Masturbating in a police interview room is a bad idea
ThePitchBlogs.com Cortez Moorman apparently has a poor sense of timing. A couple of nights ago, Moorman was arrested for allegedly trying to rape and sodomize a 43-year-old woman.
The 24-year-old agreed to talk to police. Fine by me. But when the cops left the room, Moorman is accused of blocking the door with his chair, whipping out his penis and masturbating in the interview room. Moorman must not have seen any cop show ever. They can see and hear EVERYTHING. But apparently that didn't matter to Moorman.
With the cops back in the room, Moorman is accused of stroking himself under his clothes. And after the interview, he went back to work. C'mon cops. You have handcuffs at your disposal!
Moorman denied physically or sexually assaulting his accuser. He even claimed he was never inside a Ford Taurus. He claimed he was walking to a gas station to buy some smokes and walking to a shelter to get something to eat. That didn't jibe with the woman's or a police officer's stories.
The woman told police she was walking home from a relative's home near 40th and Paseo when Moorman pulled up in a Ford Taurus, claimed he was a friend of her nephew and offered her a ride. He looked familiar, so she hopped in. Bad decision. Ccourt records say Moorman turned north on Troost, and the woman realized something was up and tried to get out of the car but the doors were locked.
Moorman allegedly pulled into a parking lot at 3039 Troost and told the woman, "Bitch, you're going to suck my dick." She said, "no," but couldn't get out of the car. Moorman allegedly threatened to kill her, so the woman started to do as she was told, but stopped and said, "You'll just have to kill me." She claimed Moorman punched her in the face, eye and mouth. She struggled and escaped, running toward Troost but Moorman ran her down and dragged her back to the car. He then allegedly forced her into the backseat, held her down on her stomach with his hand on the back of her head and throat and pulled down her pants and tried to penetrate her.
The woman fought and escaped again, but Moorman ran her down again, dragging her back to the car. This time, she bit his arm and escaped. Wearing just a bra and pulled down leggings, she flagged down a police office officer. She was hysterical and crying. Moorman tried to flee the scene but was detained. He is charged with attempted forcible rape, attempted forcible sodomy, felonious restraint, two counts of third-degree assault and being a freaky perv (if guilty, of course).
Minister Gives Man A Job, Man Returns Favor By Raping Woman Inside The Church
OKLAHOMA CITY - It’s a Saturday edition of D’D as I post a few stories that happened while I was out on Friday doing important things with important people.
Starting with 30-year-old Antwine Walker. This guy was hired by a minister to do odd jobs around the Britton Road Baptist Church. Grateful to the man for trusting him and giving him a chance earn some money, Walker repaid the favor by raping one of the church’s employees. Police say that a woman arrived for work at the church ran into Walker who was already inside. After giving him a glass of water he asked for, he put a rope around her neck and threatened to kill her if she tried to escape. He then led her to a back room where he raped and sodomized her. He eventually left, one report saying he was scared off, but police were able to arrest him a few hours later after being ID’d by the victim and two other people who saw him leaving the building. Church leaders were aware of Walker’s lengthy criminal record, but state they were just trying to give the guy a chance. Walker has been charged with rape, forcible sodomy and kidnapping. If I believed in Hell, I would assume there would be a special place specifically for people who ass rape women inside a church.
Man Accused of Assaulting And Raping Baby Blames Dog
Mt. Clemens, MI – A 13-month-old baby girl remains hospitalized in critical condition in what police are calling one of the worst cases of child abuse they have ever seen.
According to authorities, the child was being cared for by 31-year-old David Montaldi when the alleged abuse occurred. Montaldi, the mother’s boyfriend, called the woman at work Sunday evening and told her the child must have been injured after his 150-pound Bull Mastiff laid on her. Authorities called bullshit after receiving a report of the child’s injuries. “We were advised by the medical staff there that there was some severe injuries to the child indicating possibly three to four skull fractures, some issues dealing with criminal sexual conduct. Indications that there was some sexual assault that may have taken place with the child and some pretty severe bruising to the child on its body, as well as its head,” said Macomb County Sheriff Mark Hackel. Investigators say they found substantial evidence inside the home, but would not elaborate. Montaldi is being held without bond, charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct and one count of child abuse. Police say Montaldi and the child’s mother had been dating for about six months…the woman also has a son, who was being cared for by his grandparents at the time of the alleged assault. It has also been reported that Montaldi is a former employee of the Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. Cheryl Smith, a spokeswoman for the medical center, said Montaldi began resident training under an ear, nose and throat physician at the hospital in August of ’09, and left the position without incident in October.
Prison for burglar who brought daughter along
(She's not going to get "Mother of the Year") Sergeant Sandvig
Nicole Bugajski gets 16 months to 20 years
Dec 20, 2010
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - A West Michigan mother who authorities say took her 2-year-old daughter along on a burglary has been sent to prison.
Twenty-six-year-old Nicole Bugajski was sentenced Monday in Muskegon County Circuit Court to 16 months to 20 years in prison. She pleaded guilty last month to second-degree home invasion. Bugajski was charged in October with home invasion after her arrest in Muskegon Township, about 35 miles northwest of Grand Rapids.
Police say they found her daughter in the back of a car driven by Bugajski's 51-year-old mother, Kimberly Mahnke. Mahnke also is charged with home invasion. The girl now lives with her father.
Bugajski also pleaded guilty Monday in district court to misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Little joy for prisoners despite holiday visits
Associated Press - December 21, 2010
TALLULAH, La. (AP) - What Terry Gains would really love to be doing for Christmas is standing in her kitchen smelling the pot of gumbo simmering on her stove, pecan and pumpkin pies cooling on her table, with her daughter watching for the chance to make an early run on the food.
Instead, Gains marked the holiday seven days early with her daughter, who is incarcerated in Tallulah, La., sitting at a metal table, drinking soft drinks and eating snacks from the machines along the wall.
Roxanne Gains, 1 of 1.6 million people who will spend the holidays behind bars, tries to make the best of it.
As she sat surrounded by her grandchildren, children, stepchildren, and other family, the 35-year-old said for the moment at least, it felt like Christmas to her.
