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#85284 - 05/11/03 02:35 PM A few steps forward, at least
Sick Puppy Offline

Registered: 03/30/03
Posts: 300
Loc: Nowhere Land
I got this on a mailing list I belong to for the elimination of prison violence and rape...



By Doug Simpson
Associated Press
April 14, 2003

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A hearing on violence at a state
Juvenile prison opened Monday with testimony from a teenager
who said he was regularly beaten by other prisoners and had
his jaw broken by inmates who wanted to force him to have

"I got jumped," by three inmates on Aug. 28, 2002,
his first day at the prison, the 17-year-old former Tallulah
youth prison inmate said. Less than a month later, five
inmates punched and kicked him, breaking his jaw in two
places while guards watched but did nothing, he said.

On cross-examination, the youth said he had gotten
Into numerous fights during his first week at Tallulah
and had been accused of stabbing a teacher with a pen.

The hearing on conditions at Tallulah is being held
Before Juvenile Court Judge Mark Doherty, who already has
Said conditions there are unconstitutional and has
ordered five inmates removed because rampant violence put their
lives at risk. Critics of Tallulah hope the hearing will
force the state to close the prison.

The state has consistently denied allegations of
violence. Richard Stalder, secretary of the Louisiana
Department of Public Safety and Corrections, has drastically cut
The prison's population and instituted reforms there,
he told a state legislative panel in February.

The hearing before Doherty follows his November
Order removing the five inmates. He has jurisdiction only
over New Orleans inmates at the facility.

State officials appealed his order, and the state
Supreme Court instructed Doherty to conduct the hearing on
his own allegations.

The prison in rural, poverty-stricken northeast
Louisiana was opened under private management, but the state
Was forced to take control in 1999 amid lawsuits and
Allegations of an epidemic of violence. A series of U.S.
Justice Department reports also detailed violence among
inmates and beatings of inmates by guards.

Corrections officials say the state has been
addressing the need for reforms under a 2000 settlement with the
Justice Department, which has not complained about the pace
Of progress.

And one day we will die
And our ashes will fly
From the aeroplane over the sea
But for now we are young
Let us lay in the sun
And count every beautiful thing we can see

Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

#85285 - 05/11/03 11:08 PM Re: A few steps forward, at least
Lloydy Offline
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Registered: 04/17/02
Posts: 7071
Loc: England Shropshire
This appeared in one of the UK's Sunday papers.

Broadmoor is the UK's highest security prison / hospital where our worst offenders end up.
And even here they can't stop them attacking each other or the guards.
Perhaps the old fasioned prisons with cells had something going for them, although more staff and better training would be an option.

REVEALED: The insane secrets of Brtain's most notorious asylum Broadmoor


EXCLUSIVE By Anna Gekoski

A SHATTERING News of the World investigation today exposes the luxuries showered on Britain's most odious thugs and killers ...INSIDE BROADMOOR.

These are the secrets the government has tried to keep hidden behind reinforced concrete and toughened steel because honest taxpayers would be aghast at the way tens of millions of pounds are being spent.

But for the first time we can reveal that the secure hospital whose ‘patients' include Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, Stockwell Strangler Kenneth Erskine and Soho Nailbomber David Copeland, has:

WATER BEDS in a softly-lit ‘snoozealeum' so mass murderers can while away the hours.

DVD PLAYERS and colour TVs in virtually all bedrooms — remote-controlled so inmates can relax in bed.

PLAYSTATIONS and remote-control cars on wards allow the warped and plain insane to hone their reflexes.

A SPORTS CENTRE costing £4million and housing a gym whose name is the ultimate insult to every maimed victim of Broadmoor's psychopaths..the Wellness Centre.

A CRAZY GOLF COURSE in the grounds.

PERSONAL KEYS to bedrooms (never called ‘cells') so inmates can lock their doors from the inside.

And as Broadmoor is now funded from the NHS budget, all these luxuries are taking money that could be diverted to mainstream hospitals.

Security is a shambles and sexual assault is commonplace.

In one outrageous lapse, paedophile Gary Nuttall was able to TELEPHONE his young victim from a Broadmoor payphone! Thankfully, the girl's father intercepted the call. Horrified, he alerted police. An internal inquiry is being carried out by manager Victoria Cowling.

Our dossier on Broadmoor has been compiled with the help of a staff member so disgusted that he has turned whistleblower.

"Word has gone round the Prison Service of how cushy it is inside Broadmoor," he said. "Criminals are faking madness to get in here."

The Broadmoor day begins in a leisurely fashion as ‘patients' (never, ever insulted with the term ‘prisoner') wake up and switch on the TV so they can watch from bed.

Staff are powerless to prevent patients—including sex offenders—displaying nude pictures on walls.

One paedophile who abused little boys has decorated his room with photos cut from a gay porn mag.

Our source said: "It's apparently ‘conducive to the offender's treatment'. The staff all think it's sick, but there's nothing we can do."

Breakfast is served between 8 and 8.30am with a choice of boiled eggs, cereal and toast. There are also vegetarian, vegan and halal options. On special days, such as Christmas, a hearty full English is on the menu.

On some wards there is no set time for leaving the cell, so many return to bed and laze all day. On other wards patients must be out of their rooms by 9am for medication.

Naturally, there are no pre>
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#85286 - 05/11/03 11:14 PM Re: A few steps forward, at least
Sick Puppy Offline

Registered: 03/30/03
Posts: 300
Loc: Nowhere Land
I hate to be a jerk but I don't give a shit about the staff. If they weren't the sadistic fucks they are there would be a lot less rape in prison.

And one day we will die
And our ashes will fly
From the aeroplane over the sea
But for now we are young
Let us lay in the sun
And count every beautiful thing we can see

Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea


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