Inmates take 2 employees hostage after starting riot, setting f...

Inmates at a privately run prison in West Texas took two hostages after starting a riot and setting at least one fire Friday, authorities said. Full Story
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“Slow Down, Life Is Too Short”

Since: Jun 08

Boca Raton

#1 Dec 13, 2008
Sorry, these inmates are not entitled to Surf and Turf while being detained in a federal holding center. GEO did an outstanding job in keeping this disturbance from getting out of control.
Lila

Chatsworth, GA

#2 Dec 13, 2008
Apparently the GEO needs to improve on their medical assitance, among other things.
Y not

United States

#3 Dec 13, 2008
Immigration detainees? Dammit, call them what they are; ILLEGAL ALIENS.
Don't lift a finger or spend a dime to make any repairs, just let them live in the mess they made as additional punishment for their actions and kidnappings.
Maybe they'll learn that negative actions will result in action 'in kind' and they'll appreciate what they do have.
Those that took part in the kidnappings should be summarily executed; a message understood in ANY language.
May

Fayetteville, AR

#4 Dec 13, 2008
I can't say I agree with all of you regardless of their ethnicity no one in a United States Detention center or Prison should have to die or be treated unhuman, set aside that they are aliens but so are we this country wasn't always ours America shouldn't show descrimination all these inmates want is for medical attention so why not just give it to them and avoid this type of situation.
Bill Slowsky wrote:
Sorry, these inmates are not entitled to Surf and Turf while being detained in a federal holding center. GEO did an outstanding job in keeping this disturbance from getting out of control.
LLRam

Pecos, TX

#5 Dec 13, 2008
The prison holds @ 1300 inmates.
The medical care is bettter than a lot of Americans have.
The food, while not TX Roadhouse quality, is better than a lot of Americans have.
The inmates, most of which are CRIMINAL aliens, with some nasty backgrounds, should have stayed home.

GEO, they suck.

“Slow Down, Life Is Too Short”

Since: Jun 08

Boca Raton

#6 Dec 14, 2008
LLRam wrote:
The prison holds @ 1300 inmates.
The medical care is bettter than a lot of Americans have.
The food, while not TX Roadhouse quality, is better than a lot of Americans have.
The inmates, most of which are CRIMINAL aliens, with some nasty backgrounds, should have stayed home.
GEO, they suck.
Sounds to me like somebody could not get a job at one of their facilities in Texas. Better luck next time.
Laincunj

Moorpark, CA

#7 Dec 14, 2008
So I read on the news that the guards were released- are they OK? Who are they?
LLRam

Pecos, TX

#8 Dec 14, 2008
Bill Slowsky wrote:
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Sounds to me like somebody could not get a job at one of their facilities in Texas. Better luck next time.
No,not even on the radar there. If I had to, probably do CCA. They have lost less contracts over the last 12 months.
MITZY

Herndon, VA

#9 Dec 16, 2008
yes they are ILLEGAL ALIENS/WET BACKS what ever u want to call them but they are still Human beings....
LLRam

Pecos, TX

#10 Dec 17, 2008
MITZY wrote:
yes they are ILLEGAL ALIENS/WET BACKS what ever u want to call them but they are still Human beings....
And they are treated well. At times, better than the legal, law abiding citizens of this country.

Sorry, never used the word wetback in my life. Odds are never will. This is about criminals, who are illegally in this country, destroying property, taking people hostages, because they want more than US citizens get.

The demands they made belong in a cartoon.

“Slow Down, Life Is Too Short”

Since: Jun 08

Boca Raton

#11 Dec 17, 2008
LLRam wrote:
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And they are treated well. At times, better than the legal, law abiding citizens of this country.
Sorry, never used the word **** in my life. Odds are never will. This is about criminals, who are illegally in this country, destroying property, taking people hostages, because they want more than US citizens get.
The demands they made belong in a cartoon.
Yes they are treated well at a GEO facility,better then at a state run facility. My brother works as a CO for the state and he hates it. Our employees at GEO are happy and most enjoy what they do.
bigmoma

Pecos, TX

#12 Jan 10, 2009
I want to comment to you all that made comments about the health care these inmates are getting let me ask you how many of you and your family can go to dentists, specialists, even routine dr visits? these inmates are getting free medical care, free dental care, and how many of your family members can afford dentures, hernia surgeries, back surgeries, cataract surgeries. tell me they are not getting good health care these inmates are getting medications free they do not pay for anything and they are illegal aliens and this is our tax dollars at work. To the wife of the inmate that was on television mrs. Valdez your husband is in prison for a reason and thats not for being a good samaritan he is in a federal prison for a reason so quit playing the victim. The sad thing about all of this the 2 officers that were taken hostage, got no compensation and the inmates that took them hostage will not receive punishment. Pretty sad. These officers work for a living and the inmates are there cause they comitted a crime. They burn the recreation building down, tore up one of the housings and our tax dollars have to replace these things everytime they tear them up because they are federal inmates. Tell me do our us citizens get the same treatment when they are incarcerated in other countries? I think not! Look at the whole picture before passing judgment on the workers and the facility.
noneyabiznes

Carlsbad, NM

#13 Jan 10, 2009
Speaking of the "wife of the inmate"!!!!! the inmate should be in serious trouble, for having a cell phone that he used all day to call his wife...Not to mention his wife should be brought up on charges because she probably pays for his cell phone bill....that makes it contraband and she is probably supplier of minutes, therefor breaking the law.....So go ahead show your stupid face on tv one day you will be caught... HELLO didn't anyone notice when she said, "he been calling me all day" She should be sitting in jail too.
not retarded

Woodway, TX

#14 Jan 11, 2009
You are very retarded. We need more immigrants to bring new genes to this countries inbred gene pool. Sarah Palin is a good example of what happens when inbreeding goes to far.
LLRam

Pecos, TX

#15 Jan 11, 2009
not retarded wrote:
You are very retarded. We need more immigrants to bring new genes to this countries inbred gene pool. Sarah Palin is a good example of what happens when inbreeding goes to far.
As long as they are LEGAL immigrants, we will embrace them. The ILLEGAL ones, we will incarcerate.

I enter and stay in Mexico illegally, I go to jail. Fair is fair.
not retarded

Woodway, TX

#16 Jan 13, 2009
I don't believe you, so lets try it. Go ahead and go to Mexico as an illegal alien and then get back with us in about a year. I will listen to your tale as fact and not as fantasy. Buen probecho.
Just my opinion

Wichita Falls, TX

#17 Feb 1, 2009
Get all the employees out they can. Dig a trench and burn everyone left
Just my opinion

Wichita Falls, TX

#18 Feb 1, 2009
MITZY wrote:
yes they are ILLEGAL ALIENS/WET BACKS what ever u want to call them but they are still Human beings....
Then send them some money and ship them home.
Boca

Esom Hill, GA

#19 Feb 2, 2009
GEO Employees at least don't slap handcuffed detainees in the face like you saw in an early story in todays news.
eger

San Antonio, TX

#20 Feb 2, 2009
LLRam wrote:
The prison holds @ 1300 inmates.
The medical care is bettter than a lot of Americans have.
The food, while not TX Roadhouse quality, is better than a lot of Americans have.
The inmates, most of which are CRIMINAL aliens, with some nasty backgrounds, should have stayed home.
GEO, they suck.
Tx Roadhouse ia not very good.

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