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Monday, October 13, 2014
For Prison reform

The practice of the prisons policing themselves needs to be revoked/reformed.

Don't get mad...get involved!


Incidences of abuse and violence involving prison inmates and security personnel is an ongoing issue regardless of the facility's level of security and supervision. Overcrowding is chief among the factors that contribute to the violence that has become closely associated the prison system in the United States. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, nearly all prisons in the U.S. operate at either 100 percent capacity or are significantly over-crowded due to a 600 percent rise in the population of prison inmates since 1980.

With the 600 percent rise in our prison systems, there are now more of a percentage of us who have loved ones incarcerated which also means we are large in numbers than before! Speak out! Write your congress members and Senators about the need to reform!
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Monday, October 13, 2014
For Prison reform


Proposition 47 would allow more than 7,000 inmates already serving time, including those convicted under the "three strikes" law, to petition courts to reduce their sentences. The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office estimates that annual savings to the state prison budget as a result of reduced sentences would eventually be $100 million to $300 million.
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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

My friend has been down for a few years, recently him, and about 5 others in his unit, have been gravely sick, in and out of the hospital, they give them little to no information about their sickness, but something about their liver, after talking and writing letters to him, and we are thinking that the water there is bad or contaminated, we believe there is no way so many inmates should be having the same illnesses.
Shirley wrote on Thursday, October 09, 2014

    Thanks Angela please keep updates coming as to the inmates condition.
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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Went to visit a friend, the guards are rude and arrogant, they don't have respect to the family of the inmates, they talk to us as if we were locked up, the food in the machines are very expensive, and not really that good. Not a very good experience.
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Saturday, October 04, 2014

This place is big run around I've been calling all day trying to contact them in regards to a death of a family member and they can't answer the phone . No respect or care .of a tax payer money well spent.ive called 23 different num#
Tina wrote on Wednesday, October 08, 2014

    Call the Ombudsman, and leave them a message they will call you back. 916-445-1773
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

If you do not like the treatment at Tehachapi CCI then you should of not done anything to get you there. You are there because you did something illegal, do not make excuses and complain because you are there. I complain because I have to pay for you being there.
sbinmatelocator wrote on Sunday, September 21, 2014

    If someone is housed in a prison, you can search for an inmate by San Bernardino inmate locator
Shirley wrote on Thursday, October 09, 2014

    Dear Mad, Have you never committed a crime in your life that you got away with? Drinking and driving maybe? Taking any medication that wasn't prescribed to you? Than by the grace of god it could be you in there. Think about it!
wrote on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Hmm well considering ONE mistake of driving under the influence hell even three mistakes still wouldn't land you in a state penitentiary. You land at a prison cause of repetitive bad behavior without any attemp at rehabilitating yourself. The law is actually pretty lenient in the amount of chances and wiggle room before just sending you upstate. And if the guards aren't very nice that's not really surprising. They are there to do their job look after the safety of you the inmates and themselves. They are there trying to earn 5 stars on their yelp review....
Annoyed wrote on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Annoyed more... wrote on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    I take it that you are probably an employee at CCI. At one level, I commend those who work in a undesirable environment but then again, you chose this profession. Good pay, benefits and a good pension and a union that protects you...Many of those you watch over aren't hardened violent criminals but many who have had underlying mental disabilities that have gone untreated due to lack of insurance or knowledge that they have a problem. The issue I see it that prison doesn't segregate those who have made a true mistake and just trying to get through the process of prison against those inmates who made choices in life to be a criminal. All inmate s are not a threat to CO's but the mentality of the CO's are to treat each inmate the same. The CO's get away with a lot of injustices against inmates and because of the 'self policing politics', the mindset is that it's OK to do so. It 's a known fact that CO's can do pretty much anything to an inmate without any charges being founded and therefore, no accountability. Recent reports show that 11% of the California prison staff are found to be in violation of policy and procedures (bringing cell phones to inmates at a tax free fee of $1,500.00 a phone...etc...) So if you come on this site to read what is being said about CCI, you aren't seeing most of what is known...many CO's should be given their own psychological exam so see if they are fit to serve in an environment of mentally disabled inmates. So I hope you pass through the prison to your retirement but don't for one minute think that the mentally of the prison staff too is a part of the problem...a 25 yr old guard hasn't lived a life long enough to access how to deal with all situations in life let alone an environment of the criminal element. Medically, the frontal lobe where reasoning and rational thinking isn't fully developed until age 30. Does staff treat former law enforcement officers that are serving time for domestic violence and DUI with professional courtesy or like all the other inmates serving for the same crimes? Anyone with half a brain knows the former officers are protected from the main line offenders...right? What does prison offer for rehabilitation? Non existent true programs of help for the offenders. They have become the states cash cow..115's are like an CO's investment for a secure job future. Truth is that incarceration is that answer to our states needing more are plentiful in the prison and without the inmates, what would be your second choice to make a living?
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
For Prison reform

