipped through or couldn't put intelligent thought into their training. Just reading the previous comments shows the ignorance & prejudice of people that haven't had the eye-opening experience lots of people, decent people, like myself, have had. So why would the degenerates that some how got to put that badge on be any more civilized? How much you want to bet most of these "adults" claim to be "decent God fearing people?"

“They named a cereal for him”

Since: Feb 08

Redondo Beach, CA

#8 May 6, 2010
Jerry D wrote:
I'm 60 yr's old & I was in the county jail in the mid seventies. I've had many years to reflect on my stay there, for not having enough money to pay for several moving violations. I am not a felon, or a gang-banger, or any kind of violence prone man. I can tell you with certainty that those deputy's I was forced to endure, several, not all were sadist, bullying, out-of-control, punks that probably had their lunch money taken from them in school or had terrible care-givers growing up because the words that came out of their mouths & their behavior was nothing short of ignorant & barbaric. My youngest son graduated from the police academy a few years ago & the word repeated more than any other by the asst. chief was "compassion". Now whether that was P R or sincere I wouldn't know, but one thing is clear in my mind: The many deputy's I observed & endured either slipped through or couldn't put intelligent thought into their training. Just reading the previous comments shows the ignorance & prejudice of people that haven't had the eye-opening experience lots of people, decent people, like myself, have had. So why would the degenerates that some how got to put that badge on be any more civilized? How much you want to bet most of these "adults" claim to be "decent God fearing people?"
Just reading your post shows YOUR ignorance! Moving violations? You could afford the vehicle yet not the fines? To me that means that you couldn't afford insurance either! Are you the idiot that hit me and left because you didn't have insurance or you had a suspended DL? Don't beg for sympathy even if it was years ago! Bottom line is that you were an unproductive member of society back then and deserved what you got! Please, If you come to AZ make sure you have all your proper paperwork while operating a motor vehicle, I don't care what color you are!
westside steve

Van Nuys, CA

#9 May 6, 2010
Not all people in jail suffer from mental illness, but it seams that most people with mental illness end up in jail eventually unless they have really good caregivers.
I suspect a lot of the excessive violence is the guards reactions to mentally ill inmates for which they lack training to handle. I knew of a schizophrenic who did very well on meds, got arrested and could not get the meds in jail and deteriorated badly: was beaten by other inmates.
Its a sad situation without easy remedies.

“They named a cereal for him”

Since: Feb 08

Redondo Beach, CA

#10 May 6, 2010
westside steve wrote:
Not all people in jail suffer from mental illness, but it seams that most people with mental illness end up in jail eventually unless they have really good caregivers.
I suspect a lot of the excessive violence is the guards reactions to mentally ill inmates for which they lack training to handle. I knew of a schizophrenic who did very well on meds, got arrested and could not get the meds in jail and deteriorated badly: was beaten by other inmates.
Its a sad situation without easy remedies.
So are you all better now that you've gotten your meds? lmao!(j/k)
Jenn

Arcadia, CA

#11 May 6, 2010
The ACLU will ruin this country. However, small time offenders (marijuana possession) is not something we as taxpayers need to be paying to keep them there. But I hardly believe that prisoners never do anything to deserve a beating
Lilly

Redondo Beach, CA

#13 May 6, 2010
Who, who, who...is guarding the guards?? What a nightmare. Everyone knows and has heard that the jail there is what it is. And they continue to deny....I guess there must be money involved for those that are playing the game. Why can't this be stopped?
Darren

Hermosa Beach, CA

#14 May 6, 2010
The ACLU has no clue. While these inmates are awaiting trial, what do you think they are on trial for? Murder, Gunshots, Robbery and Burglaries. They prey upon each other to show their power. You want to release the "non violent" drug offenders, they are the ones who burglarize and rob people to support their drug habbit. How many times do you have to get caught with drugs before you do real time. Let's see, first offense is probation. Second offense is drug diversion, third offense is drug court, fourth offense is proposition 36. Then maybe the fifth time they put you on felony probation and then you start to do jail time. Cmon, the only way to keep society safe is to keep them in jail and let the deputies do their jobs.
Satisfied

Signal Hill, CA

#15 May 10, 2010
ACLU keep on doing what you do!! These freaking animals always think that they can get away with it! Yes I am talking about the Sherriffs!! They are worse than the inmates! It's funny how the inmates have to protect them selves from these as**oles!! The good thing is that one that used to beat on all the guys in there has now become one of them!! Won't say any names but the sherriffs should now who he is!! I hope he is also getting his ass kicked by his excoworkers like all the inmates used to get by him!!

“They named a cereal for him”

Since: Feb 08

Redondo Beach, CA

#16 May 10, 2010
Satisfied wrote:
ACLU keep on doing what you do!! These freaking animals always think that they can get away with it! Yes I am talking about the Sherriffs!! They are worse than the inmates! It's funny how the inmates have to protect them selves from these as**oles!! The good thing is that one that used to beat on all the guys in there has now become one of them!! Won't say any names but the sherriffs should now who he is!! I hope he is also getting his **** kicked by his excoworkers like all the inmates used to get by him!!
Locked up much? lmao! Cry baby!

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