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  • BrickCop
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    Originally posted by Centurion44
    My unit's pretty secure. I could make it more secure but a cup is too uncomfortable to wear during a 10 hour shift.
    Damn I knew someone would answer with this reply with this before me.

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  • breakweak
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    get a real job

    Originally posted by KC5GJN
    I work at a private facility in Oklahoma. Our camp seems secure as far as the camp itself, I think if anything about is unsecure its the people. People get laxed in their job and foget its a prison sometimes. Our facility is a 900+ bed medium yard and i swear it houses the friendliest inmates in Oklahoma. You wuold just have to work there to see what i mean. Unfortunately the inmates at out camp are coddled. that is the only thing unsecure as far as im concerned.


    btw this is my first post on here, hello to all.
    and get with us state boys. Naw , just kidding. Okie here too.

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  • Bowles
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    Originally posted by cdc_cop
    Not a good idea to give level 4 inmates baseball bats.

    Yeah, that was my first thought when I saw them.

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  • cdc_cop
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    Originally posted by Bowles
    I've seen Pelican Bay on Google Earth. Looks like a damn big place. Just how many baseball fields do you have?
    We only have a couple of baseball fields, but they aren't in use. I believe the level 1s use theirs sometimes. We mostly have grassy areas with tables, benches, dip bars and handball courts. Not a good idea to give level 4 inmates baseball bats. Its fairly big, but there are bigger ones in the state.

    I saw a picture of prison taken from a helicopter. It had railroad tracks going right through it. I think it was a picture of Sing Sing.

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  • Bowles
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    I've seen Pelican Bay on Google Earth. Looks like a damn big place. Just how many baseball fields do you have?

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  • cdc_cop
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    The facility I work at is pretty secure. All the cops have stab-proof vests, collapseable batons, 18% MK-9s, cuffs, CN & OC grenades, and gun coverage on the yards and in each housing unit. We have a minimum security yard and the cops there have the same stuff except for the gun coverage. But if they push the panic button, they'll have plenty of ground gun coverage in a moments notice.

    In the level 4 area, we have three fences. two talls ones with lots of razor wire and one in between that is electrified. We have patrol units and several towers with officers providing gun coverage.

    It would be cool if those robots from the movie I-Robot worked in the prisons. The only bad thing is, I along with many others would be out of jobs. So I guess it wouldn't be all that cool.

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  • Jabrim
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    Well:

    All of the officers at our facility carry cuffs and only certified officers carry spray. They have a small arsenal of less than lethal weapons and other weapons, pistols etc. As far as the facility being secure its secure from what I have seen. We have from minimum security to maximum security, occassionally have death row inmates on their way to death row as well.

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  • Danish guard
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    Im working at a minimum secure prison.. but my inmates dont try too escape.
    some have jobs outside the prison or go to schools to educate them selfes. its a rehabilitation unit who takes pride in having a low return rate of prisoners.

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  • Bowles
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    Originally posted by horne80
    Damnit! That's what I was going to say!
    Yeah, thats funny right there I don't care who ya are.

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  • horne80
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    Originally posted by Centurion44
    My unit's pretty secure. I could make it more secure but a cup is too uncomfortable to wear during a 10 hour shift.
    Damnit! That's what I was going to say!

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  • Bowles
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    Originally posted by BigD380
    I know what you mean. My facility is labeled as a minimum facility but actually houses mostly medium security inmates. On a good night I have 4 barracks officers to cover 22 barracks housing a max of 42 inmates each. I also have 3-4 Search & Escort officers roving around and 1 perimeter officer in a car doing fence checks. The inmates think the facility is a joke (aka Camp Snoopy). We have alot of young gang members who think they have something to prove. We only have our O.C. and hands on tactics as a first line but also have a pepperball launcher in reserve if it gets to bad. I'm trying to persuade the management to allow collapsable batons inside but that will take sometime to get through. I'm hoping to find other facilities in CA that currently use batons inside to follow behind on presenting to the management but am just getting started on the project. With an average population of 850 - 875 inmates the odds are way against us.
    Hey, at least they allow you to carry OC. We are only allowed to carry if we are working in Seg or transporting. Superintendent's decision! We are the largest minimum facility in the state and we can't carry man-in-a-can, OR CUFFS! When some $hit goes down (and it often does) we have to attempt to restrain the inmate until a Sgt. arrives with some cuffs. How F*^#ed up is that!

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  • BigD380
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    how secure is your unit

    I know what you mean. My facility is labeled as a minimum facility but actually houses mostly medium security inmates. On a good night I have 4 barracks officers to cover 22 barracks housing a max of 42 inmates each. I also have 3-4 Search & Escort officers roving around and 1 perimeter officer in a car doing fence checks. The inmates think the facility is a joke (aka Camp Snoopy). We have alot of young gang members who think they have something to prove. We only have our O.C. and hands on tactics as a first line but also have a pepperball launcher in reserve if it gets to bad. I'm trying to persuade the management to allow collapsable batons inside but that will take sometime to get through. I'm hoping to find other facilities in CA that currently use batons inside to follow behind on presenting to the management but am just getting started on the project. With an average population of 850 - 875 inmates the odds are way against us.

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  • KC5GJN
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    I work at a private facility in Oklahoma. Our camp seems secure as far as the camp itself, I think if anything about is unsecure its the people. People get laxed in their job and foget its a prison sometimes. Our facility is a 900+ bed medium yard and i swear it houses the friendliest inmates in Oklahoma. You wuold just have to work there to see what i mean. Unfortunately the inmates at out camp are coddled. that is the only thing unsecure as far as im concerned.


    btw this is my first post on here, hello to all.

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  • BillP
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    Originally posted by Bowles
    I was amazed at that myself. I worked in WV as a police officer before moving to NC. NC is the only state I've seen that sends their misdemeanors to state prison. We have DWI's walking the yard with murders and sex offenders.

    I just returned from working an escape about 1 hour ago.
    Have them in PA. DUI's were making a large percentage of the population at my Institution for the first 5 years it was open. Mixed right in with lifers, etc. Kind of a 'create a con' atmosphere.

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  • GrizzlyLC
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    Bowles,

    Where were you a Police Officer in WV?

    I work at the Industrial Home in Salem, WV

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