Operation Prison Cell reveals Beeville jail officials smuggled cell...

Feb 27, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Rachel Denny Clow/Caller-Times Kenneth Magidson , U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, answers questions at a news conference Wednesday at One Shoreline Plaza regarding a racketeering indictment that includes 17 former Texas Department of Criminal Justice correction officers who had worked at the McConnell Unit in Beeville.

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Feb 27, 2013
 
Its good these people got caught tryn to make a dirty dollar.
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Feb 27, 2013
 
And these are the people that suppose to protect us 24/7
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Feb 27, 2013
 
If u dnt work there dnt judge.......these people dnt represent everyone that wear that uniform.....some actually take pride in what they do...granted there actions shouldn't and probably won't go unpunished ....but If u dnt work there or used to and sucked at it then ur opinion is invalid these people were removed with in time if each other not all at once..... Almost a 10year spand
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Feb 28, 2013
 
Thats retarded. Everyone's opinion counts, not just the ones u agree with. Even people that never worked at TDCJ have the right to speak. Doesnt take an expert to know that anyone who gives an inmate contraband is a piece of shit taking advantage of their position. I hope they all get what they deserve.

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Feb 28, 2013
 
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And these are the people that suppose to protect us 24/7
I WORK AT MCCONEEL UNIT SINCE 2005. I HAVE WORKED WITH DEDICATED OFFICERS THAT CARE ABOUT ETHICS.i WILL TELL YOU NOT ALL CO'S ARE DIRTY JUST LIKE NOT ALL COPS AND PREACHERS ARE. I WILL ASSURE YOU THAT YOU CAN PUT UP YOUR VASELINE JAR BECAUSE AS LONG AS YOU HAVE DEDICATED OFFICER YOU CAN SLEEP FACE DOWN.
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Feb 28, 2013
 
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I WORK AT MCCONEEL UNIT SINCE 2005. I HAVE WORKED WITH DEDICATED OFFICERS THAT CARE ABOUT ETHICS.i WILL TELL YOU NOT ALL CO'S ARE DIRTY JUST LIKE NOT ALL COPS AND PREACHERS ARE. I WILL ASSURE YOU THAT YOU CAN PUT UP YOUR VASELINE JAR BECAUSE AS LONG AS YOU HAVE DEDICATED OFFICER YOU CAN SLEEP FACE DOWN.
Been there since 2008.... Completely agree with bumble bee...... Well put......

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Feb 28, 2013
 
If y'all have worked there for that long then you both know that this stuff happens a lot. But most don't get caught. You may not want to admit it out loud but that's up to you. And yes it sucks that the actions of the ones that do do stupid shit for inmates kind of makes everyone look bad. I'm not saying everyone there is doing it and I'm not saying its fair for y'all to be see in such a bad light because of some stupid decisions. But I am saying they need to be made examples of...and they new to give names of anyone they know that still works there that's still doin it. And they need harsher punishment then the first group. Maybe that will scare these other idiots out of believing criminals. And there need to be stronger rules and regulations. But that's not anything we probably have a say in. Like putting something on the roof of the prison that won't give a phone a signal.... And having a trusted officer on every land line call made. They lost any privacy they could have when they got Locke up in a max sec prison. Anyways that's my opinion. The ones that are there doing their job by the law and the best they can every day I admire I know that jobs not for everyone and I know I couldn't do it. So thank u to the one doing their job.

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what u mean invalid wrote:
Thats retarded. Everyone's opinion counts, not just the ones u agree with. Even people that never worked at TDCJ have the right to speak. Doesnt take an expert to know that anyone who gives an inmate contraband is a piece of shit taking advantage of their position. I hope they all get what they deserve.
Opinions count when you know the facts...This a fact , you can sleep well tonite face down beacuse the CO's will be doing what
very few would want to do...
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If y'all have worked there for that long then you both know that this stuff happens a lot. But most don't get caught. You may not want to admit it out loud but that's up to you. And yes it sucks that the actions of the ones that do do stupid shit for inmates kind of makes everyone look bad. I'm not saying everyone there is doing it and I'm not saying its fair for y'all to be see in such a bad light because of some stupid decisions. But I am saying they need to be made examples of...and they new to give names of anyone they know that still works there that's still doin it. And they need harsher punishment then the first group. Maybe that will scare these other idiots out of believing criminals. And there need to be stronger rules and regulations. But that's not anything we probably have a say in. Like putting something on the roof of the prison that won't give a phone a signal.... And having a trusted officer on every land line call made. They lost any privacy they could have when they got Locke up in a max sec prison. Anyways that's my opinion. The ones that are there doing their job by the law and the best they can every day I admire I know that jobs not for everyone and I know I couldn't do it. So thank u to the one doing their job.
We defend ourselves by stating not all of us are dirty we make points that we contribute to providing public safety to our community, never have we said they dnt deserve what there getting for there poor choices....cause even in our eyes they do......