Sexual Assault Behind Bars
The issue of inmate sexual assault and rape is a complex one, beginning with what actually defines the phenomenon. Contemporaneously, no consensus definition of sexual assault and rape while incarcerated exists. Creating uniform measures in this area of inmate vulnerability is the first step toward a greater understanding of curative and preventative strategies. While it is generally accepted that sexual assault and rape, within any context, is more an issue of power than desire, there are some issues unique to the incarcerated that can’t be overlooked. Past research has shown that some inmates who engage in sexual behavior do so as a result of situational homosexuality. This concept of situational homosexuality is a function of sexual desire, need for an emotional outlet and loneliness. Inmates who participate in this type of homosexuality do so only while incarcerated and do not generally consider themselves to be gay or even bisexual. Their behavior is strictly a result of uncontrollable human desire and the limitations of their prison environment. The conjugal visit programs in United States prisons are a cost effective way to preserve the nuclear family, reduce the emotional strain on inmates and prevent situational homosexuality. Further implementation of this, and other programs dealing with human sexuality, are a crucial step toward controlling sexual violence behind bars.
"Prison rape not only threatens the lives of those who fall prey to their aggressors, but it is potentially devastating to the human spirit. Shame, depression, and a shattering loss of self-esteem accompany the perpetual terror the victim thereafter must endure." U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Farmer v. Brennan
I'm going to Prison.....what can I expect?
Once the new convicts arrive at their home prison, they are usually stripped, disinfected and subjected to a very thorough inspection to make sure they aren't smuggling anything into the prison. Their possessions are catalogued and boxed up -- convicts are allowed to bring in little from the outside. Usually not much more than eye glasses, a few books and their legal papers are allowed. State prisons may be a bit more lenient than federal prisons in this regard.
Cons (and often guards) usually refer to new arrivals as fish. Some portions of the initial processing may take place in full view of other prisoners in their cells, in a special section of the prison reserved for new cons -- this is known as the fish tank. Prisoners are held here for at least 30 days while prison officials process their paperwork, find room for them in the prison and possibly assign a prison job to them. The vast majority of the menial labor performed in prisons, including laundry, maintenance,janitorial services, cooking and landscaping are performed by the prisoners for as little as 10 cents an hour.
A cell at the Maine State Prison in Warren, Maine.
The typical prison cell is eight by six feet (about 2.5 by 1.8 meters), with a metal bed tray (either bolted to the wall or free-standing on metal legs), a sink and a toilet. There may be a window allowing a view outside the prison. Prison overcrowding has forced most prisons to keep two prisoners in each cell, so an additional metal bunk is placed above the bed. In severe cases, three prisoners have been placed in a cell. A few cell blocks have a dormitory set-up, with eight or more prisoners in a larger cell with multiple bunks, but this is uncommon.
The typical maximum security prison is divided into wings or blocks, each of which has its own staff and can be sealed off from the rest of the prison. A block may have multiple tiers. The cells are arranged around an open central space that contains a security booth, a kiosk protected by metal mesh and glass for a clerk/guard who keeps an eye on the prisoners. Additional armed guards may be positioned in glassed-off cubicles (bubbles) in observation posts within each cell block. Guards who come into contact with prisoners usually do not carry a firearm because a prisoner could steal it.
In general population cell blocks (cell blocks other than the fish tank and the maxium-security unit), the prisoners are allowed to roam outside their cells most of the time. They can walk around the cell block to visit other prisoners in their cells or go outside to the prison yard, a large area used for exercise and socializing. The yard is watched by armed guards in towers high above.
At various times throughout the day, the guards conduct counts. During a count, all prisoners must stand in front of their cells while the guards do a head count to make sure no one is missing or in a place where they aren't supposed to be. If a prisoner is in the wrong place and doesn't make it to his cell for the count on time, he will face disciplinary action. Counts are conducted at regular intervals at the same time every day. There are counts in the middle of the night as well, but for those, the prisoners can usually stay in their beds while the guards count them from outside the cell.
Prisoner Commerce and Outside Contact
How Stuff Works
Prisoners can purchase a variety of items at the prison commissary. The commissary is basically a warehouse of goods that are approved for inmate ownership. Prisoners get a list of all the items and their prices, and on the day they are allowed to go to the commissary, they fill it out for the items they want. After waiting in a long line, they reach a window where a guard (or possibly a working inmate) deducts the money from the prisoner's account and retrieves the items. Prisoners are not allowed to carry cash -- money they earn in their prison job or sent to them from the outside is kept in an account. In modern prisons, each prisoner ID card is electronically linked to the account, much like a debit card. Some prisons also issue commissary stamps, which can be used like cash within the prison.
In addition to the commissary, every prison has a thriving black market. In the absence of cash, prisoners use a complex barter system. Prisoners who want something that can't be purchased at the commissary, such as better books, illegal drugs, nicer clothes or a weapon might trade cigarettes, commissary stamps or personal protection from other inmates to get what they want. These outside items might be smuggled in by visiting relatives or guards who make their own profit from the black market. In some cases, inmates have produced bootleg alcohol or illegal drugs inside the prison itself.
Prisons generally have visiting hours that roughly coincide with regular business hours. Each prisoner gets a limited number visits per month, depending on his behavior in prison and the nature of his sentence and crime. When someone is first incarcerated, their paperwork includes a list of family members who are allowed to visit them, as well as a limited number of friends. Anyone who wishes to visit who is not on this list may face a lengthy delay before they are approved. Visits from investigators, employers or the inmate's attorney are not limited, but they must still be approved by the warden.
At lower-level security facilities, the visitation room looks much like a waiting room. It is usually very crowded, and there is little privacy. Excessive physical contact between prisoners and visitors is discouraged. Conjugal visitation rights are extremely rare in today's prisons.
In a maximum security prison, inmates speak to visitors through a glass partition using telephones. Visitation time is limited and monitored by armed guards, and prisoners and visitors are subject to searches before and after the visit.
Other than visits, prisoners can have contact with the outside world via letters and packages. However, all mail going in or out of the jail is opened and examined by prison officials, and all phone calls are recorded.
