LAUREN WOOD/THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Bottom, armed men appeared on top of the prison shortly after 10:30 p.m. An hour later, authorities reported that the situation was under control.

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Prison riot leaves one dead, others injured

Published 1:20am Monday, May 21, 2012

NATCHEZ — White smoke, flames and pepper spray grenades rose above the razor wire fence at the Adams County Corrections Center Sunday in effort to quell a nearly nine-hour prison riot that left one guard dead and panicked hundreds of area residents.

At least four other staff members and one prisoner were hospitalized following the incident, which started at 2:40 p.m. and continued until approximately 11:30 p.m., according to Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield and a press release by the Corrections Corporation of America, the owner and operator of ACCC.

To see more photos from Sunday night’s prison riot click here.

LAUREN WOOD/THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Inmates set a fire outside the prison just after 8 p.m. using wood and other items found on site.

Other employees were treated on site. A total of three inmates sustained injuries including a stab wound, a concussion and rib injuries, Mayfield said, which he said the inmates likely sustained from other inmates.

A dozen or more ambulances responded to the scene, as well as at least two Air Evac Lifeteam helicopters.

Adams County Coroner James Lee said he could not provide further information about the guard who died. Neither Lee nor the prison would release the person’s name.

Mayfield said law enforcement covered the perimeter shortly after 3 p.m. to prevent any escapes from the outer fence as special operations teams worked to get employees, who were being held as hostages, to safety.

By 9 p.m., Mayfield said agencies had “taken back most of the interior,” but were still working to gain control of the prison.

At that point eight employees remained inside, some of which had contact with law enforcement. Mayfield said Warden Vance Laughlin and other members of the special operations team were communicating with the rioters.

  • Anonymous

    Bread and water for thirty days should cure it.

  • Anonymous

     And NO yard time for a month! NO phone or TV for a month! They should have bologna sandwiches and water and that is pretty much it! Not to mention they could forget the AC that they think they are entitled to since they broke the law and hurt people.

  • Anonymous

    No matter what we feel the punishment should be, the truth is the inmates have more rights and protection than the guards. This is why you have so many repeat offenders because They can get whatever they want. Sex, phones, alcohol and drugs.

  • Anonymous

    You entered our country illegally and then broke our laws, and now you want RESPECT? 

    I’m glad it’s over, and pray for the physical injuries to be healed, as well as the psychological damage undoubtedly incurred to the employees just doing their jobs.  Very sorrowful for the one killed: sending prayers of comfort for his/her family, friends, and coworkers.

  • Anonymous

    Good thoughts on punishment, folks. But remember- the liberals, bleeding-hearts and the ACLU would NEVER allow TRUE punishment to take place.

  • Anonymous

    They are already getting less than that…that is what the riot was all about…my friend’s husband is in there.

  • Anonymous

    I have read everyone’s solutions and come to conclusion that not one of you actually work in the corrections field.  The bread and water, no rec., 24/7 lockdown solves absolutely nothing, as a matter of fact it creates problems.  I worked there for about 2 years and I can almost guarantee that the entire situation originated with gang activity.  This is something that you can not control, but you can monitor and that is why the “state heads” are allowed to have public meetings on the yard.  This allows the Officers to pinpoint the leaders and gather information about the “temperature” of the facility through correspondence with them.  In the 2 years I was there we went on 24 hour lockdown 3 times.  All three times were precautionary because of information that had been received through inmate intell and resulted with no inmate or Officer injury.  For everyone that believes that punishment is the answer just remember that idle hands are the devil’s playground.  The more time that the inmates spend “locked up” the more time they are thinking about what they will do when they are let out of their cell.  If you don’t believe me, try it yourself.

  • Anonymous

    I only partially agree with all of you…the prison conditions in that particular location are less than what you all think they are getting…I know first hand because my sisters husband is in there…the riot is about getting adequate food and medical attention.

  • Anonymous

    while I have zero experience with the “correction system”, I’m not so naive to think all the troubles can be solved with harsher punishment. Locking up hundreds of grown men is a very complicated and complex situation. I don’t know what the solution is or even if there is one but I’ll let the people with actual experience try and make the best of a bad situation.

    Don’t know if it’s true or if people are just mad they didn’t get hired by CCA because they don’t know how to handle their money and have a bad credit score, but everything I’m hearing is that CCA is a pretty poorly run company.

  • Anonymous

    And I repeat and reiterate, I don’t think its not the punishment or otherwise but the management of the prison and the lacking mumber of staff to manage such a large number of inmates.  CCA did say it will investigate the cause. Wheter that cause is food, poor medical treatment or otherwise  it needs to be seriously addresed so this does not happen again.  Also, throw petty hiring requirements like credit checks and people’s marital status to the side and hire strong men and women with clean backgrounds. 

  • Anonymous

    A first hand account usually doesn’t involve sisters’ husbands’ information.

    “My brother’s best friend’s cousin told my mom, who used to work there, who told my police officer uncle…”

  • Comps

    That’s bs sir. I have been a corrections officer for more than 15 years and you should never ever let them organize. You segregate the heads from the followers.The fed’s special places for these people. Instead cca wont’s that money and will not send them away total greed. totally cca’s fault and im sorry that they trained you wrong.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IINK3J2SYTHRLP34FEZA37ZWJQ Laura

    I have understand that all this started because they were asking for better conditions ..so really some of us dont know about. but we still comment, my brother is in there and he always tell me that was is ok, that the place is in good conditions that he was eating right and he was safe! …now I understand why he was saying all this…because he didnt want us and my mother to worry about him, because let me tell you ppl …who ever is in there they are human beans. just like all of us out here, and I repeat my self…this can happen to ANYONE!!!! jail is not only for guilty people…believe me! there r many innocent ppl…and one of them can you …..YOU….the one is so racist and r talking non sense! God Bless you for your ignorance….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5NYKDIGDA3KNAZRWYQYGXTDHAE Faye H

    This prison held illegal immigrants.  ICE generally doesn’t just hold illegals in prison just for being illegal.  They hold them if they are accused of additional crimes.  Since they ARE illegals, I’m agreeing with pauljamesmarshall.  They are likely gangs who started the riot.  

  • Anonymous

    This is what our community gets for having allowed such business into, our neck of the woods so to speak. It’s been all about money, which of course, is the root of all evil.

  • Anonymous

    I have work in two private Juvenal prisons  and how they are run makes the difference and some better than others and riot can happen but today’s drug wars are the root of so much to days prison population.  Also prisoners today have a choice of working at pennies an hour or solitary confinement  prison industry today is big business  our today’s military gets much of the equipment made in them it’s  cheaper than China.   Prisoner who want to call their Lawyers or family are charged 5 dollars a min. and the can only buy snacks in the commissary  and weekly pay at about 12 bucks a week it does not go far  and most of these prisoners could just be deported but are keep for longer and longer periods of time is about cheap labor and more money for the private prisons they longer they keep them and they don’t take many sick and old prisoners.  There are some first hand account of Marc Emery’s days in D Ray James in Folkston Ga. a private prison.  Its 64 to a room swamp water to drink the poorest of food and most of them were the ones mowing the lawns laying asphalt or picking tomatoes

  • Anonymous

     They might be human “beans” as you call them but anytime you get sentenced to prison it’s for a reason . People need to quit with this bs that there are innocent people in prison . Advancements in criminal science has freed a lot of individuals wrongly accused via this technology , DNA , etc . Most people these days who find themselves in prison are simply habitual criminals and have extensive criminal records that caught up with them . These people are not choir boys . I realize you love your relative but the fact is he’s there for a reason . You can’t change that .

