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Student in jail for drugs is raped
Gainesville Sun (FL) ^ | June 10. 2003 | Kathy Ciotola

Posted on 06/10/2003 9:37:44 AM PDT by MrLeRoy

An Alachua County college student in jail on marijuana charges was raped over the weekend by his cell mate, a man already being held on sexual battery charges, authorities said Monday.

The 19-year-old student was serving four weekends in jail on charges of delivering marijuana, said Alachua County Sheriff's Sgt. Jim Troiano. Last weekend was the first weekend of his sentence.

His cell mate held a ballpoint pen to the teenager's neck at about 9 p.m. Friday and then forced himself on him, Troiano said. A member of the victim's family reported the incident to authorities on Saturday.

Jail detention officers, who check the cells at least once an hour, heard nothing and nothing was reported to them Friday, Troiano said.

Randolph Jackson, 35, was charged with sexual battery. Jackson has been in jail since July on charges of sexual battery in a different case that is still pending.

The two were put in a cell together because they were both charged with felonies, Troiano said. Also, there was very little room in the jail last weekend, Troiano added. There were 918 inmates and the jail's capacity is 920.

"If there was space available, absolutely we would rather keep our weekenders in a pre-designated area," Troiano said. "But because we don't have much space available we have to do with circumstances on hand."

Inmates are assigned to cells based on their charges, their history and other factors, he said.

These two inmates were being held in a two-man cell in pod 1-B. Inmates who are awaiting trial or who don't yet have a jail classification are kept in this section, Troiano said.

Jail officials don't house inmates who are charged with misdemeanors, which are less serious crimes, with those who have felony charges, he said.

Troiano said this was the first sexual battery reported at the jail in the memory of jail officials.

Jackson never showed any signs of having sexual tendencies toward other inmates, Troiano added. He has since been moved to his own cell.


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Serves him right for toking the demon weed.
1 posted on 06/10/2003 9:37:44 AM PDT by MrLeRoy
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To: *Wod_list; jmc813
Wod_list ping
2 posted on 06/10/2003 9:38:01 AM PDT by MrLeRoy (The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. - Jefferson)
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To: MrLeRoy
The "justice" industry claims another victim.
3 posted on 06/10/2003 9:40:55 AM PDT by jjm2111
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To: Wolfie; vin-one; WindMinstrel; philman_36; Beach_Babe; jenny65; AUgrad; Xenalyte; Bill D. Berger; ..
WOD Ping
4 posted on 06/10/2003 9:41:05 AM PDT by jmc813 (After two years of FReeping, I've finally created a profile page. Check it out!)
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To: Roscoe
I could be wrong, but I believe it was you who took offense to the term "government rape camp" last week.
5 posted on 06/10/2003 9:41:43 AM PDT by jmc813 (After two years of FReeping, I've finally created a profile page. Check it out!)
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To: jjm2111
yeah, far be it we should expect this little felon to obey the law in the first place

imagine that: if he only obeyed the law in the first place, he would not have been put in jail!

Now, how many times was he busted? First offenders dont go to jail,my friend, we all know that!
6 posted on 06/10/2003 9:42:53 AM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: MrLeRoy
You've got some pretty quick minded officials back there if they think placing a non-violent offender with a violent offender is a good idea. What were they thinking? Obviously, not at all!
7 posted on 06/10/2003 9:43:18 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: MrLeRoy
"If there was space available, absolutely we would rather keep our weekenders in a pre-designated area," Troiano said. "But because we don't have much space available we have to do with circumstances on hand."

And there's no space available because Uncle Sam throws people in the slam for injesting certain plants and plant substances. History will look upon this time in American history not much differently than we currently view Saudi Arabia.

8 posted on 06/10/2003 9:43:19 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: RaceBannon
If you think rape is the appropriate punishment for marijuana use, you should take the honest approach and lobby your representatives to make it the law.
9 posted on 06/10/2003 9:47:29 AM PDT by DManA
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To: MrLeRoy
How much do you think the law suite will be for?
10 posted on 06/10/2003 9:48:26 AM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain on the dress.)
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To: Roscoe
Maybe next time your beloved War on Drugs will get this non-violent drug offender murdered. I bet you'd love that wouldn't you? Why be anti-abortion if you're pro-murder?
11 posted on 06/10/2003 9:49:12 AM PDT by xrp
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To: RaceBannon
Next time you ingest alcohol, how about if we see to it that you get raped?
12 posted on 06/10/2003 9:49:56 AM PDT by xrp
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To: MrLeRoy
Pot offenders should not be housed with violent offenders. That's crazy..
13 posted on 06/10/2003 9:50:31 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: MrLeRoy
Is "toking" drug slang for drug dealing?
14 posted on 06/10/2003 9:52:06 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: RaceBannon
Now, how many times was he busted? First offenders dont go to jail,my friend, we all know that!

That depends on the state, and the judge. ....Many times they do.

