Telfair Prison fight blamed on 'illeg...

Telfair Prison fight blamed on 'illegal cell phones'

There are 39 comments on the 11Alive story from Nov 23, 2011, titled Telfair Prison fight blamed on 'illegal cell phones'. In it, 11Alive reports that:

HELENA, Ga. -- The state Department of Corrections says "illegal cell phones" in prison were the cause of Monday night's fight at the Telfair State Prison.

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Patty PI

Lithonia, GA

#1 Nov 23, 2011
Guards are the worlds worse.They are all dirty,they allow inmates to be beaten,and killed,and turn their heads for a little of money,or just because they didnt like the inmate.They are worse than the inmates themselves.I feel sorry for some of the inmates,especially the younger ones that have never been to prison,and are allowed to be put in there with murderers,rapist,and just mean men.They dont know what to do.And the guards dont protect them,laugh when things happen.And u cant sue the prisons when someone is killed or raped or hurt seriousley,because they lie & cover up things. Just plain dirty.......... They need to be put in there (the wardons,guards,if they dont do their jobs.....
Patty PI

Lithonia, GA

#2 Nov 23, 2011
What was ever done about the guy that was murdered at telfair? Never heard anything else about that.They made him appera to be such a bad guy(which may have been true),but none the less,what did they do about it,he was still a human being,suppose to be protected by the guards,they need to be sued,but that want work,rt? A person is dead here.

Since: Apr 11

Bay Saint Louis, MS

#3 Nov 29, 2011
why don't we just fire all the guards, burn the prisons, and let all the prisoners go free. since all the guards are so bad and no one will ever be happy with any guards that ever come through there. lets just feel sorry for all the convicted 1st time murder offenders and rapists who couldn't possibly handle being in the prison for the first time ever for crimes that we as a jury convicted them for, and let them run loose that way they never have to worry about anything. there is no way that some of those prison guards might actually be good people who care about their jobs and have families to take care of, like an officer who was recently injured due to an inmate. i'm sure that officer was a horrible, awful person and deserved to be injured right before the holidays and have his daughter crying and begging him by his bedside in the hospital to find another job because the one he has is just too dangerous. as a matter of fact, we should just spend all our tax dollars and buy all the child molesters homes close to our kids' schools, and dui repeat offenders we should let them go and give them their licenses back. we all know that there is not a single, guard, warden, or any other prison employee who doesn't do their job so why have prisons in the first place. and if for any reason you can't hear the sarcasm angrily oozing off this post then you may need some help.
Chaingang

United States

#4 Nov 30, 2011
Both of ya'll dont know what the hell ya'll talkin bout. Its sad that society is so blind to the way the department of corrections work. I just left telfair state and yes some gaurds dont do they job and some dont. And as far as inmates, the young ones are the worst. I can go on and on but i wont. Just know that "civilians" should never speak on prison cuz u have to be there to know whats really goin on.
Blessed

Adel, GA

#5 Dec 3, 2011
So Sad!
hayouwouldbeayan kee

United States

#6 Dec 20, 2011
Convicted felons or not, some of the people in the prison system really are innocent. It happens all the time. I feel sorry for the innocent people in the system. The fact most guards turn their heads to most things going on is ridiculous! The men/women in prison are still people. I think being locked up like some type of animal and just having to be in prison should be punishment enough. It's already scary in prison. Not everyone in prison is a murderer or rapist! Some of those people were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Some of them have drug charges. Just because someone is in prison it doesn't make them a bad person or make them guilty. And as far as the guards having a family and all that nonsense.. it takes a special kind of person to turn their head as another human is being beaten.. or worse! I will not feel sorry for any guard, injured or not, if they really sit back and let things happen. For every guard with a sappy story about his family there is a prisoner with their family too. Some people are so close minded they think prison and assume the prisoners are bad people and the guards are good people. Wake up! You really need to take a look around and open your eyes to the way the world really works!
possum

Sweden

#7 Jan 6, 2012
most of the people locked up need to be there,but alarge percentage are there for petty offences,they need to lock abunch of us up because politicians have sent all the jobs to china with NAFTA and other bullshit trade agreements.The bastards figure they can lock half of us up and let the other half of us guard them to keep from having a revolution on their hands.The DA and sheriff for telfair co. are bigger crooks than most people in these prisons.Their is not a tree high enough to hang these bastards!!!
chula