  • Anonymous

    Laura….. Are you an idiot or are you just acting like it?  Are you a ‘human bean’?  Thinking people that break the law should lose their rights/freedom does not make a person ‘racist’!  If your brother is locked up, I’d be willing to bet he is guilty as charged!  Lady, you should probably keep your ignorance to yourself!

  • vilou09

    I’m sorry, but no, you cannot be thrown into prison for being “racist” and “talking nonsense”.
    The LEO’s don’t just go plucking people from their homes or the streets saying “hmm, I guess YOU will go to prison today, since we don’t like you.”
    That’s not how it works, sweetheart. You’ve obviously been brainwashed into thinking so. Unfortunate.

  • vilou09

    I’m….. I’m not sure about any of that…

    What did I just read?!

  • Richard Nettles

    Prison for profit is a sin. Adams County has been cursed by allowing this facility to exist.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IINK3J2SYTHRLP34FEZA37ZWJQ Laura

    Ann63…calling me stupid and names will not make u a better person really? look at the mirror ur self and see how stupid looks…..God keep you safe and hope u never get in any trouble….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IINK3J2SYTHRLP34FEZA37ZWJQ Laura

    vilou09 you are very right, I’m not saying that my brother is inocent, he needs to pay for what he have done, but some ppl are saying that they are in good conditions and all and believe me they are not!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IINK3J2SYTHRLP34FEZA37ZWJQ Laura

    yes I am a human bean just like you and all the inmates in there and all kinda jails….but there are some ppl talking some bs they dont even know and saying that they all are illegalls, my brother is an USA resident just like me! I’m sorry if my comment hit you so hard.

  • vilou09

    Haha. Hahahahahaha. HAHAHAHAAHHAHA!!

    Human BEANS?!

    Omg. I’m gonna laugh about that one for a long time….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IINK3J2SYTHRLP34FEZA37ZWJQ Laura

    I agree with you…

  • Anonymous

    Marc Emery is a Canadian  cannabis seed vendor  no doing 5 yrs. in a Fed prison in Yazoo Mississippi   but his real crime is that he gave away several million dollars to pro marijuana group in the US and they tried to shut him up.  They  first sent him to D Ray James in Folkston Ga. a immigration private prison.  you should Google him and his wife  Jodie Emery  there are a lot of factual information on their site cannabis culture.about his days  there,.Unlike  Marc who has million of followers and the pressure and publicity there sent  him to  better run Fed. prison to shut him up .  While  you at your studies you might want to look into some of the prisons that house whole families women and children mothers have given birth on cement floors in their cell there is one in Texas that you can Google.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ITK6TLCAZKIJ4DPKLSLC3XG4JA Clara

    Most of these inmates cannot even speak understandable English, yet have more rights than the average American.  Rules and regs are not inforced; the food, lodging, enternainment, medical care, and recreation time is extremely better than their own countries afford their law abiding citizens. We even provide correctional surguries (tax-payers dollars) for hack jobs done  in their own countries.  I’ve seen some pretty awful, healed surgical incisions (and the good Lord only knows whats deeper) that we repair.  It is animal behavior, and that includes humans, to have a pecking order.  And the quickest way to discumbobulate the group/gang/unit is to take out the head.  Why do you think military officers are primary targets, strategy as old as the human race. Good observation techniques can pretty much identify the leadership potential of the individuals. As far as the leaders, house them in their own separate  facility.  Hard to be a chief with no tribe.  And, yes, the majority of these inmates are incarcerated, this time, for illegal re-entry. but many have rap sheets as long as their arms which include violent crimes and felony offenses.  As far as the guards, of whom I have met quite a few, they’re good ole boys that may have some basic training in crisis prevention, facilty rules and regs, but have no advanced training in personal protection techniques or violent situation control.
    Nor do they have the physical skills to deal with a violent individual. Most don’t even have the physical ability to get physical when necessary.  They have to pass the same physical, basically, that you and I get annually, when we can afford it.  Of the few situations I have been privy to, the guards are actually afraid of the inmates. For those few who might have the skills to physically handle a out-of-control inmate, it’s still a little hard to do with your hands tied behind your back. I feel basic human needs should be met, yet privaledges such as air-conditioning, entertainment, recreational time, and visitation should be earned by adherence to the rules and regs. A lot of our law-abiding, tax-paying American citizens cannot afford three squares a day, air-conditioning, or medical care!!   Excess time on their hands?  Have them attend classes in English, shop, socioloy, anger management, appropriate social behavior, health promotion, hygiene, etc.  Could promote a better individual.  Incentive?  Earned privaledges for good grades. Excess energy?  Mandatory physical education, age and health appropriate. Sound  a little like ‘boot camp’?  Well, it’s good enough for our American soilders.
     
    People…get a reality check!!  I am tired of this ’melting pot’ is a good thing and ‘bleeding-heart’ mentality.   Most Americans cannot even afford to take their families on vacation once every couple of yrs.  The ‘American dream’ is so far out of reach for most middle-class, blue-collar workers that I sometimes wonder if I was unknowingly teleported to a third-world country!!  Actually, first offense shame on us…just incarcerate them….second offense…..”.hang them from the highest tree” along the border and leave them as an example to others.  Rope is fairly cheap.  A little barbaric?  Maybe, but it is proven stratedgy…something ’people’ understand without fail!  No wonder these foreingners and other countries no longer RESPECT Americans…we are their rug!!

  • Anonymous

    Wow. I am so sad to here of the death of anyone working in a penal institution.

    I am also saddened by the lack of oversight is theses institutions. I, as many of the people that live and work there know the deplorable conditions that each inmate faces each and everyday at this facility. These private ran institutions are only interested in the dollars they make. Sure we are all interested in saving the State money. However: there is very little oversight from the state. Treat the prisoners as we do in the State ran Prisons and we would not have such tragedy.

    My heart goes out to the family that lost a love one. May God Bless you and your Family!!!

  • Anonymous

    You may have experience in corrections, but obviously none with gang structure.  You don’t just segregate the the “leader” because the next in line falls right into place.  Segregation would be fine with small gangs, but over half of the population is affiliated with sureno, mexican mafia, or nuestra familia so it would be impossible to segregate all of them.  I do understand what you mean about never letting them organize, but when I was there I also made the same statement and was told by an assistant warden that “if you know where the head of the snake is, you can cut it off before it bites you”  About the money, I can agree that they are greedy, when I went to Nashville for training I told everyone what I made as a Captain and they about laughed me out of the building.  ACCC is the lowest paid BOP facility within CCA only because they think the “dumb hicks” don’t know any better.  As far as the inmates, the BOP designates where they are assigned and it has nothing to do with CCA.