However nice point made and thank you

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Feb 28, 2013
 
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<quoted text>We defend ourselves by stating not all of us are dirty we make points that we contribute to providing public safety to our community, never have we said they dnt deserve what there getting for there poor choices....cause even in our eyes they do......

However nice point made and thank you
Thanks I didn't mean to make it sound like y'all don't think they should be punished. That's just me say I think they do and so does anyone else still doing it. Because they may be helping us sleep better or ( ass up...?!) from the ones locked up now... But giving them anyway to contact the ones out here that could hurt us or that can get unfinished work done or whatever the phone calls are for is kind of counter acting their help. Anyways I just think its about time they started pulling out the weeds so that the " good ones" can start to take back the prison. I'd give an example or two but its not my place. And I honestly do think that it take a big person the perform that job and do it the right way without it changing u either this way or other ways. Which is a totally different topic!
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Thanks I didn't mean to make it sound like y'all don't think they should be punished. That's just me say I think they do and so does anyone else still doing it. Because they may be helping us sleep better or ( ass up...?!) from the ones locked up now... But giving them anyway to contact the ones out here that could hurt us or that can get unfinished work done or whatever the phone calls are for is kind of counter acting their help. Anyways I just think its about time they started pulling out the weeds so that the " good ones" can start to take back the prison. I'd give an example or two but its not my place. And I honestly do think that it take a big person the perform that job and do it the right way without it changing u either this way or other ways. Which is a totally different topic!
Well that is true I think we could all point out some that could probably find another career ... These jobs ( any law enforcement ) aren't for everyone.. but I stand by my fellow officer and encourage them to keep there heads up high and wear that uniform with pride... It's due time for everyone who is shady.... Nothing stays hidden forever!!!!!:)
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Opinions count when you know the facts...This a fact , you can sleep well tonite face down beacuse the CO's will be doing what
very few would want to do...
bullshit, u dont protect me, u protect the unit and your fellow officers. Idk why some of u want to act like youre the police that put the scum away. U just babysit the scum so quit acting like u protect us from anything. You are not law enforcement, u are criminal justice. I worked there so u cant lie to me.

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Mar 27, 2013
 
why did you quit?. if we don't protect why are we public servents just like cops. why do cops carry all that equipment around their belts?. Is it because they might be shot?. I guess we should fell better if they get beaten or shanked to death. death is death. i guess you quit because you didn't like death starring you in the face and feared for your sorry ass.
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Mar 27, 2013
 
I left to make double what u make in the oilfield. Money and benefits, the same and only two reasons anyone wearing a tdcj uniform shows up to work. U can front here like u really enjoy and take pride in what u do but you're only fooling yourself. Judging by your poor grammar and misuse of words, misspelling and what not, its probably the only decent paying job u could get. Like i said i been in there and ain't nuthin scary bout it if u know how to handle yourself. Apparently u da one thats scared talkin bout death staring u in the face. Thats bullshit. 99% of the inmates just want to do their time and be out. I never had a single incident there and i was un J,K, and L pod constantly. U just tryin to paint a Hollywood prison picture for these folks readin that never been in there. Lemme tell u how it works...criminals commit crimes, the cops/detectives catch them, the juducial system puts them away, and after all the hard work is done they show up in a white bus and y'all say "We'll take it from here".... yeah you deserve all the credit for protecting us. Guess the people workin at the zoo protect us from all them lions, tigers, and bears too. Lmao
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Mar 28, 2013
 
what u mean invalid wrote:
<quoted text> bullshit, u dont protect me, u protect the unit and your fellow officers. Idk why some of u want to act like youre the police that put the scum away. U just babysit the scum so quit acting like u protect us from anything. You are not law enforcement, u are criminal justice. I worked there so u cant lie to me.
yea you must have ben a dirth boss thats why you quit...and yes we protect you stupid we keep them inside the fence to stop them raping your momma or child or wife or YOU you piece of crap.
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Mar 28, 2013
 
No dumbass, i left for more $, just like i explained in my last comment. you're obviously the shift idiot so i can understand why u failed to read that big scary paragraph. Keep up the good work "protecting" us from all those inmates that u feed everyday and provide numerous services for. Maybe one day the community will reward you or hold a special ceremony in appreciation for the protection u provide. Don't hold your breath though.
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Mar 29, 2013
 
Its human error.. we are all human you should judge because no one is perfect!
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Mar 29, 2013
 
blah wrote:
Its human error.. we are all human you should judge because no one is perfect!
Shouldn't

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