Portland, OR

#8 Jan 9, 2012
Patty PI wrote:
Guards are the worlds worse.They are all dirty,they allow inmates to be beaten,and killed,and turn their heads for a little of money,or just because they didnt like the inmate.They are worse than the inmates themselves.I feel sorry for some of the inmates,especially the younger ones that have never been to prison,and are allowed to be put in there with murderers,rapist,and just mean men.They dont know what to do.And the guards dont protect them,laugh when things happen.And u cant sue the prisons when someone is killed or raped or hurt seriousley,because they lie & cover up things. Just plain dirty.......... They need to be put in there (the wardons,guards,if they dont do their jobs.....
I agree with you co Karma will get you in the end

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#9 Apr 2, 2012
Patty PI wrote:
Guards are the worlds worse.They are all dirty,they allow inmates to be beaten,and killed,and turn their heads for a little of money,or just because they didnt like the inmate.They are worse than the inmates themselves.I feel sorry for some of the inmates,especially the younger ones that have never been to prison,and are allowed to be put in there with murderers,rapist,and just mean men.They dont know what to do.And the guards dont protect them,laugh when things happen.And u cant sue the prisons when someone is killed or raped or hurt seriousley,because they lie & cover up things. Just plain dirty.......... They need to be put in there (the wardons,guards,if they dont do their jobs.....
no not all guards are dirty. Some actually TRY to listen to the IM & do their job. But let me guess: your "baby" is in prison? TSP maybe? The facts are this: there are good & bad everywhere. These boys are not in day camp, band camp or the local clubhouse bc they made boy scout of the year. THAT should be taken into consideration when you hear some of their complaints. Yes, there are bad officers & sorry officers too, but for every one of those, there are more good that will protect the weaker IM's behind those bars, uphold their civil rights inside that fence & do exactly as they were sworn in to do. I will not judge one man bc of another's actions, one woman by another's sins so don't judge one ofc bc of another. It's a whole new world in that fence, some make it some don't. Some get broke & some don't. As far as innocent people in there, that's the judges decision, not the guards. They're not in there to judge, but to protect & serve the public..THATS YOU & YOUR FAMILY.
Not a Guard_ an OFFICER

United States

#10 May 17, 2012
Some people are just blind to the true facts about prison. I have been an Officer for over 8 years and I want you to know that you assumptions are wrong about us "guards". People dont know the half. Much of what happens in prison is because of what the inmate population creates. They are full of gangs and affiliations that prey on the weaker inmates. That is why when I Counsel... yes I said Counsel the inmates I try to encourage them to make better decisions. Not all officers are bad officers and if the inmates were to use the system for what its intended purpose (rehabilitating, educating, and re-entry to reduce recidivsm)instead of doing wrong while they are incarcerated as a good majority of them do... then things like this would not happen. I mean I have seen countless men prey on the weaker officers to try to use them as duck to get drugs and cell phones in. they also prey on the weaker inmates for the same things. Some of them rob and steal from each other, things like that just as well may cause death or injury. I say this to say that people can not blame the officers for everything that goes on in the prisons because a great amount of what goes on starts with the individual inmates. Please understand this... Im too experienced and have seen too much to let this conversation go so negatively... Something to think on...God bless you all!
prw

Saint Marys, GA

#11 Oct 2, 2012
Patty PI wrote:
What was ever done about the guy that was murdered at telfair? Never heard anything else about that.They made him appera to be such a bad guy(which may have been true),but none the less,what did they do about it,he was still a human being,suppose to be protected by the guards,they need to be sued,but that want work,rt? A person is dead here.
Im not sure,I never heard either.I agree with u n here we have another man that was murdered!!And im sure we wont here anything about that man either.I know he helped out my fella couple of times with some time.I spoke to him and am ashamed to say I dont even know his name.I think his last name was Cruz.Not sure tho.I pray for all of our guys that are in there
prw