  • Anonymous

    You have to get experience somewhere, but you also need someone to teach them that knows what they are doing.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ITK6TLCAZKIJ4DPKLSLC3XG4JA Clara

    Since your grasp of the English language in elementary, I would say you are probably not an American born citizen.  Tell me, what are the prison/jail conditions like in your home country?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ITK6TLCAZKIJ4DPKLSLC3XG4JA Clara

    And just to add a FYI, for those who think prison and punishment for crimes committed and convicted of shouldn’t go hand in hand, had the ‘guest’ not been so well rested, fed, and hydrated then they would not have had the energy to party all night!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ITK6TLCAZKIJ4DPKLSLC3XG4JA Clara

    Maybe ‘rumble’ would be a better word than party.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ITK6TLCAZKIJ4DPKLSLC3XG4JA Clara

    Hey Burnley, did you mean, like, going to bed without supper because they couldn’t or wouldn’t behave at the table?!?  Oh, that would be too harsh!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ITK6TLCAZKIJ4DPKLSLC3XG4JA Clara

    A fmly member is employed there, and actually the employees have more restrictions and rules than the ‘inmates’.  (As in, convicted of a crime.)  Choices  have consequences,  And when you choose to break the law, you knowingly risk being caught and imprisoned.  If they’re getting bread and water, with shelter from  the elements, and basic hygiene facilities, their needs are being met. Not even a 1 star accomadation?  Welcome to the real world!

  • Anonymous

    Corrections Corp of America stockholders aren’t going to like this!  This riot is going to cut into CCA’s profits and cause their insurance to skyrocket.  Tsk tsk tsk,..

  • Anonymous

    Oye, you calling Ann63 stupid doesn’t make you a better person either now does it?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ITK6TLCAZKIJ4DPKLSLC3XG4JA Clara

    Take a little tour of any jail/prison in any country other than America for a little enlightenment.  Probably one of the few countries in the world that have ‘prisoner rights.’  As far as being about the ‘money’, name one institution or industry in American that is not all about the almighty dollar!  Churches/religion….maybe, but look at all those elaborate facilities.  In the ‘state’ and federal prisons the guards have more prisoner control, physically and mentally, allowed a little more umph, so to speak, and certainly get away with stronger intimadation tactics.   And just a extra, I remember picking my father up from the Woodville jail. (Not one of his more stellar moments.) He had been arrested for DUI.  Wasn’t bailed out, so had spent several days there…his clothes were soaking wet with sweat (no ac or fan in cell), dehydrated, and weak.  Tap water only, and the food…not so good.  You know, he choose not to drink and drive anymore.  ( I am sure Woodville has improved their facilities by now, that was a few years ago.)

  • Anonymous

    Clara,
    Why do they have rights? Because the institution’s were killing people and starving them to death, just as they do in the other countries. Just as I have heard they were doing here. It’s all politics. who are the owner’s of the prison system? Follow the rope and you will find out which Politician’s own it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SZ4QNWWX72S4FB22Z64NOJDOUI Babs

    Laura….it’s human beings….not human beans…..good Lord….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2SR2G3NRFIB2U5NRSZSAUCJRBE will

    If I was in charge, If you want to burn down the prison ” Home to you” I would give all the guards a weeks  vacation and lock everything down. I would come back in a week and check on everyone and If you still didn’t want to act right, I’ll let you go another week without food and water.

  • Anonymous

     Edu is a great place for you to start.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1753812875 Tammy Spalding

    I have been inside that prison and they are far from being mistreated.. they are actually spoiled. There is always a possibility of a riot inside of a prison, and yesterday was just “one of those days” where it happened at that’s correctional facility. It is unfortunate that the officer died, but I thank god it did not turn out worse than it was.

  • Anonymous

    OMG…where in the heck did u graduate from? U are making your English/Grammar Teachers look horrible. Sweetheart, please proof read your information before u post it. Reading is fundamental…please try it. FYI… It’s look in the mirror, not at the mirror and what is a human “bean”? Your sentence structure and choice of words are all over the place. You are making yourself look dumb. PLEASE STOP and reframe from posting anymore comments.

  • vilou09

    Hello, pot; Meet kettle!!

    It’s “refrain”, btw.
    The old adage applies here: Sweep around your own doorstep before criticizing someone else’s.

  • Anonymous

    There for a reason is one thing but being treated poorly not fair and being given awful food is just another. These inmates might have done the crime and are paying there time without there freedom and families etc; what ever the reason. They should still be treated like humans 

  • Anonymous

    Clara

    Grammer is not the issue in this current situation. Natural born citizen or not- all inmates are human and should be treated as such. No need for the negative comments towards anyone. 

  • Anonymous

    Maybe you should first check on the reason these inmates are not acting right. Focus on rehabilitation not just punishment. Poor treatment is what causes things like this to happen.

  • Anonymous

    You seem as if you are racist against the Latins. Newsflash like it or not they are in America now; seems as if there is no choice for YOU but to accept reality. 

    Opinions are like a**holes everyone has one ;) 

  • Anonymous

    Aggreed!!!!! 

  • Anonymous

    You are so ignorant. Peace be with you =) 

  • Anonymous

    Wow all of you are picking on the poor girl for her spelling. Please tell me more about how you are not racists and your comments should be taken serious? 

  • Anonymous

    public hangings and beheadings should suffice,,,,real shame we can’t send them back to where ever they came from..

  • Anonymous

    so a public run fiasco is the answer,,,, that would really solve it all

  • Anonymous

    yes,, like they treated there victims,,, that would make me feel a lot better

  • Anonymous

    eyes rolling,,,, your kidding right,,,,,because you don’t have any does nt mean its root of all evil….

  • Anonymous

    crapola,,,they are social misfits,,,, i would venture to guess that no matter how well you treat them,, they are gonna complain that they shouldn’t be there, they didn’t do it,, it wasn’t there fault, they have a genetic disorder, or what ever BS line they pull…make them bust rocks with a sledge all day, bread and water, and they will be so tired at night they will be too damn tired to do any protesting, rioting, scrrewing each other,,,, the education system has already tried to teach them,, they didn’t learn, didn’t want to learn, or what ever the case,, i am sure that there argument was just like obamas,,,”not my fault this all happened”  its the way of the weak minded….

  • http://www.mysafetydefense.com/ Raymond Torres

    this is a good article

  • Anonymous

    burnleyc, the true punishment is being imprisoned.  You don’t beat them when they get there.  That is not civil.  But of course, you don’t sound very civil to me and I wouldn’t want to run into you on a dark street, that is for sure.  You sound very scary. 

  • Anonymous

     Prison is not a vacation . I bet your native country of Mexico treats them far worse .  Many of those criminals have it much better in an American prison than they do as free criminals in Mexico . And on this food issue , Mexico would give them bread and water . How dare they request burritos and chili dogs . And they are treated like humans . They are not in the elements , have air conditioning , room and board , free medical care ,free food, etc,etc  .  . Again , much , much better than what they would receive in third world Mexico . You would think they’ll be greatful but noooo ! And if you want to know the truth . The riots were probably started because they were mad at knowing they were being deported back to third world Mexico were they belong . They’re not our problem .

  • JJ Escobar

     Hola Laura. Tengo una pregunta. ¿Tiene usted un correo electrónico o algo así? Gracias

  • Anonymous

    If you love America please learn to speak and write the English language . Such disrespect for another country’s culture . Learn the language !

  • Anonymous

     If that doesn’t sink in nothing will . The problem with these people is they’ve never worked in a real prison environment around true sociopaths/psychopaths . If you want the education of a lifetime Ana apply for a prison job , preferably LSP . I bet that naive mickey mouse philosophy of yours will change over night  .

  • JJ Escobar

    FYI I can speak any language that I choose…that is why this is America! Gracias :)

  • JJ Escobar

    Oh and you should probably learn Spanish as it is the 2nd most spoken language in United States. Get use to it!

