Hamilton County Jail inmate dies

Full story: The Indianapolis Star

Authorites have scheduled an autopsy today for a Hamilton County Jail inmate who was pronounced dead after correction officers found him lying unconscious in his cellblock.
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Gary151

Marysville, OH

#29 Jan 22, 2008
I don't believe this man had been tried as yet. This is the United States of America you know. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Many people are in jail simply because they don't have the money for bail and later are found not guilty at trial. And the truth is it isn't all that hard to end up in jail yourself. I for one would be a bit slower to rush to judgement. You may find yourself in the same situation someday. So here's a little unsolicited advice if you do. Keep your big mouth shut. There are some bad people in jail and they won't be nearly as nice to you as you would like.
Public Servant

Fishers, IN

#30 Jan 22, 2008
Kelli wrote:
Do you know how many people are arrested, just arrested and taken to jail on a suscipion? Many! Do you know how they are treated in jail? They keep the jails at 32 degreees, if you take medicine they give you the wrong medicine, you have to pay into a commissary fund in order to buy yourself a toothbrush, toothpaste, towel and washcloth - taxpayers you are not paying for anything but the Sherrif's salary. The prisoner pays for their own items and they are not given care. There are many who have committed crimes that deserve to be in jail, but there are also others who do not deserve to be in jail, but because our judicial system is run by people who are elected and only give favors to those who helped them get elected - many others are left to fend for themselves against charges. I was in a court a year ago as an observer for an article and I heard the judge say "I am elected and I have a reputation to uphold and even though I am not totally convinced of your guilt, I have a right to the voters" I have it on record my friends. Wrong! Totally Wrong! I hope this family contacts the ACLU because I can just about guarantee that the jail staff did not check on him and let him lay there. I know of one jail inmate that was so sick that he was banging on the door with a cup and the guard kept coming by saying he would get him a nurse - two days later the nurse came and said he never received a message from the guard.
OMG...I almost worked up a tear. Then I realized accidentaly poked myself in the eye. More liberal noise. boo-hoo. Band-aid, please? Quickly, before this one bleeds to death.
Friend

AOL

#31 Jan 22, 2008
This isn't about jail, Hamilton or any other county. It's about Stevie. I hope there is peace at the end of his journey.
Kelli

Fishers, IN

#32 Jan 22, 2008
Orange Jumpsuit wrote:
<quoted text>
This whole post is a load of cr*p. I know from experience.
No it isn't a load of crap, I visited this person and saw for myself the conditions. You work at Hendrick's County Jail?
Endthewar

AOL

#33 Jan 22, 2008
Kelli wrote:
Do you know how many people are arrested, just arrested and taken to jail on a suscipion? Many! Do you know how they are treated in jail? They keep the jails at 32 degreees, if you take medicine they give you the wrong medicine, you have to pay into a commissary fund in order to buy yourself a toothbrush, toothpaste, towel and washcloth - taxpayers you are not paying for anything but the Sherrif's salary. The prisoner pays for their own items and they are not given care. There are many who have committed crimes that deserve to be in jail, but there are also others who do not deserve to be in jail, but because our judicial system is run by people who are elected and only give favors to those who helped them get elected - many others are left to fend for themselves against charges. I was in a court a year ago as an observer for an article and I heard the judge say "I am elected and I have a reputation to uphold and even though I am not totally convinced of your guilt, I have a right to the voters" I have it on record my friends. Wrong! Totally Wrong! I hope this family contacts the ACLU because I can just about guarantee that the jail staff did not check on him and let him lay there. I know of one jail inmate that was so sick that he was banging on the door with a cup and the guard kept coming by saying he would get him a nurse - two days later the nurse came and said he never received a message from the guard.
They are complete aholes there. The idiot public thinks that just because someone was arrested means they are guilty. It doesn't work that way. There is no reason not to treat these people with dignity and respect.
Senseless

Green Bay, WI

#34 Jan 22, 2008
Well I think that if i go to jail i would expect the guards to be rude at times
Scott

Plainfield, IN

#35 Jan 22, 2008
GrannyOf3 wrote:
<quoted text>You have idea why he was arested? Dont make snap judgments based on very little info! I will pray for him/family.
He was arrested for DRUGS!!!!!!!!! Read the story.

I'll bet dollars to donuts that he was unemployed, had kids, but not married, been in jail before, on welfare...need I go on?

While the loss of human life is sad, and I will pray for his family, the point trying to be made is now we (tax payers) don't have to support him.
Kelli

Fishers, IN

#36 Jan 22, 2008
Public Servant wrote:
<quoted text> OMG...I almost worked up a tear. Then I realized accidentaly poked myself in the eye. More liberal noise. boo-hoo. Band-aid, please? Quickly, before this one bleeds to death.
Funny you should say that, I am a lifelong Republican and not a liberal as you put it. This is not liberal boo-hoo, this is the truth. Some of you should come off of your high horse and be more open-minded when you witness stories such as these. I hope none of you work in public service because you would all suck at it because you are all so heartless. This women I am referring to was arrested because some kid made a comment and the was she was treated was deplorable. We are talking about an upstanding citizen, no priors on anything, steady job, voter all because some neighbor kid got p-offed because she told them to quite playing baseball so near her windows, they were playing in her front yard and this kid lives 2 houses down. A repeated action by this kid, she talked to the parents about it and then look - kid makes an allegation and they arrest the woman. Ridiculous!
Mongo

