Correctional Officers In Need of Correction: April 2010

Being a correctional officer is a tough, often thankless job.  Good correctional officers rarely get the recognition of achievement that others who excel in their job, just the grief of having to deal with a bunch of dangerous felons who could seriously injure or kill them if given the opportunity.  For those who go through their career in a professional, accountable manner, we salute you.


Lately, we have been discussing the grievance of an inmate at the Oaks Correctional Facility up north.  I personally know a former CO from that facility who I believe is beyond reproach, he has even hinted at a 'bad situation' leading to his decision to leave there.  I have sent an even-handed letter to that facility about the prisoner's grievance and have received no response over the last month. 


Lately, we have had a new member join who is solidly behind the CO charged with ethical lapses by the inmate, who he has yet to attribute any rights to.  This member has claimed to be a CO himself, and he feels the inmate is lying, and the CO involved is an upstanding CO.  He may very well be right.  The certainty of this member in the innocence of the CO, had me asking why. 


I Googled "Correctional Officer arrested" in Google News and came up with many results.  Here are just a few that came up occuring in April of 2010. 


Walton correctional officer arrested for felony drug possession
April 13, 2010 7:31 PM
Daily News
DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — A Walton County correctional officer was arrested for drug possession Monday.

Justin Ryan Tankersley, 23, a correctional officer at the Walton Correctional Institution, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance after an officer found one Xanax pill and seven Valium pills in a Dodge truck, according to a report from the DeFuniak Springs Police Department.
Corrections officer arrested for dealing drugs
By Vershal Hogan (Contact) | The Natchez Democrat

Published Wednesday, April 14, 2010

VIDALIA — A Concordia Parish correctional officer was arrested and charged Monday with arranging drug deals while at work.
Ex-Ariz. corrections officer pleads guilty in drug case
by Jolie McCullough - Apr. 21, 2010 06:12 PM
The Arizona Republic .
A former Arizona corrections officer who was accused of trying to give cocaine to an inmate pleaded guilty in a Phoenix federal district court this week, officials said.
Westminster police officer and corrections officer held in kidnap, rape of woman
Police say Det. Anthony Orban is being held in the alleged attack at gunpoint of a woman at Ontario Mills Mall. Jeff Thomas Jelinek, the corrections officer, is accused of being an accessory.
April 06, 2010|By Paloma Esquivel
An off-duty Westminster police detective was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a woman at Ontario Mills Mall and raping her at gunpoint, police said Monday.

A corrections officer from the Chino Institution for Men, who was also arrested in connection with the incident, has been booked on suspicion of carjacking and is being held as an accessory to the crime.
Corrections Officer Arrested
Last Update: 4/13/10 10:07 am  
  In Rensselaer County a corrections officer is under arrest for allegedly threatening someone with a gun.

North Greenbush police arrested 53-year-old Anthony Holston, he's charged with assault and menacing. Police say he assaulted his victim, then allegedly pointed a loaded gun at them.
Schenectady Corrections Officer Arrested
Posted on Tuesday, 13 of April , 2010 at 5:48 pm
SCHENECTADY—Yet another employee of the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office is on the other side of the law.

Corrections officer Ross Lackey,27, has been arrested by Niskayuna police after a woman filed a complaint against him for allegedly striking her, putting her in a strangle hold and taking her cell phone to prevent her from calling for help.

Lackey has been charged with two counts of second degree harassment, a violation; and second degree unlawful imprisonment.
N.J. corrections officer pleads guilty to providing cell phones to Latin Kings inmate
By Sue Epstein
April 12, 2010, 4:17PM

Matt Rainey/The Star-LedgerA photo of the cornerstone of East Jersey State Prison in Woodbridge.WOODBRIDGE -- A corrections officer at East Jersey State Prison in Woodbridge pleaded guilty today in New Brunswick to supplying two cell phones to an inmate who is a member of the Latin Kings street gang.
Federal Corrections Officer Charged After Polk Deputy's Car Sideswiped

Published: Monday, April 19, 2010 at 11:59 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, April 19, 2010 at 11:59 p.m.
A federal corrections officer was charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident after he sideswiped a Polk sheriff's deputy's patrol car on the side of Interstate 4 last week, the Sheriff's Office said Monday.
Female Red Wing prison guard accused of sex crimes with two teen boys
Woman allegedly had relationships with two teen boys
By Frederick Melo
Updated: 04/20/2010 12:00:41 PM CDT
She signed her name Peaches and told him she wanted to be the mother of his baby.

It didn't seem to matter to Suzanne Walstrom that she was a 37-year-old correctional officer and the alleged object of her desire was a 17-year-old inmate at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Red Wing.
Milwaukee County corrections officer held for potential sexual assault of a child
April 8, 6:04 PMMilwaukee City Buzz ExaminerTracey Esser

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, this past Tuesday, a 34-year-old Milwaukee County corrections officer was arrested due to the suspicion of second-degree sexual assault of a child.
Cops: Fed Jail Guard Was DWI in Wrong-way Parkway Crash

By Timothy Bolger on Apr 19th, 2010

A federal corrections officer from Wheatley Heights was arrested for drunken driving after he drove the wrong way on Wantagh State parkway and crashed head-on into another vehicle early Monday morning, New York State police said.

