Inmates' boozing baffles officials

Inmates' boozing baffles officials

There are 42 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from May 29, 2010, titled Inmates' boozing baffles officials. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

Gov. Ted Strickland said he thinks one of the inmates was intentionally trying to get kicked out of the program.

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Jess Sayin

Zanesville, OH

#1 May 29, 2010
"honors inmate" now there's an oxymoron! Kinda like jumbo shrimp or greater cleveland or government intelligence. Jess Sayin?

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#2 May 29, 2010
Jess Sayin wrote:
"honors inmate" now there's an oxymoron! Kinda like jumbo shrimp or greater cleveland or government intelligence. Jess Sayin?
Or military intelligence? How about Strickland intelligence?
Carl Whitehall

AOL

#3 May 29, 2010
Officials baffled ? That's unbelievable in the Strickland administration.
The inmate was a dope fiend people. He hasn't had a buzz in awhile, he chugged whatever he could get his hands on and got that feeling of ease and comfort that he's been chasing since his first high. What's so baffling.
The Governor and his lackies need to retire and play Keno.
Let's get some new governing for Ohio. We deserve better.
in the know

Hilliard, OH

#4 May 29, 2010
When will the dispatch stop trying to get Strickland or any Democrat? We are so tired of this. Kasich is not the savior to Ohio that the dispatch thinks he will be. You have harmed so many people through Randy Ludlow, Mark Niquette, Alan Johnson and your Editor Ben Marrison. But when they need a favor in the way of special treatment, from a state agency, they don't hesitate to "court" the Democratic administration that they so disdain.
what

Columbus, OH

#5 May 29, 2010
a twist to the story...liquor made in prisons and coming to work drunk?
LMSnOH

Naperville, IL

#6 May 29, 2010
In March 2007, the Champaign County Common Pleas Court sentenced Hoaja to 31/2 years in prison on a fourth-degree felony charge after his sixth conviction for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He had worked at the Residence since Aug.6.....SURE LETS PUT DUI CONVICTS WORKING AROUND ALCOHOL AND EXPECT THEM TO STAY SOBER. HOW ASSININE! UNLESS HE HAS BEEN IN A 12 STEP PROGRAM WHILE IN PRISON HE ISNT GOING TO BE ABLE TO PASS UP THE LURE OF EASY ACCESS TO ALCOHOL IN HIS WORK ENVIRONMENT. LETS PUT THE DRUG DEALING CONVICTS TO WORK IN THE PHARMACY.
abc

AOL

#7 May 29, 2010
The Governor worked at SOCF and should know better than to permit inmates to have access to alcohol. This is what happens when you call inmate's by their first names, dress them in civilian clothes and don't provide adequate supervision. With the problems with the inmate workers and the situation with the Highway Patrol and the Public Safety Director, Ohio is becoming a national joke. I didn't think any Governor could look more foolish than Gov. Taft, but Gov. Strickland is doing so.
Carl Whitehall

AOL

#8 May 29, 2010
I agree with "In The Know".
What's the fix? There are not enough sufficiently informed voters to begin with. The majority of people who do vote rely on what they hear on our local news, which is on one side or the other.
Our politics has become about money and control,
as a result we have instints in collision all the time, hardly any solutions , and all the decisions made are out of fear on both sides.Fear of losing something they have, or fear of not getting something they want. Rational, common sense has nothing to do with anything anymore.
Greed and self will run riot is the result.
This is Crazy

Columbus, OH

#9 May 29, 2010
in the know wrote:
When will the dispatch stop trying to get Strickland or any Democrat? We are so tired of this. Kasich is not the savior to Ohio that the dispatch thinks he will be. You have harmed so many people through Randy Ludlow, Mark Niquette, Alan Johnson and your Editor Ben Marrison. But when they need a favor in the way of special treatment, from a state agency, they don't hesitate to "court" the Democratic administration that they so disdain.
The good thing is fewer people read the Disgrace these days - perhaps that's why they have to sensationalize inmates drinking (or any wrong doing) at the Residence. No wonder nobody reads this rag anymore and their news paper is dying - shotty, biased reporting.
anthony bozeman

Akron, OH

#10 May 29, 2010
There is something wrong with this program when a person is risking serving more time in prison to get out of the program.
A Scioto County Citizen

Marion, OH

#11 May 29, 2010
1. Governor's Strickland-gate continues to unravel?

2. Governor appears to have had hands on control by the way he defends the process and procedures?

3. He's the judge and jury and can't delegate and let his corrections people do their own jobs?

4. Governor you don't replicate "free world" conditions in the "joint." If so take booze in all the institutions for the short timers, you have a lapse of judgment Governor.

