I just watched the surveillance video of the savage, brutal, unjustified, cowardly beating death of inmate Jessie Lee Williams on YouTube. A gang of cowardly, badged thugs brutalized and tortued the man until he died. The surveillance video is now in the public domain. You can view it on YouTube. I am absolutely astonished that the calous disregard of this man's life was so easily accepted by everyone involved. While in the booking/intake area of the jail, the man is attacked and brutally tortured while people move about their business. Everyone seems so immune to the barbaric disregard and injustice of the environment. A correctional nurse is actually in the video appearing to glove up, almost reluctantly, at one point. The animals sprayed pepper spray under this guy's mask and then securly tightened around his neck. Then, as he naturally squirmed in pain, they proceeded to beat him to death for "resisting." This man was clearly never a threat to anyone in that room and, yet, his life was taken as if he were not even human.
9 correctional officers were convicted. The main ringleader got life in prison. All others got sentences measured in months. Unbelievable.
Ok, you are a correctional nurse in that intake area when, and as, this unfolds. What do you do?
Our own human kind...and lets not forget the prisoners who make other prisoners their prisoners. Something along those lines. I can't think/spell tonight. I had a long day in corrections.
I just can't seem to let go. I took some days off ...and even thought of going back to my old job at a school district, but I miss corrections... so I returned today.
Lots of love
Last edit by work&play on Jun 1, '10