2 Franklin County Jail corrections officers wounded in 2 days

Two corrections officers were injured in two days at the Franklin County Jail in separate incidents involving inmates. Full Story
disagree

Greencastle, PA

#1 Apr 1, 2011
Seems as though the inmates should spend more time in their cells instead of the day room. That's some tough punishment they're getting. NOT!!!
Wilson

Greencastle, PA

#2 Apr 1, 2011
No TV. No reading material. No smoking. Solitary confinement. No visitors. One phone call every two weeks. Cut the dirtbag's privileges.
Bob Cat

Greencastle, PA

#3 Apr 1, 2011
guess our jail is prepared for a riot
totally disagree

Greencastle, PA

#4 Apr 1, 2011
Put them on chain gangs an have them doing some work along the highway cleaning up trash. If one of them get hit......tough luck. If any get hurt....tough luck. Not up to the county to pay. Let's get tough! They can be shoveling sidewalks in the winter!
come on

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Apr 1, 2011
It is easy to state this or that need to be done or this or that person needs to do this. What is most important is that 2 people were harmed. I pray that they have a quick recovery!
Renee

Chambersburg, PA

#6 Apr 1, 2011
Why did we need a state of the arts building to house inmates? With more of them we should lock them up and throw away the key. Why do they get such special treatment? State of the art jail was not necessary at all.
Sheriff A

Reston, VA

#7 Apr 1, 2011
I strongly believe that a format to one being followed by Sheriff Arapaio in Arizona should be followed. Only permit the Disney Channel on TV, block all other channels. Magazines could be Disney or other similar reading material. Pink uniforms with pink underwear. Cheese and Bologna sandwiches for lunch. Give the inmates the opportunity to work outdoors in a chain gang.
Gram

Newville, PA

#8 Apr 1, 2011
Never will understand why people who break the law should be treated to things other than 3 meals a day , bathrooms & clean clothes. They broke the law, we are too easy on these troublemakers, so when they get out, they will just break the laws again. Where else can they get all the freebies for free!!! This country has gotten way to easy on people who don't even try to live according to the law. TOO MUCH FREE STUFF for TOO MANY. And I don't mean just those who break the law. The lazies who don't even try to find work or try to understand the language.
Dave

Newburg, PA

#9 Apr 1, 2011
BTW what's going on with Whetzel. Has he been confirmed or what?
the truth is

Mcconnellsburg, PA

#10 Apr 1, 2011
Training Training Training. If a person shows up at the FCJ for a job they are hired! There are no requirements for physical conditioning or experience. They go through a micro academy that is put on by the staff at the FCJ which is made up of other co's and Lieutenant's. Once the new hires graduate the academy which is only a few weeks long, they are put out on units. FCJ hired a 105 pound female with no training that only asks for trouble, she has no business in a correctional facility. This will probably happen again because there is a lack of training at the facility. If you want good co's that wont get hurt, hire and train and retrain on an annual basis but test for physical agility first before you hire. The main problem at the FCJ is that the co's get arrogant and talk down to the inmates. That is unprofessional and additionally causes bad feelings between the co's and inmates. If you keep kicking a dog you are eventually going to get bit! That's what happened to the co's. If they would learn to treat inmates as a professional should, inmates wouldn't retaliate on them. Inmates are people too, people that made bad choices. There are very few murderers and rapists at FCJ for the most part it is full of DUI's. Co's and Lieutenant's make bad choices too they just don't get caught doing it. FCJ isn't as bad as people make it out to be, request and take a tour. It is not how it is portrayed on TV in a maximum security facility in a state prison, this is a county jail. So, correctional officers, stop acting like big bad badges, running your alligator mouth might get your canary but kicked!
George in Chambersburg

Muncy, PA

#11 Apr 1, 2011
State of the art - just the place for anyone who's homeless,unemployed and doesn't qualify for assistance or welfare. Just commit a felony and accept no plea bargain - then you get a cot and 3 meals a day with tv.
RvD

Chambersburg, PA

#12 Apr 1, 2011
the truth is wrote:
Training Training Training. If a person shows up at the FCJ for a job they are hired! There are no requirements for physical conditioning or experience. They go through a micro academy that is put on by the staff at the FCJ which is made up of other co's and Lieutenant's. Once the new hires graduate the academy which is only a few weeks long, they are put out on units. FCJ hired a 105 pound female with no training that only asks for trouble, she has no business in a correctional facility. This will probably happen again because there is a lack of training at the facility. If you want good co's that wont get hurt, hire and train and retrain on an annual basis but test for physical agility first before you hire. The main problem at the FCJ is that the co's get arrogant and talk down to the inmates. That is unprofessional and additionally causes bad feelings between the co's and inmates. If you keep kicking a dog you are eventually going to get bit! That's what happened to the co's. If they would learn to treat inmates as a professional should, inmates wouldn't retaliate on them. Inmates are people too, people that made bad choices. There are very few murderers and rapists at FCJ for the most part it is full of DUI's. Co's and Lieutenant's make bad choices too they just don't get caught doing it. FCJ isn't as bad as people make it out to be, request and take a tour. It is not how it is portrayed on TV in a maximum security facility in a state prison, this is a county jail. So, correctional officers, stop acting like big bad badges, running your alligator mouth might get your canary but kicked!
So what unit were you housed on care bear?
i can post at work

Chambersburg, PA

#13 Apr 1, 2011
what a worthless discussion
Julie

Chambersburg, PA

#14 Apr 2, 2011
the truth is wrote:
Training Training Training. If a person shows up at the FCJ for a job they are hired! There are no requirements for physical conditioning or experience. They go through a micro academy that is put on by the staff at the FCJ which is made up of other co's and Lieutenant's. Once the new hires graduate the academy which is only a few weeks long, they are put out on units. FCJ hired a 105 pound female with no training that only asks for trouble, she has no business in a correctional facility. This will probably happen again because there is a lack of training at the facility. If you want good co's that wont get hurt, hire and train and retrain on an annual basis but test for physical agility first before you hire. The main problem at the FCJ is that the co's get arrogant and talk down to the inmates. That is unprofessional and additionally causes bad feelings between the co's and inmates. If you keep kicking a dog you are eventually going to get bit! That's what happened to the co's. If they would learn to treat inmates as a professional should, inmates wouldn't retaliate on them. Inmates are people too, people that made bad choices. There are very few murderers and rapists at FCJ for the most part it is full of DUI's. Co's and Lieutenant's make bad choices too they just don't get caught doing it. FCJ isn't as bad as people make it out to be, request and take a tour. It is not how it is portrayed on TV in a maximum security facility in a state prison, this is a county jail. So, correctional officers, stop acting like big bad badges, running your alligator mouth might get your canary but kicked!
You've got it right on. There are certain CO's there who purposely do things to rile up the inmates. A person can only be pushed so far. All of you posting sound like you've never been at the FCJ. Mostly regular people with DUI (the county's top "crime")at the jail. The CO's I have been in contact with are absolutely mean, nasty, and arrogant even to the visitors. They certainly don't act like or look like they like their jobs. It's a paycheck and nothing more than that. A place for them to shine and be the big guy/gal. Go, take a look at the people they are holding there for months and months and months and maybe you'll understand a little more why the people crack. It's absolutely ridiculous to keep people conmvicted of non-violent crime cooped up for the amount of time they are. The Franklin County DA's are hell-bent on making sure that jail is full and the fines assessed make the payments on their new facility. Yes, I have a very bitter attitude on this justice system.

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