On the morning of Nov 18th 2017 in 5A pod cell #11 a black youn man, was ordered by a walk-in officer checking cells, for him to lock back for 30mins for what simple reason only they know? The detainee went into his cell as the door had been shut, he turned around thinking the door was shut but wasn’t!
The officer walked away as the door flew open as both party’s were surprised! My surprise and why I’m reporting this, as an eye witness. That there’s only 9 detainees in the mental health pod which hold 24 detainees! Why in the first place is a mental health inmate in a open pod with regular troubled inmates, when he’s shown aggression on a daily basis for over a month.
Other inamres including myself has witness this mental health inmate on a daily basis sell his meds for soup and honey bun, now how could a trained nurse and a jailer who only job is to protect the nurse and make sure that people are in fact taking their medications.
Looks to me we have a bigger problem then just wasting the tax payers’ money on non-professional nurses and jailers who attentions are directed other than their job at hand. With personnel staff members such as Tamara Gibbs giving statements to the press that were changing policys, is nothing but B.S.
It doesn’t seem to be enough that 5 deaths in such a short time isn’t showing a flag to the people in charge of this jail! Durham County Jail! Well back to this mishap, now shortly after the door flying open, the goon squad arrives with even a capt present, three in total.
They handcuff him and quickly take him out into the hallway where I was getting my medications. Which the nurse ask me to step back so she could give this guy his meds, before they take him to where every they wish.
Well within seconds this problem inmate was yelling quit choking me, quit choking me.
Without a doubt this would be a felony charge on the street, for assault on a handicap person. (Wouldn’t it!) Now what do you bet he went to the hole, and is still there where for years at this jail the mental health patients was kept. Its bad enough to man handle a mental health patients but to have him hand cuff as well! States, there policy is bullshit, hasn’t changed a bit! And to have personnel like Tamara Gibbs go to the press and BS the press on our policies for our staff toward such incidents have changed. Now when is D.C. justice going to be used on you? And put you where you belong!
Todd Pope 5A