Crime and Punishment Inside Prisons
How Stuff Works
While in prison, cons are subject to the rules set by prison officials. If a con commits an infraction, he gets a hearing before the warden or some lower ranking officials. If the committee finds the prisoner guilty of the infraction, penalties can be issued. Some examples of punishment:
Time in solitary confinement (The Hole)
Removal of accumulated "good behavior" time
Transfer to a less desirable prison job
Confiscation of items
Transfer to another, higher-security prison
Relatively minor infractions result in "shots." A shot is a mark against the prisoner, placed on his prison file. When the prisoner comes up for parole or requests permission for some kind of additional privilege (like a better prison job or a work release program), the number of shots on his record will be considered.
There are more informal punishments as well. Guards can mete out discipline without any hearing in many circumstances. A common tactic is to ransack the prisoner's cell searching for contraband, possibly damaging some of the inmate's possessions. If any contraband is found, the inmate will be in even more trouble. Guards can also use physical force on inmates who disobey direct orders. It is not uncommon for guards to fire shotguns at prisoners whenever they see any commotion.
Serious crimes that occur in prison, such as murder or assault, can result in charges being pressed and a full trial.
Not everyone in a prison is a psychopathic murderer, but in maximum security prisons, a larger percentage of the inmates are violent offenders -- people who are willing to use violence to get what they want. Prisoners often maintain a "might makes right" philosophy. Inmates who show cowardice or fail to stand up to threats are quickly marked as pushovers and forced to run errands and provide contraband for other prisoners. They may also be beaten or abused.
When a beating or even a murder happens in prison, there are rarely any witnesses. Cons have a strict rule against "snitching," so even a murder in a crowded prison yard can go unsolved. This rule isn't upheld by any sense of honor -- snitches are repaid by swift, violent retribution. Other inmates often learn quickly to keep their mouths shut, no matter what they saw.
Prisoners outnumber guards in prisons. If the prisoners rise up violently, they may gain control of sections of the prison (or even the whole prison), take guards hostage and capture weapons. Many inmates take advantage of the momentary lawlessness to commit violence against other prisoners. In some cases, the prisoners have a genuine grievance because of poor conditions in the prison.
The most notorious prison riot in U.S. history is the Attica Riot of 1971. Inmates complained of deplorable conditions at Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York, but were ignored. They assaulted a guard and took over most of the prison, attempting to negotiate for better conditions. Eventually, state and local police stormed the prison. In the riot and the retaking of the prison, 39 guards and prisoners were killed.
In 1980, the New Mexico State Penitentiary near Santa Fe was the scene of a brutal uprising. While no guards were killed, seven were severely beaten and 33 inmates were killed. Some of the inmate killings were reportedly the result of torture.
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Inmate Accused Of Hiring Man To Kill Judge
Authorities Record Conversations At Camp Hill Prison
POSTED: 12:05 am EST January 14, 2011
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. -- A prison inmate in Cumberland County is accused of trying to get a fellow inmate to kill three people, including an Adams County judge.
Lance Greenawalt, who was serving time for burglary, was secretly recorded after his cellmate went to police with his plot to kill Adams County Judge Michael George and two others.
The recorded conversations at Camp Hill Prison also revealed that it was Greenawalt who carried out a 2006 attack against an Adams County man who was burned badly by scalding water on his face and nearly beaten to death with an aluminum baseball bat.
Law enforcement officials said some of the recorded conversations, including his directions to kill George, are chilling.
Adams County District Attorney Shawn Wagner said George had sentenced Greenawalt to a minimum of four and a half years for burglary.
George has not been available for comment.
Wagner said George has been informed and has not let the threats interfere with his duties as a common pleas judge.
Police Release Recorded Conversations
Below are some of the statements Greenawalt made during recorded conversations, according to court documents.
"I think all you got to do for George is plan it right, that's all you go to do," Greenawalt said. "There will be 5,000 suspects and I will be sittin' nice and comfortable right here."
"It would be great if you could figure out when George's family would be away," he said. "You could set it up a lot better; ideally you are in and out."
"I never saw anyone take a beating like Keys," Greenawalt said. "When that boiling water hit him in the face he went down like a ton of bricks …"
"I was beating him so much my arms got tired," he said. "He was screaming, "John!" at the top of his lungs."
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Inmate sentenced for running identity-theft ring from prison
It was a 14 year gamble....he lost. Sergeant Sandvig
January 18, 2011 Cleveland.com
CLEVELAND, Ohio - A convict who ran an identity-theft ring from behind bars was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to more than 14 years in prison.
Dimorio McDowell, 34, was an inmate at Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution in New Jersey while operating the scam from August 2009 to April 2010. He and his gang fraudulently obtained credit cards from Cleveland area retailers, including Lowe's, Home Depot, Best Buy, Sears and Macy's.
McDowell used a smuggled cell phone to call store credit card offices and obtain account holder information for people with names similar to those of his co-conspirators.
He would trick customer service representatives into giving him personal information on the victims by posing as someone else, such as a store employee, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Kall.
McDowell would then call another customer service representative, this time posing as the victim. He made changes to the accounts, such as adding authorized users or raising the credit card limit.
Members of the ring would then go into the stores, pose as the account holders and make purchases even though they didn't possess the cards. They sometimes convinced store workers to give them temporary shopping passes by using the information they had gleaned about the victims. The charges totaled more than $250,000.
McDowell also pretended over the telephone to be a deputy U.S. Marshal and tried to have prisoners moved, Kall said.
Eight others, all from the Cleveland area, were charged in connection with the identity-theft scheme. All have pleaded guilty.
McDowell was convicted twice before in connection with similar schemes resulting in similar losses.
Visiting a Prison Inmate
You are about to visit your prison inmate, and you would like to know the rules regarding visitation. Before we begin, you might consider looking up the Visitor's Information or Visitor's Handbook listed on your State Department of Corrections website. This information would be valuable in assessing specifically appropriate visiting rules.