  • Anonymous

    LOL!!  I am FAR from being scary, but I DO believe if we had harsher punishment, more offenders and potential offender would be MORE afraid to go to prison. Right now, perps are NOT scared of law enforcement or jail/prison. Take away the cushy beds, take away the tv, take away playground time, and put their law-breaking butts on a chain-gang making small rocks out of big rocks . And they wanna act up, cane ‘em like Singapor does!  Why do you think there is a lower crime rate in Singapor and other harsh-punishment regimes. Times are a ‘changing. I know I wouldn’t want to be caned!!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ITK6TLCAZKIJ4DPKLSLC3XG4JA Clara

    Baahaahaaa….obviously you don’t know Burnley!!  I agree with him 100%..for most of these prisoners their living conditions now are far better than they way they live in their on country.  And they are repeat offenders, which means they’ve been in the system before…yet they keep coming back.  Maybe we should provide them with a spa and pool, too!!!  An engraved invitation!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ITK6TLCAZKIJ4DPKLSLC3XG4JA Clara

    NOT!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ITK6TLCAZKIJ4DPKLSLC3XG4JA Clara

    Actually, I have a BS degree…just American born and raised, and tired my country being dragged down.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ITK6TLCAZKIJ4DPKLSLC3XG4JA Clara

    They are in America now, temporarily, until they complete their ‘sentences.’  Then they will be deported out of America.  May be a few that have married into our country, and yeah, these may be here to stay…Oh wait, if they’re American, wouldn’t they be in an American prison?
    Not one for ILLEGAL ALIENS?!?  Nice to know you have one, too.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ITK6TLCAZKIJ4DPKLSLC3XG4JA Clara

    Actually, it wasn’t a negative comment, just an observation.  Did you check out prison situations in other countries, ours are some of the more humane in comparison.  And racism is not the issue here, either.  Seems you have some hang-up there.  And, if a person is going to blog, and not elicit comments about their spelling and grammer, buy an English dictionary..they don’t cost much.

  • Anonymous

    Yet they are NOT Americans. Do you think someone from America imprisoned in Italy (for instance just happened recently) would be given better treatment because they are in Italy? NOT ! You are the one who needs to accept reality – which is a criminal should have no rights, no privileges. In a sense, they chose to be there.

  • Anonymous

    I know a lot of people use that slang term “human bean”, however it is human being. A bean is a vegetable.

  • Anonymous

     Not in your wildest Mexican dream !!!

  • JJ Escobar

    Okay thanks for your ignorance…now go crawl back into that hole you came out of.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DD5VLY6JHLBJOOHQSL3TLOYIYU Proud WHITE

    personally i think its people like you that are the reason that our country today is the way that it is. Its sad that in a time like this all you can think about is being a racist coward. I would never in a million years dream about saying what you have said. This is something that only the most ignorant, cowardly, self involved person would say. I feel sad for you that you think this way. But since we are being rude, maybe you should do your research and you would know that this country was founded by others who did not speak english in the beginning, we have been a melting pot of different races since the beginning of time. Also i think that you should treat others how you and your children would want to be treated. And its people like you that are the reason that we have so much HATE and fighting in this world…so i thank you for being such a rude, demeaning and ignorant human being!

  • Anonymous

    Clara

    What happened in the CCA facility in Natchez? Was it really just because there are a bunch of criminals in there or could it have been other reasons behind it? Such as they are tired of the treatment at that specific facility? Or maybe the CCA is hiring personnel who are not fit for the job? Mhmmm I wonder why this does not happen at every facility?

    Alot of people seem to think every inmate is a bad person and that they all deserve the worst foods, no medical care and to be treated like animals. Well I wonder why there was a riot? Why did they turn against? For these same reasons. As the news reported if you treat them like animals you will get just that animals. 

    Clara BTW it seems like your very educated to be wasting your time blogging. How about you apply and get a well ranked position and make a difference ;)

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for your reply and for the assumptions. However I am not mexican ;) but I can care less where the inmate is from. Mexican, Cuban, Italian, American, Indian… mhmmm they are still human! 
    We are not stating give these inmates Taco nights once a week and allow them to order in from Olive Gardens and let them leave the facility to have there yearly check ups. What we are talking about is equal care and treatments for all inmates at every facility. Why is one facility any different from another? Why have the inmates at this facility turned around and caused a riot? How was this even able to happen.. again lack of training and organization in the CCA Facility. 

    We all know these inmates are there for a reason and that prison is not a vacation and they did the crime and they should pay for it. Keep in mind they are not asking for fancy candle light dinners or vacations to visit there families; there asking to be treated like humans and given respect. 

  • Anonymous

    LOL.. Not every inmate doing time hurt someone. ;) Please tell me more about what should be done with the inmates who did not have victims?

  • Anonymous

    You should offer free lessons ;) That should help

  • Anonymous

    I am so proud of your comment ;) 
    We live in a world of diversity and we should treat everyone as we want to be treated. 

  • Anonymous

    You should have been swallowed. ;) 

  • Anonymous

    The people working in prisons made the choice to work there; they new the environment they were entering and the type of people they would have to face and the situation that might occur. Seems like your Goofy philosophy needs some revaluation ;)
    However; nothing gives these guards the right to disrespect an inmate. Is disrespect and mistreatment one of the job requirements? There are guidelines and rules that should be followed and no inmate should be given a different treatment or punishment from another. What makes an American inmate so much better than a Mexican or a Cuban? Please enlighten me with the answer.

    At the end of the day if you really analyze the situation this riot did not occur because of race. Just know that. 

    Please note that I am aware that not all guards disrespect and mistreat the inmates but then again there are those that do.

  • Anonymous

    Take a nap ;)

  • Anonymous

    Maybe you should apply with that BS degree and make a difference in the world. ;) 

  • Anonymous

    Way back, when this prison was first proposed, it was supposed to be a 1200 bed facility.  So, CCA has expanded it, or should we say, crammed in another 1000 beds.  Great for the bean counters.  Bad for the population. Hey, Warden Laughlin, that light flickering in the corner of your eye is your career dissipation lamp.  Just remember:  “Would you like fries with that meal”.  Geesh .  Adios senior. 

  • Anonymous

    Great work by the Sheriff, par usual. 

  • Anonymous

    If I were clueless, I would let everyone else know.

  • Anonymous

    ??

  • Anonymous

    You obviously have been around for a while.

    I became aware years ago that the feds, when they lock up tens of thousands of gardeners and roofers and slaughterhouse workers for years for crossing the border twice, they are putting them into a recruitment center for gangs. How can they say “no” when the gangs control what’s going on inside? 

    We’ve done nothing but make the problem worse, but the BOP is in bed with CCA and the industry.  Harley Lappin, Rick Seiter, Mike Quillen, etc., have been taking care of the corporation for many years before they went to work there, and are now getting the multi-million dollar payoffs.

    I’m very interested in your experience there.  Did you retire?

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure you’re right and guessed that was the case because it exists everywhere that CCA is trying to squeeze an extra dime out of the government.  They never seem to learn that doing things on the cheap doesn’t pay off in the end, and their executives just count those many millions in salaries, stock options and awards.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a waste of a perfectly good education.

    Are you a nurse?  If so, you should realize what failure to treat acute medical conditions can do. When a CCA competitor in Reeves County, Texas denied an epileptic inmate any medical care, and he finally died after months of agony, the whole place rioted and inmates burned much of it down. 

    When the for-profit owners didn’t get the message, they did it again.

    “Penny wise, pound foolish.”

  • Anonymous

    I’ve watched CCA create and exacerbate these situations for 15 years. The executives live in a state of denial. They think if they can get away with feeding pig food, refusing basic medical needs, letting people die of curable diseases, that it won’t come back to bite them in the butt.

