Inmates Sue Vienna Prison

Inmates Sue Vienna Prison

There are 16 comments on the WSIL story from Jul 9, 2012, titled Inmates Sue Vienna Prison. In it, WSIL reports that:

Accusations of inhumane conditions at a Southern Illinois prison may spark a class action lawsuit.

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Marcus

United States

#1 Jul 21, 2012
I was in vienna c c in 2007 and the conditions where horrible. No ac in the summer or heat in the winter. Rodents and insects were everywhere. windows were even bust out on a housing unit they called building 19. Im 100% behind the lawsuit!
Speachless

Simpson, IL

#2 Jul 21, 2012
How about a lawsuit filled by the state against every convict that has been housed in the Illinois Prison System? I think they should be given a bill and made financially responsible for paying us "the taxpayer" back for all the money "we" spent housing their ass's, for crimes they committed, not us! I promise this would get our state out of debt and hell we could even be money ahead, who knows!
Joe

Fort Scott, KS

#3 Jul 21, 2012
How about you filthy inmates stop breaking windows and pay for the one you already broke! You are lying about heat in the winter and why should you get air conditioning? It's prison.....not the comfort inn!!!! If you don't like it, don't come to prison. Bless your poor mistreated heart! Boo hoo!
chiller

Simpson, IL

#4 Jul 21, 2012
Criminals don't deserve the rights the law obeying citizens do. Get over it.
Duke

Marion, IL

#5 Jul 21, 2012
Wanna fix part of the problem ? need to go to the States Attorneys and some Judges. No need to put everyone in prison for anything greater than a parking ticket. Brian Trambley while being Johnson County SA sent many people to prison that had no business going there. He had no reasoning in his office, it cost him his job. Prisons are maxed out and over crouded, something needs to change with the Judicial system.
Whatever

Kansas City, MO

#6 Aug 1, 2012
First of all just because u are a prisioners doesnt mean u have to be treated any different from a free human being.. I pay taxes so they shouldnt have to live in a nasty enivorment. So get overr that bull some are talking, all people should be treated equally no matter where they are...
Joe

Mount Vernon, MO

#7 Aug 4, 2012
Whatever wrote:
First of all just because u are a prisioners doesnt mean u have to be treated any different from a free human being.. I pay taxes so they shouldnt have to live in a nasty enivorment. So get overr that bull some are talking, all people should be treated equally no matter where they are...
They are treated better than most people! They need to learn how to clean up after themselves!
fyi

United States

#8 Aug 5, 2012
Maybe there were rodents and insects becauseu prisoners lived like nasty pigs!! I agree, no A/C should be given, it is prison! Glad they changed to no smoking also!
MissJ

United States

#11 Nov 11, 2013
People make mistakes!!! Ok u wanna get all taxpayer on them ok im also a taxpayer, but if it wasnt for this messed up government being greedy in all aspects of the word alot less people would be in jail. Ok I understand if u make a mistake one time and never do it again ok. But the.reason why these people keep going back is because when u get out of prison with a.felony even with a college degree, its next to impossible to get a job. Unless u wanna work at Mcdonalds for the rest of ur life. And then if u have.kids u have to take care then ur not making enough to support urself let alone kids. So then ur asking for the "governments" help for food and housing etc. then when ur turned down because.of ur felony what are u supposed to do, when u and ur kids are homeless and hungry. I'll tell u, the only thing u know will put food in ur kids stomach and a roof over ur head, back to getting money the.best way u know how hustling. Then what happens ur back in prison. See people its a nightmare some people cant get out of, but really want to get out of and cant. See how its like a never ending circle with the greedy government right in the middle. See ill break it down. 1) a person makes one mistake in whole life and gets a felony 2) goes to the.prison that works them like slaves for peanuts only to benefit the outside world 3) the government needs crime, because without crime there would be no jobs for.police officers, judges, lawyers, correctional officers, etc. So when u put this whole lawsuit thing down think twice. Because it could be u in there someday.
joecassioppi k58279

Mchenry, IL

#13 Jan 1, 2015
I was there in 2012 building 19 roof leak on us every time in rsined tje whole summer. P ver crowding, ove 125 people, in a space built for 50. I was in stateville once, they condemned it now, but conditions were as bad. I think we all should be paid 126.00 gor every day we were made to live in those conditions.most of us were down there for me or driving without a license or maybe possibly second DUI none of us were hardened criminals but we were made to live in inhumane conditions and should have been condemned prison in the first place
SHUTUP

Vienna, IL

#14 Jan 2, 2015
joecassioppi k58279 wrote:
I was there in 2012 building 19 roof leak on us every time in rsined tje whole summer. P ver crowding, ove 125 people, in a space built for 50. I was in stateville once, they condemned it now, but conditions were as bad. I think we all should be paid 126.00 gor every day we were made to live in those conditions.most of us were down there for me or driving without a license or maybe possibly second DUI none of us were hardened criminals but we were made to live in inhumane conditions and should have been condemned prison in the first place
SHUT UP, you commit crimes and then you want to be treated like a king. Many of the people that read this actually work there, and they know the truth. And since you are trying to act like a choir boy that was just misunderstood, YOU were not there because of driving without a license, or a second DUI. If you want to post on here, it is very possible for a person to post your entire rap sheet, and it will show ALL of your transgressions. With luck and a good judge, you will be off the streets for a very long time for this latest one. Wouldn't that be three weeks from today?