2.3 Million are currently in our U.S. Prisons

The USA has more citizens locked away than any other country!

Watch this video 'Locked up in America' aired on Frontline on Pbs

Incarceration has become the answer to every social problem we have. As stated on the show, we need to understand who we are afraid of and who we are pissed off at...

this site won't allow links but I'll try to list it in an alternate way

Or go to Frontline.pbs and find Locked up in America

www dot insideprison dot com / prison _ stories dot story_id_1679

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Saturday, July 12, 2014
Jill Mann

I fear for my son he's in Tehachapi. I know that any association between he and I would cause him great bodily harm so I will not post my name. I personally heard from 2 LA County Deputy Sheriff's what they do as cops. Husband and Wife in my home to visit estranged son were bragging and laughing about how they get the best drugs, drive as fast as they like and never get cited they just flash their badges and its a license to break the law. When the female started telling me how much fun she had when she took a big bad inmate into the hall and beat the shit out of him while the other male officers watched I couldn't take anymore. I told her my son was in jail and she better get out of my house before I beat her. I could go on about being protected and served when will it end.
D. Thumlee wrote on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Your son receives the best medical care, name brand prescription drugs when he is ill, top of the line dental care and if he programs Vocational programs that will prevent him from coming back to Camp Snoopy as the inmates call it. Out of 33 prisons in California Tehachapi would be the last one I would complain about!
Green wall wrote on Monday, August 11, 2014

    Bullshit that's the most fucked up place I've Ben there hard behind the walls they need to be under investigation for the bullshit they do
Annoyed wrote on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Lol do u think its fucking Disneyland? We're u thinking of your victims when u committed your crime?? U aren't there to be treated wonderfully. You are there to serve time for repetitive fucked up decisions. Quit playing victim. It's a prison not the Hilton.
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Thursday, March 27, 2014
Josh Christensen

I went to CCI-Tehachapi prison in 2010 and I was housed in a cell for almost 5 months. During that I only went out for recreation 4 times out in the yard. I am white and it is mandatory for us to go to the yard when it is called there. Maybe spent an hour out there each time at the most. 5 months, 4 hours outside!!!??? I am a low-level offender and i was only doing 16 month term. The portions of food served there were ridiculous! I was not allowed to use the 80 dollars I had because a lockdown over something that happened in a prison 500 miles away was reason enough to stop us from getting hygeine items, food, etc. And the guards! whew! They were the most arrogant, obnoxious, rude, pieces of shit I have ever seen anywhere in my life! they did things in there that would shock you. Me just explaining that in words just isnt enough to do what im saying justice. God Bless everyone doing time in a California State Prison!
wrote on Monday, September 08, 2014

    Good! Sorry for your troubles while there but this is where the illegal immigrant from guatemala that broke into my 19 yr old daughters apt and tried to rape her was sent to. I hope he rots there first and in hell next!
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Saturday, January 04, 2014
douglas metcalf curran

My grandmother Adelaide Vaughn Harrison Metcalf was the warden of the all women's prison there in the late 30s early 40s. She met with an untimely and suspicious death when driving down the hill to town. Her car went over a cliff and she was killed. Some say her brakes were tampered with out of spite from some staff or inmates who didn't like her discipline or way of doing things or what. To this day, it remains a mystery I'd like to see solved. I never had the chance to know her.
lindasson wrote on Saturday, January 04, 2014

    that is truly a sad thing for her family the not knowing but knowing youre grandma achieved so much in those years is such an accomplishment im sure she would have adored you and the same for you I can suggest you research the accident ,get the newspapers ,any and all that you can find and I wish you the best what a extraordinary woman she was
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