What to wear. When visiting your inmate, you should be dress appropriately for the prison rules. Different prisons have different rules, so consider calling up the Administrative Offices to get more information. In every prison, though, apparel must not be see-through or evocative.
Also, certain body parts must be entirely clothed. Shoes must be sturdy, close-toed shoes without excessive heel. Pants or skirts must be knee-length or longer. Tops must cover your entire midriff and cleavage and must not bare shoulders. No tank tops or spaghetti strap tops allowed. Sheer material is frowned upon and must not be worn without opaque material underneath.
All visitors must wear full underwear, underwear straps or lines should not be showing and underwear must achieve full coverage.
Different prisons have different color schemes for the apparel worn by prisoners. It is against prison rules for visitor's clothing to in any way match prison attire, including make, material and color of inmate's clothing. This discourages people from switching clothing, exchanging clothing and it helps keep prisoners from escaping.
How to behave. When visiting your prisoner, remember to keep a low profile. This is not something special and you do not deserve hero status because you are visiting an inmate. Prison staff can become irritated by arrogance, public displays of power or anger, and in-your-face behavior. Submit to their authority and conduct yourself in a quiet demure manner.
When visiting your inmate in a public visiting room or in a private room, do not use loud, obnoxious behavior. Speak in a low voice so that others are not hearing or listening in on your conversations. Whe you give out personal or identifiable information concerning a prisoner or yourself, you are putting both of you in a dangerous situation. Other inmates can hear what is being said and may try to harm you or your prisoner later on. Be discreet and try not to discuss financial matters in a public room.
Some prisons allow you to bring small amounts of cash to use in the vending machine in the visitor's area. Occasionally, you will be asked to not leave and then come back, but to stay for the entire visiting time, due to the potential for prisoners escaping. Read your Visitor Information for that prison and be nice to the guards.
Convicted man rapes again, in Jail
Alamogordo Daily News
By Ashley Meeks
LAS CRUCES A felon already serving a 28-year sentence in State Prison for violently raping a fellow inmate in another facility has been indicted on charges of raping yet another inmate 11 times as he held a shank to him.
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility prisoner Joseph C. Perry, 32, was indicted Thursday by a Do a Ana County grand jury on 11 counts of criminal sexual penetration, 11 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and a charge of possession of a deadly weapon by a prisoner between Aug. 18 and Sept. 8, 2010.
Perry was convicted in 2007 by an Otero County jury of raping a fellow Otero County Detention Center inmate on Sept. 2, 2006.
Perry had been brought to the county jail for a probation violation in September 2006. On the evening of his arrival, Perry targeted an 18-year-old incarcerated in the same pod. After waiting until the other detainees were asleep, Perry stuffed a gag in the victim's mouth and sexually assaulted him. Afterward, he threatened the victim in an attempt to keep him quiet, according to the Alamogordo Daily News.
District Court Judge Frank K. Wilson noted at sentencing in 2008 that Perry had continued to express dominance over the victim and intimidate him even at that point, the Alamogordo newspaper reported at the time.
"I have not observed more abusive behavior, brutality ... in a place where people are supposed to be safe," Wilson said.
Deputy District Attorney Janice Schryer described Perry as remorseless, saying he glared at the victim throughout the trial.
"He (Perry) is a danger to the community when he's out," Schryer said. "But also, he's a danger to the community when he's incarcerated ... I don't believe the defendant is rehabilitatable."
Addressing the court at the time, Perry told the judge he had been in prison since 2002 with no prior sexual misconduct and said he had been shackled in handcuffs since the rape.
"I'm paying, even in the institution," Perry said.
Then-District Attorney Scot Key, now a prosecutor with the 3rd Judicial District Attorney's office in Las Cruces, said the victim was severely injured in the attack and had to get medical treatment right away. Asking for the maximum sentence in that case, Key described Perry as "a career criminal ... even being in jail doesn't stop him from committing more crimes."
And, indeed, Perry's resulting sentence, which included eight years for his three prior felony convictions, does not appear to have prevented him from targeting the most recent alleged victim at the facility south of Las Cruces, a 21-year-old Tajique, N.M., man convicted of non-residential burglary and theft, according to Perry's indictment paperwork.
About 5 percent of prisoners, more than 60,000, are sexually assaulted every year, according to a Department of Justice survey from 2007 a problem that has prompted groups from Focus on the Family and the Southern Baptist Convention to the American Civil Liberties Union to demand reform.
Perry, who is originally from New Jersey and had his first sexual assault conviction as a juvenile in Colorado in 1995, according to court documents, appears to have moved to New Mexico a decade ago. His criminal history includes convictions for dealing drugs, unlawfully possessing deadly weapon, resisting arrest, burglary, battery and fraud.
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It's hard to look at...devastating to EACH user.
Here's one side-effect of being a Meth User
Gulp!....what can I say?
As with nearly all drugs, there are numerous meth side effects. The most common are insomnia, agitation, irritability, dry mouth, sweating, and heart palpitations. Also the user’s body temperature increases, as does their breathing and heart rate. Additionally, their blood pressure is elevated and people with cardiac or blood pressure problems may cause further damage to their cardiovascular systems.
What is meth?
Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug chemically related to amphetamine but with stronger effects on the central nervous system. Use of this drug has spread to all areas of the United States and continues to be on an upswing. Street names include "speed," "meth," "crystal," and "crank." This drug is used in pill and powdered form (snorting or injecting). Crystallized methamphetamine known as "ice," "crystal," or "glass," is a smokable and more powerful form of the drug.
Meth side effects include behavioral problems, paranoia, and psychosis. These problems are experienced most often by users who have a predisposition to mental illness. The user’s mood can become unpredictable. Mood swings, suspicion, anger, and depression are frequent meth side effects for those who abuse the drug regularly. Their relationships and general social interactions are negatively affected as well.
The most disturbing meth side effects include the classic meth-user look of a wounded face and a collapsed jaw. Because this drug is similar to a super Sudafed, it dries out the user’s skin completely. Addicts begin to believe they are suffering from “meth lice.” This leads to frantic scratching of the face using fingernails or any other tool such as tweezers. This process is generally known as picking. Picking can lead to serious self-inflicted wounds, especially in the face. Another physical sign is rotten teeth and a collapsing jaw. This drug dries out the gum tissue and leads to grinding of the teeth and ultimately collapsing of the jaw inward. Other physical meth side effects include a flushed appearance, severe weight loss, boundless energy, deep sleep patterns, and excessive sweating.