ANDREW !!!
Darnell

Chicago, IL

#15 Aug 14, 2015
I was there in 1998 also 2001 and they had us staying in building 19 meaning me and my peers in saying other inmates in reality they just changed Windows on all the units and left bld19 the same and that's what needed 're constructed so that that part of vienna been that way for a long also didn't even suppose to put a fence up they sign some papers with a old lady that had am thing to do with parts of that property and soon as the lady died they order to put up a fence. So I filled that I should be getting a cut off that law suit because that place really were like we were in Mexico just not in tent we were in a building that would remind u of a suet hold just not underground.
STOPBREAKINGTHEL AW

Booneville, MS

#16 Aug 16, 2015
Go f@(k yourselves whiney assed babies! I pay over ten thousand in taxes annually ( no... Not anal for you jail birds), and have to listen to this crap?
I don't want to pay for your worthless butts, you don't like the conditions, get a job, and pay for your own ac, and heat.
Your welcome for the roof over your head, and the cockroach snacks. Pffft get a life!
Losers
Tamms

United States

#17 Aug 19, 2015
STOPBREAKINGTHELAW wrote:
Go f@(k yourselves whiney assed babies! I pay over ten thousand in taxes annually ( no... Not anal for you jail birds), and have to listen to this crap?
I don't want to pay for your worthless butts, you don't like the conditions, get a job, and pay for your own ac, and heat.
Your welcome for the roof over your head, and the cockroach snacks. Pffft get a life!
Losers
We should fire our law makers until some common sense takes place. Over half the prison population should be freed so we could alleviate the burden of paying all these state welfare sucking CO's. No reason for these men and women to be paid the ridiculous salaries they get for baby sitting drug dealers.
Marie vogel

Downers Grove, IL

#18 Oct 11, 2015
SHUTUP wrote:
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SHUT UP, you commit crimes and then you want to be treated like a king. Many of the people that read this actually work there, and they know the truth. And since you are trying to act like a choir boy that was just misunderstood, YOU were not there because of driving without a license, or a second DUI. If you want to post on here, it is very possible for a person to post your entire rap sheet, and it will show ALL of your transgressions. With luck and a good judge, you will be off the streets for a very long time for this latest one. Wouldn't that be three weeks from today?
ANDREW !!!
I can tell you the majority if inmates at Vienna are nonviolent criminals. My family member got mixed up in drugs and was involved in a guilt by association. He was a HS graduate with no criminal record but we really have a legal system not a justice system. In illinois we do have people locked up for 2nd and 3rd DUI's even with no accident involvement. Not that i support drug use or drinking. Remember a DUI is a felony in Il. Prisoners do not deserve luxuries but basic needs and clean conditions are reasonable. Make the prusoners clean and repair the place. Vienna is understaffed. My famy member had to wait 7months to go to church. The prison guards will tell you conditions are bad. Bad for them too. Plumbing problems broken equipment etc. dont forget there have always been innocent people in prison.
BMLG Wallace

United States

#19 Oct 12, 2015
Marie vogel wrote:
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I can tell you the majority if inmates at Vienna are nonviolent criminals. My family member got mixed up in drugs and was involved in a guilt by association. He was a HS graduate with no criminal record but we really have a legal system not a justice system. In illinois we do have people locked up for 2nd and 3rd DUI's even with no accident involvement. Not that i support drug use or drinking. Remember a DUI is a felony in Il. Prisoners do not deserve luxuries but basic needs and clean conditions are reasonable. Make the prusoners clean and repair the place. Vienna is understaffed. My famy member had to wait 7months to go to church. The prison guards will tell you conditions are bad. Bad for them too. Plumbing problems broken equipment etc. dont forget there have always been innocent people in prison.
We as Americans need to drag the crooked legislators and the Jack booted thugs enforcing all these horse shit laws and levying these taxes upon us for enjoying freedom and judge each and every one of them....any act of treason delt with swiftly and at a bare minimum for participation alone the public servent should be tar and feathered...this "justice system" has gone on far too long. The judges,states attornies and police are all a piece of the raquette and are no longer needed when they kidnap and lock humans in a cage, sometimes for life, for using something that naturally grows and is indigenous to these lands yet allows child molesters and war profiteers to walk free....audit the government and go back to our roots.

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