My fiance is being transferred for El Reno Oklahoma soon, if he hasn't been already. I am worried and just trying to figure out some things about the facility. is there somewhere i can look up the violence rate, etc...anything would help.
Inmates are still people and have a right to be heard they also have a right to fair treatment. Maybe you should find another career - preferably one that does not deal with people in general. Or maybe you should spend a little time locked up to see what it is like - then maybe you will gain a little perspective.
Show respect and respect the prison culture and you will have no problems at this facility. You have to be associated with some group; otherwise, you will be abused by inmates and staff--it is called survival. There are hard core inmates there who will do serious bodily harm to you if you make the wrong move or get the reputation of being weak or a snitch.
"Lets understand something. First off I am an officer in Pollock. Secondly there are reasons behind lockdowns. There are gangs in prison, and nobody fights fair. If there is tension between two inmates then there is more than likely tension between 200 inmates. All it takes is one spark, and the whole complex blows up. So when a gang member kills a rival gang member, for the security of the institution and to PROTECT the lives of the inmates incarcerated in the facility, we MUST go on lockdown. Also there are racial lines. If an inmate kills or attacks an inmate of another race, then you could have a full on race war. Whether you are in a gang or not, you are a specific race, and that alone can make you a target. 2 weeks of lockdown isn t anything compared to an eternity in the ground"
"I have worked in correctional facilities for many years and left that field of work due to CO s treatment of inmates. The Lord teaches treat people they way you want to be treated. I can be stern but not hateful. And I didnt want no part of that. No one has the right to think they are better than anyone else. CO s in Pollock Unit I feel are on a Power Trip because they most likely have no control over there own homes and feel the power coming into work. You do wrong pay for your mistakes the Judge and jail time is the punishment who gives the CO s the right to inflict more punishment. Some day the tables will turn and they will feel the pain and insolation that inmates feel. Come on, lock down for over two weeks. Taking away visits,phones, correspondence. Get real people do the job you were hired to not the job you decide to do."