    They do it for the same reason that people commit simple crimes.  They think they can get away with it.

    In fact, when CCA overcharges governments for millions of dollars, they KNOW they can get away with it.

  • Anonymous

    Adams County raised millions of taxpayer dollars to subsidize this prison, for sewage, water, etc.  CCA never misses an opportunity to shaft the taxpayers.

  • Anonymous

    There’s no advantage to gangs starting a riot, unless they’re competing with rival gangs.

    Being “illegal” and convicted of a criminal offense can mean crossing the border twice and getting caught.  Holding them for years and then putting them on a bus to the other side of the border costs taxpayers maybe $50,000 a year, each, and doesn’t solve the basic problems.

  • Anonymous

    Clara, I thought you had a BS degree.  Really?  “Privaledges?” “Foreingners?”

    You’re not BS’ing us, are you?

    Was it an “on-line” degree?.  The “close cover before striking university?”

  • Anonymous

     I was shocked, a couple of years ago, when a judge in Kansas City sentenced a Mexican undocumented worker to ten years in prison. The guy had come over illegally, never got into trouble, worked for many years at a Rezer’s plant making Mexican food or potato salad or something. He finally got busted for having bogus papers, though he’d been having social security, unemployment and disability taxes from his paycheck for years and sending it to a bogus account, so he’d never see a dime back.  So he was deported and came back and did the same thing at the same factory for years more, but never got into trouble until it was discovered that he had bogus papers once more.

    So, he was a two time loser.  At $50,000 a year to CCA to keep him locked up, he’ll cost us half a million bucks, plus the bus ticket to Laredo when he gets out.

    Other people get busted for minor offenses, not having a drivers license to drop their kids off to school on their way to work. Some of these workers are married to citizens or permanent residents, have citizen children. They get deported and the family legally goes on welfare.

    You think this makes sense?  You think this isn’t happening to make a few people much, much richer? 

    Some day you may get a clue.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Clara,

    “Grammer” (sic) is whom you may visit with your folks or siblings :-)  Hopefully, she’ll have baked some cookies.

    Grammar is sentence structure: It’s what you’re complaining that others don’t have.

  • Anonymous

    Bellesouth1:  burnleyc is probably one of the most ethical, decent, hard working, loving human beings I know…If he ran into you on a “dark street”, he would probably offer to help you…. So throw your little theory of him being “very uncivil” out the window.  I don’t know you from Adam, but I’m willing to bet he is much more patriotic and wants whats best for his country much more than you do… Our country is in shambles, and it’s liberal nut cases that are taking it further down the toilet! I’m not a huge fan of the middle eastern countries, but if we started chopping off fingers/ hands, etc…. A lot of the crap that goes on would come to an end! The criminals do have more rights than the avg. Joe Blow off the street, and I think it’s sickening!  These illegals trashed this prison out, and guess who is going to pay for it, while they won’t even probably get a slap on the wrist! Screw the dang a/c, tv, and all the other luxuries of being confined in what I would call a country club…… Prison is prison…. Not all the modern conveniences of home….. Cut burnleyc some  slack bellesouth1!

  • Anonymous

    Hello!??? I know of someone employed there that is a dentist…. I know many hard working Americans who can’t even afford to go to a dentist! PLEAZE!!!  I also know someone first hand who witnessed all the distruction, and these low lifes destroyed the kitchen, ripping out the ceiling, destroying several 1000 pds of chicken, throwing/ knocking over tons of flour and cereal…… Give me a break!  AS far as your sisters husband is concerned, he is in PRISON, not a Sandals Resort!!!! I think a convict should be lucky to see sun light, and get a bologna sandwich w/ water to drink…. America is SCREWED up!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Are you aware that your own English really sucks?

  • Anonymous

    Your English also sucks.  You and “pandering” would make a great team.

  • Anonymous

    Hang it up Clara— People like AnaR143 KNOW IT ALL!!!! I’m amazed by all the unpatriotic wimps we have as citizens now days…. We have given this country away, and turned it into a cess pool!!!! AnaR143 has got to be liberal to the far left as you can go….. God bless her!

  • Anonymous

    Oh PLEAZE!!!!!!  Give me a freaking break!!!!!!  Tell this to all the people who work there, make a living, and spend their pay checks in our community!   There are too many people living around here without a brain!!!!! UGH!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    For-profit prisons actually don’t save the state money.  CCA probably charges the feds over $100 a day to keep them, when it only costs about $30 in expenses. 

  • Anonymous

    Sorry about that. Thanks for letting me know.

  • Anonymous

    What is different about Natchez than it was 40 years ago.  What is different about the US?  Our country is not in shambles and you don’t need to torture anyone.  Calm yourself down.  I’d be afraid to encounter you in a dark alley.  What is so wrong that you want to inflict pain onto others.  That is not the way, no matter how you look at it.

  • Anonymous

    Right.  I’m sure they’re lining up outside the doors, thinking, “Wow.  I don’t have enough sex, enough booze, enough drugs, out here. I wonder what I’d have to do to get thrown in there for five or ten years?”

  • Anonymous

    How immature of you.  Is that your dream?  To just have a chushy bed and a tv so you can lay on your fat ass?  Is that it?  Is that what would make you happy?  No one to love you, no one to love?  Nothing but sit around and talk bad ass?   How about an education?  You see, in a civilized society you lock ‘em up so stupid people like you don’t degrade yourselves by acting so stupid as to inflict harm onto others at your pleasure. Our country was founded on a Bill of Rights, remember?

  • Anonymous

    People around here AMAZE me!!!!!  grrbrts—for people struggling to stay around Natchez and provide for their families, it must be real easy for you to make such stupid remarks… They employ many people from our immediate area, that in turn shop, eat, send kids to private schools, etc, etc…. For a dying area, starving for jobs, you have got to be kidding me???? No wonder this town is drying up, and is on life support—its stupid people like you who keep it from growing!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hey, Clara.  Why don’t you just go check yourself in that prison if you think it is so comfy!

  • Anonymous

    Keep it up, you might get the police state you want.

  • Anonymous

    AnaR143== they need to put you on a plane, boat, bus with all of these horribly treated convicts, and ship you to a jungle somewhere, and turn you loose to fend for yourselves…. I have never heard of so many stupid remarks coming from someone who pretends to be so knowledgeable about EVERYTHING!  You, and people like you are why our soft hearted, politically correct, and expect the world handed to you on a silver plate society has destroyed this country!!!!  GAG!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Private enterprises =  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    Government enterprises = ACCOUNTABILITY — as in ALL MEN AND WOMEN ARE CREATED EQUAL!!!! 

  • Anonymous

    Baby girl== there “ain’t” NO enlightening you, because, you see, you know all the answers!!! Just give it some time—Obama will probably free all of these mistreated convicts (so they can vote for him) and let them get on the welfare train that is taking this country by storm!….We have gone from 19 million on food stamps when he first got into office, and now its up to 48 million!!!!! Joking aside— I just don’t see where you are coming from! You can’t rehab these folks….. do some research and see for yourself……. They are prisoners, not staying @ a bed and breakfast….. I don’t mean to treat them “uncivil”, but don’t make their stay someplace they don’t mind coming back to…..

  • Anonymous

    And there you have it. I bet those toilet seats costs at least $3k each don’t you think? That’s called private contractors screwing the US Govt.

  • Anonymous

    How is it different than slavery?