On an emotional level, meth side effects can be equally visible and devastating. They include irresponsibility, child neglect, and crime (most often to pay for the drug). A single puff of crystal meth can keep a user high for 24 hours, unlike cocaine or heroin which only last for a couple of hours. For someone on the mend or looking to sustain their habit, this can lead to serious bouts of violence, paranoid schizophrenia, and suicidal tendencies.
Any form of drug misuse or addiction comes at a cost to the user and meth is no different. Meth addiction can sometimes cause permanent life-altering changes. Work, relationships, and the ability to live day to day are affected. Crime, drug busts, restricted job prospects, visa denials, jail, and serious healthcare issues are just some of the things that are effects by one’s meth addiction.
Meth side effects include but are not limited to:
Auditory hallucinations (hearing "voices")
Increased blood pressure
Involuntary body movements
Itching (illusion that bugs are crawling on the skin)
Long periods of sleep ("crashing" for 24-48 hours or more)
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
Prolonged sluggishness, severe depression
Shortness of breath
Suspiciousness, severe paranoia
Weight loss, malnutrition, anorexia
Welts on the skin
Montana Women's Prison inmate sues over lack of kosher food
Was it in her "religious" beliefs and practice to kill a person? She's in prison on a negligent homicide conviction. Doesn't make sense to me.........Sergeant Sandvig
January 31, 2011 CLAIR JOHNSON The Billings Gazette
A Montana Women's Prison inmate is suing state corrections officials, claiming they are not providing her kosher foods in violation of her right to religious freedom.
In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Billings, Shelley Tischler, an inmate, said she is Jewish and practices her faith by eating kosher meals. Prison officials, she alleges, are denying her kosher food along with subjecting her to slurs about her Jewish faith from staff and inmates.
The suit names as defendants the Montana Department of Corrections; the Montana Women's Prison; Jo Acton, warden; Bob Paul and Sue Orand, deputy wardens; and three others.
Tischler, 57, was sentenced in 2005 to 20 years in prison for negligent homicide and criminal endangerment in Ravalli County, records said.
Tischler has spent most of her time at the women's prison in Billings but also has been treated at the Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs. She is currently at Warm Springs.
There have been times while at the Women's Prison that Tischler was able to buy her own kosher foods for observance of Jewish holy days, the complaint said.
But, when transferred to the state hospital from September 2009 until March 2010, officers and administrators denied Tischler the ability to have or order kosher food, saying that "this accommodation is not occurring at other DOC facilities," the suit said.
The DOC's reasoning shows that the defendants "have knowingly, willfully and maliciously withheld basic religious accommodations," the complaint continued.
And, at one point, officials said that foods could be prepared in a "kosher manner" at the Women's Prison, but Tischler claims that alternative was not acceptable.
Kosher food refers to the preparation and consumption of food in accordance with Jewish laws.
Tischler believes "a kosher diet conforms to the divine will of God as expressed in the Torah which teaches that the slightest morsel of forbidden food taints not only the body, but the soul itself," the complaint said.
Grievances that Tischler has filed about kosher food have been denied, the suit said, and Tischler has been subjected to slurs about her faith from staff and inmates. Prison administrators have done nothing to stop or discourage the slurs, the suit alleged.
Tischler is seeking a jury trial, punitive damages and an injunction requiring the defendants to provide her and other Jewish inmates with kosher foods, at a minmum, on holy holidays and more frequently if wanted.
Tischler's attorney is Kevin E. Vainio, of Butte.
The case is assigned to U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn Ostby.
Prisoner makes $1 million selling Apple devices purchased with forged credit cards
February 4, 2011 By George Wong Ubergizmo.com
How often do you hear about criminals behind bars committing crimes out of prison while still behind bars? Not very often. An inmate from the Rikers Island prison managed to mastermind a scam to forge credit cards that were used to buy over $1 million worth of iPads and Apple computers. The prisoner, Shaheed Bilal, instructed his girlfriend and 3 younger brothers on how to encode the magnetic strips on credit cards with stolen financial information. His girlfriend and siblings went on to forge the credit cards, pass them to a network of underlings who went around the country purchasing the tablets and computers. The devices were then sold at a discounted rate for cash, thus netting them money from nothing. The scam has been going on since June 2008 and the authorities have finally cracked down on the case. It looks like Shaheed Bilal won’t be leaving his cell any time soon.
Killer with 7 life terms is
back in Jail
- Doubts raised on parole decision -
February 17, 2011
A convicted murderer who was paroled three years ago while serving seven life sentences is back behind bars after he was arrested in Beverly on Valentine’s Day on charges of assaulting his girlfriend, dragging her with his car, and warning that he would “put a bullet’’ in her head if she called police.
The arrest of Charles W. “Chucky’’ Doucette Jr., 51, of Beverly has drawn intense scrutiny of the Parole Board’s decision to release him. It also comes as the Patrick administration tries to rebuild the parole system nearly two months after another parolee killed a Woburn police officer and died in a shootout with police during an attempted robbery.
Hours after veteran prosecutor Joshua Wall was confirmed yesterday as a member of the Parole Board, he said it was unclear whether the board had considered all the facts before releasing Doucette in February 2007. Wall, who the governor is expected to name as chairman of the board, said the new charges prompted the board to move to revoke Doucette’s parole, “which gives us the possibility to return Mr. Doucette to prison for life.’’
Doucette executed a 30-year-old Salem mechanic in 1987, shooting him behind the ear and in the mouth. While on bail in that case, he committed two home invasions. During one of the break-ins, he assaulted a couple and ransacked the room of their son who had died in a car accident, court records show.
He was serving seven concurrent life sentences when he became eligible for parole in 2006 and the Parole Board voted 4 to 2 to release him that December, over the objections of prosecutors and victims.