Sanford, NC

#37 Jan 22, 2008
Kelli wrote:
Do you know how many people are arrested, just arrested and taken to jail on a suscipion? Many! Do you know how they are treated in jail? They keep the jails at 32 degreees, if you take medicine they give you the wrong medicine, you have to pay into a commissary fund in order to buy yourself a toothbrush, toothpaste, towel and washcloth - taxpayers you are not paying for anything but the Sherrif's salary. The prisoner pays for their own items and they are not given care. There are many who have committed crimes that deserve to be in jail, but there are also others who do not deserve to be in jail, but because our judicial system is run by people who are elected and only give favors to those who helped them get elected - many others are left to fend for themselves against charges. I was in a court a year ago as an observer for an article and I heard the judge say "I am elected and I have a reputation to uphold and even though I am not totally convinced of your guilt, I have a right to the voters" I have it on record my friends. Wrong! Totally Wrong! I hope this family contacts the ACLU because I can just about guarantee that the jail staff did not check on him and let him lay there. I know of one jail inmate that was so sick that he was banging on the door with a cup and the guard kept coming by saying he would get him a nurse - two days later the nurse came and said he never received a message from the guard.
In a lot of other countries prisoners families are responsible for feeding and care. Why should we have to subsidize their chosen style of living?
P Sebree

Indianapolis, IN

#39 Jan 22, 2008
I wonder how many jail deaths this makes for this facility? I believe there are others.
lindanye007

United States

#40 Jan 22, 2008
I knew him and he was a good person aside from his lifestyle or habits. He had a good heart and he will be missed.
Sam

Carmel, IN

#42 Jan 22, 2008
Oh well, one less in the gene pool.
just wondering

Mentor, OH

#43 Jan 22, 2008
You know - jail should be rude, scary, have bad food and be uncomfortable. It is a punishment until if you are proven guilty.
You don't want to make jail "fun" and have great food and service! Otherwise you get people breaking the law just to get in to have better living conditions than they can support for themselves; then, tax payers pay for their lifestyle - which should not be better than those living on minimum wage!
Stupid Scott

Hinsdale, IL

#44 Jan 22, 2008
Kelli wrote:
<quoted text>
No it isn't a load of crap, I visited this person and saw for myself the conditions. You work at Hendrick's County Jail?
I think you might have visited the wrong guy. This douche was in Hamilton County.

On a side note, you might want to pick better friends.
Snip Cahue

Kokomo, IN

#45 Jan 22, 2008
Next!
Mongo

Sanford, NC

#46 Jan 22, 2008
Kelli wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny you should say that, I am a lifelong Republican and not a liberal as you put it. This is not liberal boo-hoo, this is the truth. Some of you should come off of your high horse and be more open-minded when you witness stories such as these. I hope none of you work in public service because you would all suck at it because you are all so heartless. This women I am referring to was arrested because some kid made a comment and the was she was treated was deplorable. We are talking about an upstanding citizen, no priors on anything, steady job, voter all because some neighbor kid got p-offed because she told them to quite playing baseball so near her windows, they were playing in her front yard and this kid lives 2 houses down. A repeated action by this kid, she talked to the parents about it and then look - kid makes an allegation and they arrest the woman. Ridiculous!
What is the rest of the story? Was she charged or was she let go? If the allegation was unfounded did she pursue her right to bring legal proceedings against the kid and the parents ( they are the responsible party)? Working as a corrections officer is no picnic. You see the worst that our communities have to offer, every day, 24 hours a day (and every one of them is innocent)! I'd like to see how you react to the situatiions they are prresented with after a few years of this.
Scott

Plainfield, IN

#47 Jan 22, 2008
Kelli wrote:
Do you know how many people are arrested, just arrested and taken to jail on a suscipion? Many! Do you know how they are treated in jail? They keep the jails at 32 degreees, if you take medicine they give you the wrong medicine, you have to pay into a commissary fund in order to buy yourself a toothbrush, toothpaste, towel and washcloth - taxpayers you are not paying for anything but the Sherrif's salary. The prisoner pays for their own items and they are not given care. There are many who have committed crimes that deserve to be in jail, but there are also others who do not deserve to be in jail, but because our judicial system is run by people who are elected and only give favors to those who helped them get elected - many others are left to fend for themselves against charges. I was in a court a year ago as an observer for an article and I heard the judge say "I am elected and I have a reputation to uphold and even though I am not totally convinced of your guilt, I have a right to the voters" I have it on record my friends. Wrong! Totally Wrong! I hope this family contacts the ACLU because I can just about guarantee that the jail staff did not check on him and let him lay there. I know of one jail inmate that was so sick that he was banging on the door with a cup and the guard kept coming by saying he would get him a nurse - two days later the nurse came and said he never received a message from the guard.
Excuses...Excuses.....Excuses. ...blah blah blah....Boo Hoo Hoo.........Once again, if you don't associate with these type of people, you won't find yourself in these situations.

As far as tax payers not paying, who do you think paid for the jail, the land, the food, administration, upkeep, guards, vehicles, trash removal...need I go on. Kelli, you need to get a grip on reality, go out into the world and learn something, leave your trailer park and experience life.
Old Mom

Carmel, IN

#49 Jan 22, 2008
GrannyOf3 wrote:
<quoted text>You have idea why he was arested? Dont make snap judgments based on very little info! I will pray for him/family.
Hello? Did you read the article?
Concerned

Carmel, IN

#50 Jan 22, 2008
My prayers go out to the family and loved ones of this young man.
Cover UP

Indianapolis, IN

#51 Jan 22, 2008
Sounds like a beat down from some cops.Wait to see what the autopsy report finds.

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