  • Anonymous

    Maybe you’d like to go smush one of them in the mud?  Want to kick them?  Want to hit them?  Does that make you tough?  Tie them to a tree.  Make them cry.  Come on, beat ‘em within a inch of their life.  Would that make you feel better?  One might have smoked a joint.  One might have written a bad check.  One might one day be your child.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ITK6TLCAZKIJ4DPKLSLC3XG4JA Clara

    Kansan, thank you so much for the spelling lessons.  Have three dictionaries around here and couldn’t find a single one!    Actually, not the best typist in the world.  Will try to do better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1288391846 Tramayn Washington

    You can tell a person who isn’t educated.  The always bring up Obama and some stupid statistics that don’t mean anything.  More people were on food stamps cause GWB bankrupted this country. Ditto, and you try to place the blame on the current president.  IDIOT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1288391846 Tramayn Washington

    Spend their pay checks there? on what fast food and the casino.. lol.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1288391846 Tramayn Washington

    hahahahhahahhahaha.. keep it from growing?  who wants a prison?  Is a prison a good form of employment?  Is this the best Natchez can do.. build prisons … ok.. you should be in one..

  • Anonymous

    As you have probably guessed, the only reason I brought up your spelling is because you criticized others for theirs.

    What I should have gotten on your case about, though, is your specious claim that immigrant prisoners “have more rights than the average American.”

    Tell me what you think three of those rights are?

    No?

    Two?

    Okay.  Let’s look at the Constitution.

    Do convicted prisoners, citizens or otherwise, have the freedom to peaceably assemble to seek redress of their grievances?

    Can they practice any religion of their choice?

    Can they say anything they want to anyone, other than “fire in a crowded theater?”

    Can they possess a firearm?

    Do they have 4th amendment rights to protect against search and seizure?

    Can they vote?

    If you said, “Yes,” to any of the first five, you’re wrong.

    (Actually, they can vote, in two states, Maine and Vermont, if they’re citizens.)

    I’ve visited prisons in other countries. In Sweden, for instance, citizens in their jails have the right to vote. When I visited many prisons there years ago during August, I found that most prisoners were allowed to vacation during that month, which is standard for most Swedes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1288391846 Tramayn Washington

    Also, we cannot assume that just because they are in prison that they committed a crime anyway right.  This country locks up innocent people to.   Since 89 the AP reported that 2,000 people have been exonerated.  Mostly because of DNA, so just think of those that don’t have any DNA linked to the case to exonerate them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1288391846 Tramayn Washington

    Um no…. Even in the military you separate them. Search Silence, Separate.  Never let them organize.  Obviously the people that worked there, were more worried about garnishing a check than having control of the facility.  That’s what this is a about.  Lack of control.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1288391846 Tramayn Washington

    Wow.. you are so tough.  ”We have given this country away” lmao.. that was funny.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1288391846 Tramayn Washington

    Well since you don’t like this country .. why not just move? lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1288391846 Tramayn Washington

    Also, to all the people talking about the conditions in the prison.  If you were to look at other developed nations prison systems our is a disgrace.  If you think that they are cozy in there.. than you would be dumbfounded at a prison like in Sweden.  Answer this, why do the cozy prisons in other countries have a lower return rate?  Why do they educate/rehabilitate their inmates?  Harsh treatment is not learning.  I say we keep all of em in prison til they get an equivalent of a degree.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1288391846 Tramayn Washington

    LMAO.. TOO FUNNY..Americans adoption practices of undeveloped nations/third world nations.. are we going backwards or forwards?  That will never happen.  

  • Anonymous

     They have committed a crime , it’s called illegally entering another country . That prison is mainly used as a detention center to gather up those who illegally enter this country and deport them back to Mexico .

  • Anonymous

     How would you know anything about that facility , especially since you’ve never worked there or in any prison ? Everything you write is based on assumptions . You only know what you’ve read or heard via rumors . OMG ! what simple logic you use to try to justify your irrational reasoning . Many of those guys who took part in that riot were members of Mexican gangs ,which several papers outside of Natchez mentioned . They are extraordinarily violent .
    CCA is always looking for help why don’t you apply and take your naive logic with you . We’ll probably read about you becoming a statistic trying to treat subhumans like humans . Many of those nationals they’re holding have extensive violent histories . We found that out Sunday .

  • Anonymous

    Give me some facts instead of rhetoric spun from the top of your head . Who do you know that was falsely imprisoned ? Hell ! name a bunch since you say this country locks up innocent people all the time . You should easily come up with several dozen recently imprisoned victims right in Natchez .

     DNA and other criminal science methods has been in use to free falsely imprisoned victims for well over a decade now . That still does not discount the fact that most people who find themselves in prison earned their way there . Get off the conspiracy wagon and stick to reality ! There are people who simply cannot function among others in society . They are habitual criminals . Pray that you don’t become prey to one,  naive man .

  • Anonymous

    Wow ! I’m a racist for telling a national to learn the language of the host country he lives in . And ignorant to . Look proud white you are no better than me or anyone one here for that matter . You don’t know a thing about me . And for the record every negative thing you’ve attacked me on magnify it by three and that is you , proud white .

  • Anonymous

    You are such a hypocrite ! You just said  you can speak any language you choose . What’s the matter ? you don’t want to give me that right ? Well I choose to speak the English language and because I do I’m ignorant ? Look at the skillet calling the pot black .  Such hypocrisy jj equabar !

  • Anonymous

     You should also , alive ! LOL !!!

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t retire, just resigned. I’ve worked in corrections for 11 years now mostly with Louisiana DOC offenders. I didn’t agree with the “both hands off” approach that warden Laughlin set up at ACCC meaning there were no consequences for disruptive behavior. Their Special Housing Unit which was designed to house the offenders that could not remain in general population, either for disciplinary reasons or protective custody, was used as a warehouse for new offenders until beds came open for them. This created an environment where in order for the officers to get respect from offenders they had to be harsh in their daily correspondence because there was no threat of spending disciplinary time in an already full SHU. This was a problem for me that I voiced as the population became more out of control. On one occasion an officer working the gym was struck in the face by an offender because of heated correspondence and the officer was advised by warden Laughlin that if he would have defended himself he would have been terminated. It was evident at that time that the warden supported the “both hands off” approach and was holding “both hand out” for that quarterly bonus. I decided to find work elsewhere before something like this happened and I was involved.

  • vilou09

    JJ’s “home country” may very well be USA. How do you know it’s not?

  • Anonymous

      There is no such thing as a victimless crime . Every crime that has ever been committed has had a victim . Someone is always hurt in a crime . Take the helpless drug addict that hasn’t killed no one . Because of his addiction and trying to support it , he creates a string of victims via robberies , stealing or anything to get their drug fix . The addict is definitely a criminal even though he hasn’t so called hurt anyone . Drug addicts are victims of their own addictions . They hurt the people who love them , they hurt themselves , they hurt the people and businesses they steal from . Again , there is no such thing as a victim . Even if there’s no so called victim , the individual sentenced to prison for a crime tend to be victims of themselves . No one is ever sent to prison for nothing . You should know this by now .

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for your kindness,getalifenatchez. Hope to return the compliment in many ways and often.
    Maybe I am ugly about this. But the pendulum has swung far to one side, and that side is AWAY from the side that models goodness, and lawfullness, and respect for others of all races. And the belief of GOD and His Word. Make no mistake- the KING is coming!! If I make it to His Kingdom, it will be by the skin of my teeth!!!
    But HATE?? Nope, I don’t hate convicts.Even wife-beaters, child-molestors, murderers of all kind. But I DO want them punished to the fullest extent of our law. And incarceration should NOT be FUN or COMFORTABLE. And if you wish to be disruptive in prison, then there SHOULD be some sort of severe punishment.
    Those who become rehabilitated WANTED to be saved. Others just want to make society suffer.
    ***Jumped down from soapbox. ******
    Thanks again for your kindness!!

