Russell county jail, Alabama, Not all psychopaths are in prison - some are in the boardroom. Phenix city Alabama
I JUST CANNOT LOOK AWAY ANYMORE !!! No state has crammed more people into less prison space than Alabama . That remarkable overcrowding has contributed to host of problems for this state . The Constitution requires that prisons, jails provide humane conditions of confinement . The Eighth Amendment forbids cruel and unusual punishment and is the most important amendment for prisoners . My current report is about Russell county jail , Alabama , runs by Lt. Steve Johnson ( the lieutenant makes sure that his staff run the shift correctly !! ) , one of my reports .You may remember columnist Chuck Williams's article in a local newspaper about Russell county sheriff Heath Taylor ... when he wrote : Right now , he , Taylor , is frustrated .... ( regarding killing a cops around ) . Yes, he was frustrated then ... I am very frustrated now and will be for a long time , what happened to my close friend , whose child in the Russell county jail ( RCJ ) , and ..... she is in a heart hospital ...... Hopefully she can make it, she is very strong ! I feel that her last night ( 1/3/2017 ) by dealing with a RCJ staff put her in that kind of health problem.... as last drop . That's what she told me in a hospital ::: She called to jail to check on her child , as she was doing few times before . Usually she called at night , less staff around, that she cannot stand, and she worked ( hope will work ) at night . Most of the time she had no problem to get a simple info about her child ---- if inmate is alive and not sick . Jail staff does not inform family if something happened to inmates ... They said they do , but they lie ( that's why I mentioned 8th Amendment above , and that's why she so much worry about her child ) . They don't care at all. I personally was in a lobby of that jail and I witnessed a lot of wrong things around , made a note . That particular night sergeant Thompson was a night supervisor . First time she called around 11 pm , officer Crawford said Thompson is busy ... ok, mama left a message, thank you. No calls back. Second time she called around 4 am -- officer Crawford said sgt Thompson is busy at the back of jail... ok, asked her to tell him to call her back , please, thank you . Crawford told her that jail is moving an inmates around because of flood inside jail, heavy rain that night ( there is already a lot of very unhealthy mold inside jail , lung's diseases probably too , get into your airways ). Still no calls back , she called third time , because officer Crawford could not answer her about her child -- if alive or sick or anything more happened . Mother called third time around 5:45 am ( because night shift is over at 6 am and she tried to catch with night supervisor , they never called her back before ....???) , officer Crawford told mother , that this time Thompson is busy at the front of jail .. ? OK , Mother told person on the phone, that there is no way, that Sgt could not find a min to give her a call back , and she documents each of her calls to jail. Hm.. in 5 min, at 5: 50 Sgt. Thompson retuned her call . She said thank you for your call back , so how is my child doing ? And now at this point I have to ask Sgt. Thompson a question , ask him as a former officer too : ARE YOU READY TO WEAR THE BADGE ??? You recall your answer? I help you , your answer was : You , Ms. .. cannot call here, your child is in jail , and I am not going to check on your child , because I am a s e r g e a n t , and you have to address this to LT. and staff Sgt . listen to me , listen to ME ( loud !) you cannot call here anymore , or I will charge you with harassment !! Good, Sgt, very good, this was a third threat that she got from the jail staff . You tried to tell her that all staff so buuusy, that even some of your jail Sergeant got suspended for a few days for a deep sleep during his shift ( some good officer took a pic of that good dream ) I don't think I could be so nice as she is for so long time after you treat her like this ! She is just nice ! Why ? Would you like me to remind you, officer Thompson , how you threw a bottle of water at inmates and cussed him outside of jail ??? Does your camera still have it ? Or screaming at them over the phone , coming back from work place ..? Your words : You have to bring your butts here now .. you, butts... ya.. now , said , me .... bring .. too many words , has no sense . Did you or ANYBODY from jail staff ever supervised inmates at work, place that FULL of DRUGS !! AT NIGHT !!! Nobody knew about this !!??? LIE !! I was taking inmates back that night , I heard your voice, ugly , offensive , rude . May be you would like me to remind you how you to offended inmate's mother : What your mother think about herself , who she is she thinks , to tell me what to do , why she is coming here ? Who cares for her ? Does she think she is something important ?? Do you have any questions to me ? Hold on, that's what you have been training for ---- psychological tortures on inmates and their family , right ? Your Russell county jail has CATASTROPHICALLY LOW STAFFING AND SUPERVISION LEVELS ! We all look at life through a filter , and my filer is definitely better than yours .. even you think that you are much better than one of your Sgts Shannon Chamber - Johnson , who HAS NO manners at ALL , and really where she could learn it from , or did she ever wanted ? Too much time I am here , but at the very end I will remind you , officer Thompson , who is that mother . She is a WOMAN first of all, if you ever knew what that mean , she is a mother , she is very carrying person , loved and welcome by all her patients , she is VERY strong and very confident what she is doing , she is educated and smart and very, extremely patient with all of you in that facility , and one more important difference between you ( majority of you ) and her ---- she is holding her patients hands on her hands with love, compassion and tears .. sometimes , and people look at her eyes with a deep love and words : Thank you , thank you for your care .. You, officer, cuffed people hands with anger, hates , pain for them and careless after that . You will never find love to you at inmates eyes . You got a difference !? I personally , as an officer, feel a passionate dislike to you , jail officer ! No, I dislike ALL of you !! For a public reading .