Saint Marys, GA

#12 Oct 2, 2012
Not a Guard_ an OFFICER wrote:
Some people are just blind to the true facts about prison. I have been an Officer for over 8 years and I want you to know that you assumptions are wrong about us "guards". People dont know the half. Much of what happens in prison is because of what the inmate population creates. They are full of gangs and affiliations that prey on the weaker inmates. That is why when I Counsel... yes I said Counsel the inmates I try to encourage them to make better decisions. Not all officers are bad officers and if the inmates were to use the system for what its intended purpose (rehabilitating, educating, and re-entry to reduce recidivsm)instead of doing wrong while they are incarcerated as a good majority of them do... then things like this would not happen. I mean I have seen countless men prey on the weaker officers to try to use them as duck to get drugs and cell phones in. they also prey on the weaker inmates for the same things. Some of them rob and steal from each other, things like that just as well may cause death or injury. I say this to say that people can not blame the officers for everything that goes on in the prisons because a great amount of what goes on starts with the individual inmates. Please understand this... Im too experienced and have seen too much to let this conversation go so negatively... Something to think on...God bless you all!
I do understand what u r saying.I know there r good n bad in everyone no matter what ur job title is.As far as I know they dont offer anything except for GED courses.Could u give me some guidance on where to go or where my guy need to find out how to get other info.We send him all we can afford for reading educational n he uses the library that is so limited.I know he wants to use his time for good.He does all he can to stay positive n on the right path but i know its hard when he reaches rock bottom to stay positive n stuck in those walls day in and day out.If they were offered something to do other than how to become other kinds of criminals mine would put it to good use.And if u only touch one out of 1000.I think it would be worth it,Dont u?
inmate

Dothan, AL

#13 Oct 3, 2012
Telfair needs to be investigated n possibly ran by the Feds. Just last week a Latino was murdered by sum other Latinos. Da same one who ordered da hit was on da Wardens prison Panel of Gang leaders. Da last guy dat was killed was purposely placed n dat dorm by an angry Cert team officer jus because da guy cursed him out. I'm willing to provide pictures of da many atrocities dat happen here if only to excite sum one enough to want to help change stuff here.
Cool Hand Luke

Saint Simons Island, GA

#14 Oct 5, 2012
Prisons should be firebombed

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#15 Oct 6, 2012
That's right. Let's let all the murders, rapists & child molesters back on the street. Then maybe they'll target YOU & YOUR family. A lot of ignorance is breeding now evidently.
ur stupid

United States

#16 Oct 12, 2012
Its impossible to do your job when you are so outnumbered..understaffed..thr eatened constantly..the sub-humans locked away are armed with knives and swords.....some look like a kris dagger. I know....I worked in one of the hellholes on the other end of this state....now I hear an officer has died..it is out of control. Last February 2 officers at Hays SP in north GA were stabbed...one 22 times the other in the neck....both almost bled to death....so shut up with the poor little young inmate horse sh**....cuz..dog...folk....unc or whatever they call you...I would say garbage is your name.
corrections officer 2

Dalton, GA

#17 Oct 12, 2012
Patty PI wrote:
Guards are the worlds worse.They are all dirty,they allow inmates to be beaten,and killed,and turn their heads for a little of money,or just because they didnt like the inmate.They are worse than the inmates themselves.I feel sorry for some of the inmates,especially the younger ones that have never been to prison,and are allowed to be put in there with murderers,rapist,and just mean men.They dont know what to do.And the guards dont protect them,laugh when things happen.And u cant sue the prisons when someone is killed or raped or hurt seriousley,because they lie & cover up things. Just plain dirty.......... They need to be put in there (the wardons,guards,if they dont do their jobs.....
First off as a corrections officers, you can not label all co's as dirty and pos because they are not yes they are some dirty one but most are their to do their jobs and do them right, just like inmates their is some good ones and bad ones.........but dont ever talk crap about my fellow co's because you dont know what it takes to be a co and probably not the guts to one

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#18 Oct 12, 2012
corrections officer 2 wrote:
<quoted text>First off as a corrections officers, you can not label all co's as dirty and pos because they are not yes they are some dirty one but most are their to do their jobs and do them right, just like inmates their is some good ones and bad ones.........but dont ever talk crap about my fellow co's because you dont know what it takes to be a co and probably not the guts to one
Well said, CC2.
SGT

Forsyth, GA

#19 Oct 13, 2012
If you don't like how the prison system is run... Keep your baby, husband, fiance, brother.... AT HOME.... Or come run with us that pound the concrete on a daily basis... Our job is to protect and serve but when a plot has been made to do something it does not matter wher you are or if the inmates are even seperated its gonna happen... ITS PRISON not DAYCARE!!!!!
ex inmate

Savannah, GA

#20 Oct 13, 2012
Why do we never hear about the inmates that get killed or stabbed?

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