  • Anonymous

    bellesouth1, is it your desire to ridicule, put-down and insult as many people on here as possible that have a viewpoint different from you, or is that just an unforseen consequence?
    Peddle your bullying posts at one of the other papers you follow. I, myself, have devoted enough time to you. Good bye.

  • Anonymous

    Not as bad as your life .

  • Anonymous

    Huh ! There’s no difference in an American inmate or Mexican . Yep ! it’s a race thing with you . They are all treated the same . Prison is not a hotel . How does Mexico treat their prisoners ? Maybe we should take a page out of their book on how it’s really done . I saw some videos on the net several years ago about prison uprising in Mexico . All I could say was wow ! Guards and military came in with guns smoking . Death was everywhere . I’m going to see if I can find that video again and post the link here so people can see for themselves . Definitely not for the squeamish . Mexican criminals if given a choice would never want to spend time in a Mexican prison . That’s was probably one of the reasons for that riot .  And you know that ana .

  • Anonymous

     Your grammer sucks !

  • Anonymous

    I figured you were probably in supervision of officers, likely public sector for some time.  I know a lot of people in LA DOC, mostly Avoyelles Parish.

    I’m not surprised about what you’ve indicated.  They’re letting the prisoners run the prison if they don’t intervene. Mutual back scratching. They don’t transfer problem cases because they want to keep their bed count at 95% or higher, so wind up responsible for people that are way over their heads.  In Kuna, Idaho, the “Gladiator School,” CCA was letting the neo-Nazis control the prison, according to accounts including in court pleadings.

    The also nickle, dime, medication, food, other expense items and withhold obvious medical care. I’m horrified at some of what I see with CCA all around the country.  They chronically short staff because it’s so easy to get away with it. 
    The only state I know that regularly fines them or audits them is
    Oklahoma.  Epps might be doing a much better job than his predecessors
    in MS. I predicted the Crowley riot in July 2004, two months before it happened.  I wasn’t surprised to see Tallahatchie go off the next day because Colorado had dumped the worst of the worst, after trying first to unload them on a Texas sheriff whose facility and staff was wholly unqualified to deal with them.  The monitoring unit was firmly in CCA’s pocket.

    At Crowley and other prisons, CCA wasn’t pulling necessary maintenance and were severely compromising security. This boosts quarterly profits and risks lives of inmates, staff and compromises public safety.

    I’ve seen them get rid of professional corrections people like yourself because they weren’t going along with the short term “profits before everything else” approach. It’s not just CCA, of course, but all its competitors. Some quit, some are “constructively” or otherwise terminated.

    One poster indicated that a prisoner had been beaten with “locks in a sock” the night before the riot, and staff didn’t intervene. That could have been the matched that touched off the explosion.

    I’ve assumed that the BOP, the OFDT, USMS, have been permeated with contract corruption, perhaps promises of future quids pro quo. BOP Director Harley Lappin followed his former Deputy, Rick Seiter, into the #2 seat at CCA after Seiter had apparently seat warmed for his boss for six years.  Mike Quillan had the same career path. So monitoring is used to protect CCA and its competitors, rather than the staff, prisoners and public.

  • Anonymous

    Is that all you can think of is jobs in this matter of concern? What if one of the inmates had escaped? What if ones child, or anyone for that matter, was murdered by that inmate? One can not set a price on life.

    Subject: [natchezdemocrat] Re: Prison riot leaves one dead, others injured

  • Anonymous

    Most of the people who worked there have already quit.  This is standard, post-riot, for those poorly trained, low-paid CCA employees around the country.  Ask some of your friends if you know any, if this wasn’t true.

    The executives at CCA Nashville make millions annually.  They do that because they won’t spend money fixing problems.

  • Anonymous

    “Grammer?”  You can’t even spell the word.

    Tell me how you think my “grammer” was wrong?

  • Anonymous

    Being in prison isn’t TRUE punishment?  Go to another country where they allow torture but we don’t torture in the United States of America except for George W. Bush — he and Cheney don’t care about our Constitution.  Nevertheless, that is what our country stands on.

  • Anonymous

     Your sentence structure and punctuation use is horrible . You obviously didn’t finish school . Guy you’re definitely not a writer . You are in no position to be critical of nobody . Be thankful the ND allows you to post your views . You need to go back to composition 101 or remedial 101 . 

  • Anonymous

    Bullying?  Me?  You’re the one that wants to torture people.  Fortunately we have laws against that.  Move to a country more suitable to your tastes because we don’t torture people here in the United States of America.

  • Anonymous

     It’s grammar not grammer . Go back to school before attacking others .

  • Anonymous

    I was quoting your spelling error, you nitwit. You’ve edited it after I told you to pull your head out of your butt.

  • Anonymous

    Tramayan: I’m not going anywhere, and I refuse to let my country be taken over by entitlement thugs like you…

  • Anonymous

     You’re the nitwit and the proof is in your face ! What an idiot !!! LOL !

  • Anonymous

    Burnleyc: save you energy… You can’t change the thinking of a warped liberal. The damn thugs have so many rights, you can’t touch them. For those who have robbed a family of their love one, I find it repulsive that they can lay up in the a/c all day and be fed 3 meals. Their little smart remarks are laughable: ex: You need to move to another country…. We have just about given the USA to them…I think of all who have died giving their life to protect us so these bleeding liberals can flush this country down the toilet… Enough is enough…. Time to take OUR country BACK!!!

  • Anonymous

     Sweden is a very liberal country with equally low crime rates . It doesn’t surprise me that they would do that . If their immigration laws weren’t so stringent I would  apply for citizenship ; which in many instances can take almost a decade . They don’t allow anyone to just come into their country like we do . Very few countries allow criminals to jump a fence and days later get entitlements denied many American citizens . Power to Sweden for having such strict standards and rational laws .

  • Anonymous

    If you’re afraid that your friends will see you on this site making a fool of yourself, don’t be.  They can’t read, and they’re not really your friends.

  • Anonymous

    Very nicely said “Kansan” . I completely agree with your
    comment in the situation. I have visited a relative here in the past. By all
    means he is not innocent of the crimes for which he is incarcerated  for but first and foremost this prison riot
    was just a matter of time. The conditions seem from the outside looking in very
    “favorable” if  that is what one can call
    it. His number one complaint has always been the lack of training , justness
    and equality within the inmate population, they give them very poor medical
    care when needed. They (CCA)  claim they
    have various training for these inmates to better them, they completely glorify
    these small town folks by giving them a badge and calling them experienced
    officers.  Please! Again, just a façade.  Before this facility was opened  he (my relative) was in a FBOP prison, which
    was absolutely  nothing like the JOKE
    these undertrained, poorly educated  and
    simply ignorant employees the CCA employs. Why do they not go  the same training that the Federal prison
    officer go through? It’s so obvious..! 
    the FBOP needs to take over the command of this prison and turn it
    around.  Start by making all the “officers”
    wear uniforms not “street” clothes.  I
    simply can go on and on… I will end by saying that what the report of the
    inmate contacting  a local news station
    and stating the cause of the riot was is completely TRUE!!!! The CCA will find
    a way to  divert the investigation from
    that. Hopefully the Federal government can see the truth of the matter and fix
    the problem for the better being of the officers and inmates.  