“He’s a menace to society,’’ said Tony Bufalino of Lynn, whose brother Raymond was killed by Doucette. “I don’t feel that he should ever come out of jail again. I think they’ve given him enough chances.’’
After reviewing the 2006 decision, Wall said, “It’s unclear to me whether the board fully considered the horrific facts of the three separate crimes, the defendant’s extensive other criminal record, and the information and opinions provided by the victims and their surviving family.’’
In August 2008, Doucette was charged with raping a Haverhill woman. The case was dropped after a grand jury declined to indict him, and the Parole Board allowed him to remain free.
On Monday afternoon, the 6-foot-1-inch, 290-pound Doucette allegedly locked his girlfriend out of his Dolloff Avenue apartment and refused to let her inside to collect her prescription drugs, according to a police report.
The girlfriend told police that she leaned inside Doucette’s truck as she pleaded with him to let her into the house and he drove away, dragging her down the street. The woman’s hands and face were bloodied, and she told police that Doucette warned her, “If you call the police, I will put a bullet in your head,’’ according to the police report.
Doucette told police his girlfriend attacked him, and he pushed her away from the truck before he drove away. He also told police that he was on parole and “believed this incident was going to send him back to jail for the rest of his life,’’ the police report said.
Doucette pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Salem District Court to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, threat to commit a crime, and intimidation of a witness. He was ordered held without bail pending a Feb. 24 hearing on whether he is a danger and should remain in custody until the case is resolved. His lawyer declined to comment yesterday.
Steve O’Connell, a spokesman for the Essex district attorney’s office, would not comment on the new charges, but said, “We strongly opposed his parole back in 2006.’’
The state’s parole system drew condemnation, resulting in a sweeping overhaul, after career criminal Domenic Cinelli fatally shot Woburn police Officer John Maguire during a Dec. 26 jewelry heist at Kohl’s department store in Woburn.
Cinelli had been released on parole in February 2009 following a 6-to-0 vote by the board. He shot a security guard during a Boston jewelry store robbery in 1985 and was serving three sentences of 15 years to life.
Last month, five board members who paroled Cinelli resigned as the governor released a scathing review of the board. Three board members who paroled Cinelli also participated in the vote to parole Doucette.
Doucette killed Raymond Bufalino, who left a wife and infant son, because he refused to drop a civil claim against Doucette’s father, resulting from an injury Bufalino suffered while repairing cars at the senior Doucette’s gas station.
A jury convicted Doucette of first-degree murder, but the trial judge substituted his own verdict of not guilty.
The Supreme Judicial Court reinstated the conviction, but Doucette was granted a new trial. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and charges relating to the home invasions, giving him the chance for parole.
Yesterday, Bufalino’s sister, Sue Maynard of Lynn, said she was relieved that Doucette is back behind bars. “I’m just so happy I can walk the streets knowing there’s one less murderer walking the street,’’ she said.
Dangerous cow roughs up inmate
(This is from Canada....but I wanted to share this with everyone - the Prisoner is clearly "milking" the system!!) After a personal trip to this Prison Farm and a complexed investigation, I singled out the culprit in this herd and snapped this photo for evidence!.....lol Sergeant Sandvig
February 16, 2011 The Sault Star
EDMONTON - An inmate working at an Alberta prison farm is suing the Attorney-General of Canada for $500,000 after alleging he was badly injured by an "aggressive and dangerous" cow.
In a statement of claim filed Feb. 7 in Edmonton's Court of Queen's Bench, Leslie Roland Johnson says he was incarcerated in Bowden Institution at the time of the alleged Feb. 8, 2009, incident and was toiling as a labourer on the central Alberta penitentiary's annexed farm.
Johnson alleges he was carrying out his farm duties when he was "aggressed" by the cow, which caused him to fall heavily and suffer serious injuries, including a broken bone in his shoulder.
The convict claims prison officials knew prior to the alleged incident that the cow in question was "aggressive and dangerous," but says they breached their duties by failing to cull the animal from the herd or to warn him and take measures to protect him from the cow.
Johnson also alleges that he was not given prompt and appropriate medical attention for his injuries and says it was two months later before X-rays were arranged.
During this time, he says prison staff accused him of "faking his injury" and disciplined him for not carrying out his full employment duties.
As a result of his injuries and the delay in obtaining medical treatment, Johnson alleges he has suffered and continues to suffer "excruciating pain" and a loss of range of motion in his right shoulder.
He also says he required surgery and might require a further operation in the future and has been prevented from enjoying activities he had previously enjoyed.
As a federal prisoner, he alleges the Attorney-General of Canada had the obligation to take all reasonable measures to ensure his safety and security and to provide him with reasonable and appropriate medical care.
Johnson is seeking damages, including aggravated and punitive damages, in the amount of $500,000.
A statement of defence has not yet been filed.
Statements of claim and statements of defence contain allegations which have not been proven in court.
Dad High On Meth Puts Baby In Freezer
7-Month-Old OK; Arizona Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison
Smoking that S#*T makes it all worth it.....right?
Sergeant Sandvig February 8, 2011
PHOENIX -- A judge has sentenced a suburban Phoenix man to 10 years in prison for putting his 7-month-old son in a freezer.
Judge Robert Gottsfield also sentenced 24-year-old Chance Kracke Tuesday to lifetime probation after Kracke pleaded guilty to two counts of child abuse.
Chandler police say Kracke told them in August he was high on methamphetamine when he put the boy on the bottom shelf of his freezer and closed the door because the kitchen floor was too dirty.
Kracke says he removed the baby after a few minutes when he began crying.
Kracke's wife, Leanne, was also sentenced to lifetime probation for child abuse.
Police say the 7-month-old suffered only a forehead laceration, possibly from the freezer door.
Prisoners, pups help each other
February 25, 2011 Leonna Heuring Standard-Democrat.com
Southeast Correctional Center offender-handlers Ricky Kidd (left) and Derek Holmes play with "Lil' Bill," the dog they're training through the Puppies for Parole. The program offers selected offenders an opportunity to train dogs rescued from animal shelters and animal advocate groups. The dogs are trained in basic obedience and tested for the Canine Good Citizen Award and then made available for adoption. Leonna Heuring, Staff
CHARLESTON -- Derek Holmes takes his role as dog handler serious. The Southeast Correctional Center offender recently purchased the "Dog Bible."
