Originally posted by Creep Thumper
Originally posted by shots
Are you allegeing you guard 50 plus using only two men??? Something smells rotten in Denmark.
I allege nothing. This is a fact. Our general population (GP) units have a ratio of 80:2. Our medium/minimum-security barracks has a ratio of 140:3 as of 0600 this morning. It's common knowledge that American prisons are understaffed yet bulging at the seams.
I can vouch for that...The prison my brother is a CO at is badly understaffed.I don't know what the ratio is but I do know that the two CO's that were attacked by the 26 inmates were the only two in that area.Two men armed with nothing but radios and "pepperspray" were suppose to hold off an attack on them by that many men??Men with absolutely nothing to lose.These men will never be released and will die in prison..do you honestly think they have any second thoughts about killing a CO?
Although I do have to say that spray is pretty mean stuff.My brother showed me what it'll do to a Styrofoam plate.Melted a hole right thru it.We were outside in the open air and just the smell had my eyes,nose,and mouth burning.I couldn't imagine getting a direct shot to the face.You can always tell when my brother had a use of force on an inmate when he got home from the way he smelled.
And what was said about the complaints by inmates being taken seriously is true.I don't know if I was suppose to see the papers or not but I've seen some of the reports my brother has brought home and know he's had to go to court to testify both for and against inmates several times in the time he's been there.There was one case were an inmate kept being denied showers by two CO's.My brother ended up working that area and after being told this by the inmate and after a little investigating my brother and another CO took him to shower and then had him(the inmate)fill out a complaint on the two CO's that kept denying him the showers.
I don't and won't do what you,gallopinghordes,Whitewave,and my brother do but you do have my respect for the job you do.