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Disarm, whom do you think you are kidding now? I've witnessed your same attitude and behaviors in defense of LEO's/courts on a continuing basis over at LT for well over a year now. You & Blinkey started with X on the bicycle ticket, then you stomped on me because I questioned tasering, Masonco over plowing, now you are stomping on snide for the parking issues downtown, just to name a few off the top of my head, and the list goes on sir. Don't be pro LEO just for the sake of standing up for family/friends, do it because it's right and you know the person accused is right, that's all anyone here has asked. To keep defending the samo issues of "LEO's are always right and above the law", well, it's just not true, and it makes you a pawn in that game of disgusting politics gone wrong. Snide is not very happy with you right now, in fact, if you know him, better stay way clear. As for me, I'm a congenial easy going type that just wants some justice and truth to prevail these days, given the atmosphere of total deceit wherever you look almost. Fair and honest debate over ideas and happenings don't have to come with insult, inuendo, name calling, and juvenile behavior. Just when it looked like you might change for the better in recent months, you let this one individual pull you down again.
unless I read it wrong, which I am relatively sure I didn't, it was masonco who "attacked" altho I would more call it insulted stan first, page five of closed thread, third post from bottom.

disarm is correct.
Disarm, the whole story to your participation on all threads seems to center on LEO's/courts/judicial system, and that they are never wrong. Your lack of participation on other interesting threads and groups as such duly notes this as your single passion. As for insults, you two boys, you and snide, are making quite the fools of yourselves on LT tonite. I tried to offer an olive branch of distraction twice, you both ignored it like it didn't exist. Why? Cause you like to intimidate and bicker. I just like lively debate in a polite and informed text. I also offered Stan an olive branch here or on the other thread a few days ago about the terrorist color chart of preparedness W. issued a few years ago. That also was ignored by Stan, to make room for continued insults. If you love Stan so much, start your own LEO ning network together, see how many join, and how you all agree, to agree, and agree again, never agreeing to disagree. If you took the time to listen to my pages music you might see I too have been a fan of LEO's, when they were a decent and well-meaning lot of men, out for real justice and truth, nothing like the warped LEO of today. I liked you better before you changed back to your old medicines of 6 months ago, at least you had some humor, that's vanished now again, for the sake of what? In closing I just ask, what kind of man upsets another man calling him out to fight, asking for the name of his downtown store, in a lurking manner saying you want to kick his axx, i.e., then say "if he touches you you're going to prosecute him to the fullest". If you really were a MAN like you pretend, you'd invite the guy out for lunch or a walk in the park to sort it out, then take your punches and let the chips fall, w/o hiding behind the police for protection if he wins. That's the way real MEN sort life's problems out, not tattle-tailing on one another like kids. One last thought, don't attack the ladies on this or LT forums in front of me. I don't like it, and will call you out on it if it happens, just like I warned Stannie boy. We have some very nice gals participating, and I want them to stay participating in the future w/o harrassment. Thanks.
Masonco was fairly certain of Stan's identity and past abuse from him. She explained her reaction and reason for closing the original thread to me in a personal message to me, which pre-empted my question about it. I agree with you, she did start in at him, when she confirmed her suspicions. If she jumped to conclusions wrongly, she may have been in error, and I may have been in error in supporting her.
Aquaman, Masonco, and I are fairly certain in the identity we have assigned to the "stansayhi" character. He was not banned for his viewpoint, it was for the way he conducted himself previously and after he was warned to keep on issue. This won't assuage everyone, but make your own conclusions from his rhetoric.
Quite right X, and if Dis was acting himself of late, he would see this clearly as what it is, here in a public forum, and in the outside world of LEO's, to wit: "conduct unbecoming an officer". That's why Stan is, I think, no longer a LEO, a wanna be that couldn't hold his temper and tongue, until the chief/co had to let him go. Sameo follows suit wherever he goes too. Alot of twisting and spinning does culprits no good, we see right through ya's.
didn't stan get banned for being annoying? Without going back and re-reading everything again, because that gave me enough of a headache last night, I will state that stan and barry both, seemed to disagree only for the ability to be contrary. That is a general idea I was getting from them before any of the argueing even started. esp. barry, seems a few weeks back he was just being so annoying in some thread that I was like shut up!

I mean, I bet me and AQ and X don't see i 2 i on everything (lbgt for one) but that doesn't mean we can't try to convince each other we are right if only in opinion without being annoying for other readers.
That basically was what I was getting from Stan and Barry, that they were only antagonizing and not contributing. I'm fine with people disagreeing but when it gets to the point when your not really contributing then whats the use of even being in the conversation. In other words, if you have nothing to contribute to the conversation.. either that supports your opinion or backs you up why you don't agree.. then your better off not being part of the conversation.

I'd be happy to let Stan come back and be a part of this forum as long as he is willing to be part of a given conversation. He doesn't have to agree with me or anyone else, but shouldn't have to resort to posting fluff that does nothing for the conversation either. Of course its not up to me to let anyone back in here, its X's decision.
Sorry Disarm or should I call you aquaman.I am not behr,and it was aquaman that demanded I produce an obituary. You only want to see an obituary to find out my real name.Well, post all of your real names and I will post an obituary.I sent Disarm messages that told about my father but never got any response.Oh and Shiela if you got attacked and accused of being someone else from the first time you posted on here,how would you feel?Real welcome right?
Disarm, did he just delete a post where he said that Barry wasn't his real name?
Disarm,You do understand when I talk about my real name,I'm referring to my last name.Sorry I didn't make that clear enough.I never received any messages from you,and I'm tired of having to defend myself every time I post.
Point well taken, Disarm. I get what you're saying.
prolly wouldn't feel real welcome if that were the case, but nobody but me can have real pic of me so that makes it easy to know it really is me, plus by using my real name it makes me shut up when i do feel like saying something that i wouldn't say in face to face convo. it's like a restrictor plate for the typing hands..


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