The canine reference book aids Holmes and his cellmate/fellow dog handler Ricky Kidd in adjusting the training of their chihuahua mix, Lil' Bill, to meet the needs of the dog training program, Puppies for Parole.
In September, Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston became the ninth prison in Missouri to implement the program, which offers selected offenders an opportunity to train dogs rescued from animal shelters and animal advocate groups. The Charleston prison's partnering agency, Caruthersville Humane Society. Offenders learn skills that assist in their rehabilitation and their work ultimately produces dogs that are more adoptable.
"I think it's so important when the dogs go into a home, they are already equipped with basic fundamentals," Kidd said.
Using a 10-point system, all dogs are trained in basic obedience and tested for the Canine Good Citizen Award. The dogs are with the offenders for a minimum of eight weeks. Southeast Correctional Center is currently on its second group of dogs being trained by offenders.
Man sentenced to Prison for beating blind man with cane
This is pretty cold dude....blind man? Sergeant Sandvig
February 28, 2011 Christine Ferretti DetNews.com
Mount Clemens— A 23-year-old Clinton Township man was ordered Monday to spend five to 15 years in prison for beating a blind man with his own cane and robbing him. David Anderson pleaded no contest in December to charges of unarmed robbery and aggravated assault in connection with the Aug. 3 altercation near the Gibraltar Trade Center on North River Road in Mount Clemens.
Macomb County Circuit Judge Peter Maceroni ruled Anderson will serve a term of up to 15 years on the unarmed robbery offense. He got time served for a second charge of aggravated assault and on a separate probation violation. Records say he must also pay restitution of $640.
Anderson is accused of robbing then 50-year-old Daniel Perron and beating the legally blind man with his own cane.
Authorities said Anderson and his teen brother knocked Perron down, beat him and took his monthly Social Security disability payment. Police said the two brothers were caught on surveillance video at the Marathon gas station Perron visited just before the attack.
Inmates who refuse hair cuts sent to high security
March 3, 2011
RICHMOND, Va. – Several Rastafarians and other inmates have been moved to a high-security prison as officials try to persuade them to cut their hair, which many refuse to do because it goes against their religious beliefs.
Many inmates had spent more than a decade in isolation for refusing to cut their hair and then were all first moved to the same prison in November. Their refusal violates the state's grooming policy for prisoners. Some of those recently moved are still working through a program meant to persuade them to cut their hair. Nine chose to go back into segregation, corrections department spokesman Larry Traylor said Thursday.
Corrections officials said the program would give the inmates more privileges and a chance to socialize. In letters to the AP, several inmates criticized it as little more than segregation by another name.
"That's all they have done with this arrangement, removed the word 'segregation' while in actuality we remain segregated and subjected to literally the same policy that seeks to strip us of our faith, our dignity and our will to resist tyrants acting as public servants," said Roberto Chavez, one of the inmates who chose to return to segregation rather than comply with the program.
Traylor said the move last week to Wallens Ridge State Prison, one of the state's highest security prisons in far southwest Virginia, was simply an issue of space. However, inmates who decide to cut their hair and are released back into the general population will face tighter security and fewer privileges there than they would have at their previous home, Keen Mountain Correctional Center. More than 30 inmates had moved to Keen Mountain in November.
He said the program to get inmates to cut their hair has been a success, adding that six inmates agreed to cut their hair and returned to the general population.
The program gives graduated privileges such as time outside cells, money to spend in the commissary and freedom during recreation time if the inmates take classes on anger management and behavioral modification.
Inmates who finish the program "graduate" to the general population, where there are more privileges.
Several inmates refused the program, which required them to double-bunk. They said they had developed odd behaviors to cope with years in isolation and did not want to spend 22 hours a day in such tight quarters.
Most of those who had been in segregation for more than a decade were Rastafarians, who believe that it is against God's will to cut their hair.
Chavez said the program was not educational but more akin to "psychological warfare."
"The whole purpose of us being sent here is to subject us to intensive psychology mumbo jumbo," Chavez said.
A group of Rastafarian and Muslim inmates unsuccessfully challenged the policy in federal court in 2003.
Virginia is among only about a dozen states that limit the length of inmates' hair and beards, according to the American Correctional Chaplains Association. A handful of those allow accommodations for those whose religious beliefs prohibit cutting their hair. There is no hair policy for federal prisoners.
The department says the grooming policy is needed to prevent inmates from hiding weapons and drugs in their long hair or beards, and also to keep them from quickly changing their appearance if they escape.
About 300 inmates identify as Rastafarians, but only about a dozen are out of compliance with the policy, department officials said. Inmates' heads are shaved when they enter prison.
"We're not doing it just because we can. It's been done because it raises some security issues and concerns," said Harold Clarke, who took over as director of the department in November.
Allen McRae, who changed his name to Ras-Solomon Tafari in prison, also chose to return to isolation. He said the program barred inmates from any educational or religious programming, holding a job, receiving personal property like television and some hygiene items, and face-to-face visits with loved ones.
That only comes if they cut their hair.
"The program is designed in such a way that we can never graduate the program unless we surrender our religious beliefs," he said.
Attention AMERICAN Prison Inmates....you think you have it rough? This is a typical Prison Cell in Haiti.
Death row prisoner receives single injection of animal drug
Calcutta News.Net 10th March, 2011
A killer has been executed in the US with a single injection of the sedative pentobarbital.
Johnnie Baston, 37, was executed by the drug at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.
He had been convicted for the 1994 murder of a store owner.
Pentobarbital has never been used in a US execution before.
Ohio switched to pentobarbital after production of the drug it previously used, sodium thiopental, was discontinued.
Pentobarbital is normally used to put down family pets and injured animals.
In 2009, Ohio executioners had problems inserting needles into prisoners.
A procedure had to be stopped after two hours of painful injuries to a prisoner.