5. Governor you can't justify non-control when it's the law you are to have control 24 7 to protect us from them, hello.

It's been a give me, one term, Sir. Go back to that dirt road in Scioto County, they may be cleaning up the rats nest down there and you could get witness fees?
tap50

Thornville, OH

#12 May 29, 2010
It is obvious that Lt. Joe Mannion needs to be replaced. He should have never been promoted and assigned to his position in the first place. His placement into his current position with the OSHP, by Strickland, caused a lot of problems then and continues to cause problems now.
The policy that the EPU would be charged with the care and security of the inmates once they arrive at the Governor's Mansion is less than 10 days old. If Mannion can't enforce a policy within the first 10 days, then what happens with the policy 10 months from now? It returns to business as usual with the inmates have full reign and control, doing as the choose.
I find it interesting that Strickland has to keep making excuses for his appointees (seeing how he basically appointed Mannion). Strickland's comments that the alcohol might have been consumed after the last check by the EPU is a giant stretch.
Mannion is at the center of another failure and another problem. Mannion started the movement to abort the sting operation at the Residence, he created the false idea the something would be throw over the wall, and inserted the Governor and his team into the mess. Now a hugh failure on his watch just days later.
Mannion is not capable of his command. I think it is time that the OSHP exercise its independence and tell Strickland that the leader of his EPU will be changed.
Crabby Appleton

Carlsbad, CA

#13 May 29, 2010
Prison is supposed to be about punishment for committing crimes, it was never meant to be about rehabilitation, which is a liberal fantasy based on false theories. Go back to punishment and stop treating them like children.
Crabby Appleton

Carlsbad, CA

#14 May 29, 2010
Jess Sayin wrote:
"honors inmate" now there's an oxymoron! Kinda like jumbo shrimp or greater cleveland or government intelligence. Jess Sayin?
"Honors Inmate"

WTH? You are right on the money because there is no such animal. That ridiculous term is truly brainless and a peek into the confused liberal mind.
CSD

Canal Winchester, OH

#15 May 29, 2010
That guy must hav been pounding them down...
Black-Gold

Cincinnati, OH

#16 May 29, 2010
Those Dems still supporting the governor after he continues to defend the rehabilitation of inmates at the mansion, continues to bash the IG for declaring this program has veered off course- there still are so many unanswered questions- such as how do the inmates have access to alcohol to begin with- are beyond help.
Freeloader

Canal Winchester, OH

#17 May 29, 2010
Any idea why these inmates got into prision?
One reason is that they aren't too smart.
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The real question is why is the program suddenly having so many problems now - after all these years?
Management, or a lack of it?
How far does this problem go?
Da Governor

New Albany, OH

#18 May 29, 2010
fat man on southside wrote:
<quoted text>Or military intelligence? How about Strickland intelligence?
Strickland and intelligence do not go together.
Concerned Citizen

Reynoldsburg, OH

#19 May 29, 2010
This whole administration is a joke and needs to realize that the lack of supervision the inmates are receiving at the Governor's Mansion is the problem.

Mr. and Mrs. Strickland; you are the majority of the problem; you do not keep things such as alcohol out of site for the inmates. This article even states that one of the residence workers states the "inmates have a key to the alcohol."

Quit treating these inmates like any other civilian you invite into the mansion. These inmates are in prison for a reason. While I believe the work detail is important for rehabilitation purposes; you Mr. Strickland should know how to properly rehabilitate an inmate since you are a former prison psychologist.

I hope Mr. Wilkinson recommends that DR&C start supervising these inmates if this program is ever permitted to carry on at the Governor's Mansion.

It is obviously apparent that the supervision on Thursday was not paying attention. The individuals who were at the Mansion on Thursday should be removed from their positions immediately.
The Happy Crab

Orange Park, FL

#20 May 29, 2010
Please realize that I believe Strickland to be a clown but the unfortunate thing is that "K-sick" is not the answer. The vast majority of these posts are simply good old fashioned BS, written by right wing hate filled idiotic zealots, who being unable to think for themselves, simply spout the crap that they are told by the party. This program has been around for years, and if the truth were known, so have the problems that it has. Any time that a problem is not addressed, it gets worse and worse as time goes by. It just so happens that it has peaked out during a Democratic Administration, so the Dispatch, being its normal unbiased self,(if you bought that line of BS then I have a bridge to sell you)jumped in with their "unbiased" reporting and made it page one news. Most of the posters here act as if they expect Strickland to personally supervise the house and grounds staff. Do you expect the CEO of a multi-billion dollar corporation to personally watch and supervise the janitorial crew? Of course not!! Yet many of you seem to think that the Gov should be personally watching the house staff. Yes, he is ultimately responsible, but a lot of people (not necessarily political appointees) dropped the ball long before is was in his court. All you are really doing is advertising your ignorance for all the world to see. Try thinking for yourself for a change; you may find it to be a refreshing change.

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