  • Anonymous

    ANAR143
    As I agreed with “Kansan” I also agree with your point in this matter.  Why is the FBOP not training the folks who run this prison? This dosen’t happen in FBOP prisons. If it does very seldom and not for the reasons in question. CCA will do everything in its power to conceal the joke of prison they have in this town. I wonder what are the requirements to work in this prison? I’m guessing a basic GED or HS diploma will do.

  • Anonymous

    Please enlighten us to all of these rights that the prisoners have.  One by one.

  • Anonymous

    Amen

  • Anonymous

    Seriously.. These ignorant people think these inmates have king size beds with double pillow tops and feather pillows with silky sheets. Reality check; they do not and they are not asking for this either. Wake up!!!! Treat them like humans because what ever the sin they are still human and in this country and it would not make any of you a much better person by hurting or mistreating anyone! Would that not put you in jail to ??

  • Anonymous

    Please tell me more about how illegal immigrants are the only ones who commit crimes??? LMAO 

  • Anonymous

    That is real!!!!!!!!!
    People like Clara and getalifenatchez are just all for what they think. 
    Stop being so hard headed. Equal rights!!!! This facility should not be different to a facility a few miles away just because it has a few more latins. 

    Oh but wait Clara and getalifenatchez think its best if we just give latins nothing but bread and water and a good beat down every day until they go back to where they came from. LOL well mhmm I wonder why this riot began??? 

  • Anonymous

    Amen! 
    I agree with everything you just said. I have heard the same since the facility was first opened. It was only a matter of time before the inmates turned around and got some attention so that someone can make a change!

  • Anonymous

    lmaooo and this is your assumption. Not all inmates in the facility are MEXICAN and not all of them are in prison for entering Illegally! But please tell us how you assume such a thing??

  • Anonymous

    oh so the people consuming drugs are victims of being forced to take it. LOL really?

    & please tell us more about how the government and drugs

  • Anonymous

    I was born and raised in the United States. 

    I am not saying I have more knowledge than you or anyone else. That is not even what this is about. But since you happen to think everyone should be shipped to a jungle somewhere maybe you should jump in that wagon and figure how that is going to better this society. 

  • Anonymous

    Wow ! I didn’t know that !!! sarcastically !! Seriously , CCA serves as a detention center also . What’s the matter you hate that our government is sending illegal aliens back to Mexico ? Get used to it ! There are a lot of things that will change on the border that you want like .  Learn to live with it .

  • Anonymous

    Please tell more about what you know about Kansan life?

  • Anonymous

    lol its a race thing with me? Really… your ignorant! 

    We are concerned with the current situation here and why this happened and why this should not happen again and what should be done!

    Whats happening in Mexico or in another country is not what is happening here! 

  • Anonymous

    You don’t even know why you’re laughing . It’s really sad . 

  • Anonymous

    Totally agree . Communicating with her is an exercise in futility . You can easily make yourself appear stupid just by responding to  her idiotic comments . For all we know she could be a 12 year old kid playing around on here . She makes about as much sense as they do . Ana you’re in your own little world . And be proud of Mexico . That’s your country !

  • Anonymous

     Seriously guy , if you are aware of all these indescrepencies what are you doing to help correct them ? I realize that the government is one big maze of a red tape machine but doing nothing is just as bad . Become a whistle blower or something . Though I’m still a proponent of deportations of all illegal aliens back to their home countries .

  • Anonymous

    You’re the ignorant one . Several people on here have already alluded to that . Or are you too dense to pick it up ? And yes it’s about race . It’s always about race with our so called neighbors illegally crossing the borders creating havoc here .  I bet you still think California and Texas belong to Mexico .

  • Anonymous

     Only if you go back to the sewer system you slithered your way out of , deal ?

  • Anonymous

    Excuse me, but since when did your country allow torture unlike the middle eastern countries you so despise?

  • Anonymous

    King sized beds??? Feather pillows??? Silky Sheets??? I’m not talking about your house AnaR143! I am a firm believer about an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth…. I don’t mean tar and feather and drop them in the river….  I just believe that when you commit a crime, you do the time in accomodations that you and I wouldn’t like to live in! I am not “ignorant” as you are implying about all of us that have a differing opinion than you…

  • Anonymous

    Our country is in SHAMBLES!  It is evolving into a athiest third world backwater…. God is being stripped from everything. Our government has gone coo coo and is so out of touch with it’s citizens, our public schools SUCK, and every low life/ thug can get a way with murder (literally) and be back on the streets again in no time… The FEW hardworking, taxpaying citizens are becoming a dying breed, as we evolve into this socialized, communist hell hole….. If you don’t think America is in SHAMBLEs, God bless you …………..  By the way, I wouldn’t hurt a flea unless my life was at stake, so you have nothing to worry about if you encountered me in a dark alley……

  • Anonymous

    Typical liberal……Why are you taking all my words out of context, and twisting and turning them…. I have never mentioned a “good beat down every day until they go back to where they came from”….. Further more, my point is when you commit a crime— regardless of what it is, you do the time in accomodations that you wouldn’t want to ever go back to…. We have made it to easy in this country for a gazillion thugs to breed like rabbits with any woman they can hook up with, and then these kids basically are raised on the streets, breed like rabbits when they grow up, and the bulk of them end up in prison or jail….. It’s a vicious cycle, and NO, I am not a racist like I expect you to accuse me. Hang that one up…. I just believe in personal responsibility….. I don’t expect you to grasp where I am coming from …..

  • Anonymous

    No baby, you be the “ignurnt” one….. You are so sincere about “Peace Be With You”???….. Come on! I can detect all the hate in your racist/hateful words…..

  • Anonymous

    Obama is already working on that Sunshine……..

  • Anonymous

    Oh Tramayn…….. I don’t expect you to see things the way most hard working American’s see it…. Yes, the country my forefather’s and ancestors fought for has evolved into something they are probably rolling over in their graves.  The country i once loved has gone to hell, so you welfare, entitlement minded, free loading thugs can ride around in your suped up drug machines w/ fancy wheels,  knock up a bunch of ho’s and father 40 kids that grow up just like you….  Yeah, I’m tough alright…………You worthless you know what…………

  • Anonymous

    At least they are attempting to work and make a living……… More than I bet
    your lazy a$$ is capable of doing…….

  • Anonymous

    Move to China or Cuba if you want the GOVERNMENT to run everything, and take all of your precious rights away you
    retard……..

  • Anonymous

    yeah right,, that makes me feel much better,, lets see, GAO blows 1million partying in vegas on my dime,,, wheres the accountability for that,, money down the toilet,,,,, solyndra,,, 1/2 billion,,welfare accoutabiltiy is -0-     you might get obmama to believer and promote that load of dung, but not a reasonable person,   besides if no one is making money, how are you gonna get a check from welfare

  • Anonymous

    right on there burnleyc   remember that american kid that got caught scraping up that car in indonesia a few years back,, and they whipped his back with a cane for some amount of lashes,,,, bet that kid hasn’t thought of doing something stupid like that again,, right on for hard punishment,,,, i still think public lashings, hangings would be great for these multiple offenders,,,,, not to discourage, but just to administer proper punishment 

  • Anonymous

    would hate to violate a convicts civil rights

  • Anonymous

    so please tell me why it is you think these prisoners are asking for?