The prisoner, Romell Broom has complained that he was stuck with needles at least 18 times and has now sued to ensure there is no second attempt to execute him.
He has claimed a second attempt to put him to death would be unconstitutionally cruel.
Conviction Overturned After 20 Years in Prison
March 15, 2011
LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles Judge has overturned the murder conviction of a man who spent 20 years behind bars after numerous witnesses recanted their identification of him as the killer in a drive-by shooting.
The Los Angeles Times says Francisco "Franky" Carrillo is expected to be released from Los Angeles County Jail on Tuesday. Carrillo was convicted in 1991 but had always insisted he was innocent.
The judge made the decision after more than a week of testimony and a reconstruction of the crime scene that raised questions about what the witnesses could have seen on the night of the shooting.
Five of the six witnesses who identified Carrillo during his trial recanted last week.
2 inmates die in I-10 crash involving transport unit
March 16, 2011
BAY ST. LOUIS — Two inmates being transported to Texas were killed Wednesday when a prisoner transport vehicle collided with an 18-wheeler on Interstate 10 in Hancock County near the Louisiana line.
Two inmates being transported to Texas were killed Wednesday when a prisoner transport vehicle collided with an 18-wheeler on Interstate 10 in Hancock County near the Louisiana line.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, which occurred about 3 a.m. Other details of the accident have not been released.
The Sea Coast Echo reports that the transport vehicle belonged to U.S. Extradition Services Inc. of Stockton, Calif. The newspaper says the company declined to comment when contacted early Wednesday.
Three other people were taken to Gulfport Memorial Hospital, where their conditions were not immediately known.
County Coroner Norma Stiglet says two inmates were pronounced dead at the scene.
The Highway Patrol says the accident closed the westbound lane of Interstate 10 for about an hour.
Prisoner Monica Conyers asks judge to let her do time at home
Give me a break! (LAUGH!!) Former Jail Sergeant Sandvig
April 12, 2011 Tresa Baldas Freep.com
After seven months of prison life, Monica Conyers has asked a federal judge to cut her loose from “Camp Cupcake.” The former Detroit councilwoman is serving a 37-month prison sentence for bribery in a federal prison camp in West Virginia. She wants to serve the rest of her sentence at home, according to her handwritten request made public today in U.S. District Court. In her three-page letter, Conyers, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, wrote that the court, in issuing her prison sentence, failed to consider her “age, education, vocational skill, employment record, family ties and responsibilities.” In arguing for her release, Conyers wrote that there are “family ties and responsibilities” to consider, noting her child’s caretaker will be returning to school. Conyers urged the court to use its discretionary power to sentence her to “community confinement, home detention or intermittent confinement” to correct what she called blatant sentencing disparities. Conyers filed the request on April 6, but it was not entered into the court’s electronic docketing system until today. Conyers’ request comes almost exactly seven months after she started her prison sentence on Sept. 10 at the prison camp, nicknamed Camp Cupcake by locals due to its cozy setting among the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, along the Greenbrier River. It looks like a college campus, and has housed celebrity convicts such as Martha Stewart. Conyers pleaded guilty in 2009 to taking bribes to vote for Synagro Technologies’ $1.2-billion sludge disposal deal. Her last-ditch effort to stay out of prison was shot down in September when a federal appellate court denied her request to remain free on bond until it considers her appeal. Conyers, meanwhile, is still trying to withdraw her guilty plea. A federal judge has already refused her request. The issue is now before the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. At her sentencing last March, Conyers tried to withdraw her guilty plea, saying: “I just don’t feel that I should go to jail for something that I didn’t do.” Conyers’ lawyer, Douglas Mullkoff, was unavailable for comment.
Kwame Kilpatrick, Former Detroit Mayor, Sexually Assaults Wife in Prison
April 7, 2011
Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, faces a hearing for allegedly groping his wife's left breast during a prison visit, state prison officials said Thursday.
The alleged fondle of Carlita Kilpatrick while she met with him in an open room July 4 could factor into the former mayor's May parole hearing and lead to his wife's being barred from visiting, officials said.
Such conduct, considered sexual assault, violates prisoner rules, they said.
Mel Grieshaber, executive director of the union that represents corrections officers, told The Detroit News sexual misconduct is on a long list of rules violations considered "major misconduct," along with insubordination and physical assault.
"This has to be resolved and will be," prison spokesman Russ Marlan told the News Thursday.
Kilpatrick's lawyer, James C. Thomas, could not immediately be reached for comment.
The former mayor was transferred to Michigan State Prison in Jackson Wednesday from the Federal Correctional Institution near Milan, Mich., so he could prepare for his parole bid, set for the week of May 9.
If he wins parole, his earliest release date is July 24 and he would be able to rejoin his wife and children in Dallas unless the parole board restricts his travel to Michigan.
Kilpatrick was put into federal custody July 12, a day before being charged in U.S. District Court with 19 counts of fraud and income tax violations.
When the alleged groping incident, caught on video surveillance, first came up last year, Kilpatrick spokesman Mike Paul said: "This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of in my life -- another example of people trying to pile on in any way, shape or form on this man. This is his wife -- not his girlfriend, not a guard, not somebody he met at the prison. If the alleged incident did indeed happen, Kilpatrick should have been warned, like any other prisoner on a first-time offense, and not written up. Someone in the prison is obviously looking to make a name for himself by going after Mr. Kilpatrick once again. This time for allegedly loving his wife. This is absurd."
Inmate charged with having homemade knife
April 13, 2011
ELYRIA — A Lorain Correctional Institution inmate has been indicted after prison officials discovered a homemade knife in his possession.
Sharriff Muhammad, 41, is charged with one count of possession of a deadly weapon while under detention, according to a secret indictment unsealed Monday.
Assistant Lorain County Prosecutor Dave Muhek said the metal knife was discovered during a routine search at the prison on March 1.
JoEllen Smith, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, said the blade was
8 inches long.
Muhammad is currently serving a six-month prison sentence attempted possession of a weapon under disability out of Cuyahoga County. He is scheduled to be released from custody on April 22, according to the ODRC’s website.
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