The headline says “Staggering Corruption” in announcing the arrests of 46 prison officials in Georgia. Well, it is not staggering to me, nor to the millions of Americans who have been imprisoned. As more and more citizens with effective communications skills are being released, like me, we are starting to see some action. If you have not yet read Why Prison Abuse is Bad Bad Policy, you must!
The problem heretofore has been (1) nobody gives a damn, and they should, and (2) most of those affected have been poor, not well-connected, and with terrible communication skills. This is slowly changing, and as it is we shall see more of what is desperately needed: action! An investigation in to any prison is sure to yield similar results. OUR PRISONS ARE A NATIONAL DISGRACE! Prosecute those bastards – they are a disgrace to law enforcement and a disgrace to America.
These investigations are not common; the problems are, but too many prosecutors refuse to investigate and indict –PROSECUTIONS AND PRISON TIME are the only way to slow these out of – control criminals down!
I have long advised people to contact the United States Attorney in their area concerning prison abuse, and that is one way to get the Feds involved. There is another way, (which I have explained to some), and I am working on a project to more fully explain that and to get that information into our prisons – where it needs to be! CALL me and I’ll explain the other way to get them into our prisons. When my plan is complete, I need the names of large organizations in touch with inmates on a regular basis. I have some; need more. If you know of any, send the name and contact info via private message on Facebook or email it to me! We are going to make this happen!
Excerpts from the Article:
The FBI arrested 46 current and former correction officers in a sting at nine facilities around Georgia, as a result of a two-year undercover operation went down early Thursday with raids by FBI at the prisons. The indictments revealed “staggering corruption within Georgia Department of Corrections institutions,” said John Horn, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.
Among those arrested were five members of an elite squad aimed at busting up drug dealing in prison, called the Cobra unit. Also rounded up in the bust were two civilians and one inmate. The probe found that prison guards and staff were smuggling contraband such as liquor, tobacco and cell phones into the cell blocks for money. Inmates used the illegal cell phones to commit wire fraud, money laundering and identify theft.
Officers are also charged with using their badges to facilitate drug deals on either side of the prison wall. The trafficking is said to include multiple kilos of cocaine and meth in exchange for thousands of dollars in bribe money. Britt Johnson, special agent in charge of the Atlanta FBI office, told CNN that contraband cell phones in prisons are a tremendous problem.
“It makes a huge challenge for law enforcement,” Johnson said. “After you chase down, arrest and prosecute criminals and put them away for life, and they continue to direct crime on the streets from their jail cells.” Johnson pointed to how a North Carolina prisoner was able to orchestrate a 2014 hostage-taking in Atlanta from inside prison on a cell phone.