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Three Santa Clara County Correctional Officers Arrested After Inmate Death

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posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 11:15 AM
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Three correctional officers have been arrested in the wake of an inmate death. It sounds like they got into it with an inmate and the altercation turned physical. The inmate sustained injuries consistent with a pretty severe beating, including damage to internal organs.

The inmate died after being found by officers later on the same day, in his cell, and unresponsive.

The man was serving a whopping five day sentence for petty larceny. And now he's dead.

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edit on 3-9-2015 by Shamrock6 because: Headline typo




posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

What kind of training do correctional officers get?

Seems like they are just thugs of another kind.



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 11:37 AM
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This kind of solidifies the real problems we face.
#1, positions of authority overstepping their bounds and not following the guidelines set for them
#2, the mental health system is a JOKE. This poor guy needed to be getting help, not prison time.

It's just sad that he was even in prison, when it looks like everyone in the system knew this guy and knew he had mental illness.

The guards who beat him should be tried for murder and jailed if found guilty.



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 11:39 AM
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a reply to: Grimpachi

if this was the norm, we would be hearing stories like this all week, every week. We don't, so it's likely not the way things usually work. But these guards need to be relived of duty and tried in court for murder.



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: Grimpachi

Depends on what kind of facility they work at, where it is, etc.



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 02:53 PM
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Sadly, I doubt this is unusual behavior for these guards... most of their beating victims don't die though.

Nevertheless, this is one of many reasons to believe that incarceration for non-violent crime is not our best option.

Other options:

** Monitored parole/probation
** Ankle bracelets
** Community Service
** Fines
** Restitution



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 02:58 PM
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Remember that student psychology experiment from a long time ago, where the subjects were randomly divided up into prisoners and guards. Within hours the students who were the guards began to get brutal with the prisoners, and took on the characteristics of people with control issues and roughshod-over-others issues. Human psyches don't function well in prison situations, on either side of the bars.



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