15 posted on 06/10/2003 9:52:27 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: xrp
this non-violent drug offender

What is his name?

16 posted on 06/10/2003 9:52:57 AM PDT by Roscoe
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To: RaceBannon
Society sentenced him to jail, they didn't sentence him to be raped.
17 posted on 06/10/2003 9:54:33 AM PDT by Guillermo (Proud Infidel)
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To: RaceBannon
if he only obeyed the law in the first place, he would not have been put in jail!

How nice of you to judge his guilt or innocence before he's even tried.

18 posted on 06/10/2003 9:55:21 AM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
Pot offenders should not be housed with violent offenders. That's crazy..

Perhaps not, but the real point is that it is illegal and those that knowingly break the law knowingly put themselves in danger of being incarcerated. Philosophical insight and reality aren't always in tune with each other.

19 posted on 06/10/2003 9:55:31 AM PDT by trebb
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To: robertpaulsen
"Toking" is what Clinton said he didn't do, when asked if he had ever smoked pot.
20 posted on 06/10/2003 9:55:45 AM PDT by Guillermo (Proud Infidel)
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To: MrLeRoy
Serves him right for toking the demon weed.

I seriously hope that if you are ever incarcerated for a minor offense, that you are analy raped.
21 posted on 06/10/2003 9:56:01 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: xrp
He was jailed for DEALING, not INGESTING.
22 posted on 06/10/2003 9:56:24 AM PDT by smokinleroy
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To: RaceBannon
You are one sick individual if you think that there is any justice in this person being jailed and raped. God forbid you should ever be in a position of power over a vulnerable individual.

I agree about the Saudi Arabia thing. This sort of incident is analogous to a Saudi woman being publicly stoned to death for driving, a situation which only the demented or deranged could advocate.
23 posted on 06/10/2003 9:56:51 AM PDT by thoughtomator ("There are no liars in our newsroom! Never!" - New York Times Bob)
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To: Mr. Mojo
And there's no space available because Uncle Sam throws people in the slam for injesting certain plants and plant substances. History will look upon this time in American history not much differently than we currently view Saudi Arabia.

A good observation.

24 posted on 06/10/2003 9:56:56 AM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: RaceBannon
Howya doin Race? Well, I hope.

Rape shouldn't be punishment for marijuana abuse. Period.
25 posted on 06/10/2003 9:57:36 AM PDT by jjm2111
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To: SpaceBar
It's hard to pick up on the sarcasm a lot of times in these threads, you missed it here. LeRoy is mocking the standard WoD fanatic's line here, he is not a proponent of it.
26 posted on 06/10/2003 9:58:22 AM PDT by thoughtomator ("There are no liars in our newsroom! Never!" - New York Times Bob)
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To: Guillermo
"Society sentenced him to jail, they didn't sentence him to be raped." May well be a death sentence if the victim gets AIDS or even if he is not able to deal with such humiliation.
27 posted on 06/10/2003 9:58:38 AM PDT by TBall
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To: jmc813
"Lack of room at the county jail left a gainesville student to share a cell with an inmate serving time for sexual battery charges."
28 posted on 06/10/2003 9:58:41 AM PDT by Roscoe
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To: smokinleroy
He was jailed for DEALING, not INGESTING.

Read it again --- he was in jail for delivering. ...He could have been delivering for the dealer, and the delivery could've been a very small amount. Or, he could've just been giving - no selling - a small amount to a friend.

29 posted on 06/10/2003 9:58:44 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: MrLeRoy
People who smoke marijuana are'nt out knocking off 7-11's, they're sitting at home eating potato chips!!!
30 posted on 06/10/2003 9:59:02 AM PDT by Coroner
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To: SpaceBar
Serves him right for toking the demon weed.

I seriously hope that if you are ever incarcerated for a minor offense, that you are analy raped.

I thought the term "demon weed" was a clear sign that I was being sarcastic. It seems I was wrong.

31 posted on 06/10/2003 9:59:04 AM PDT by MrLeRoy (The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. - Jefferson)
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To: SpaceBar; MrLeRoy
That was sarcasm on Mr. LeRoy's part.
32 posted on 06/10/2003 9:59:06 AM PDT by jjm2111
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To: smokinleroy
So cigarette vendors and alcohol vendors should be thrown into jail and anally raped, by your logic.
33 posted on 06/10/2003 9:59:19 AM PDT by xrp
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To: Guillermo
Society doesn't sentence anyone to rape. Deal drugs and you don't get to always choose the company you keep.
34 posted on 06/10/2003 9:59:27 AM PDT by fml
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To: MrLeRoy
Beat me to it.
35 posted on 06/10/2003 9:59:30 AM PDT by jjm2111
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To: thoughtomator
Then my apologies. Prison rape is no joke.
36 posted on 06/10/2003 9:59:31 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: smokinleroy
He was jailed for DEALING

No, he was jailed for "delivering."

37 posted on 06/10/2003 10:00:07 AM PDT by MrLeRoy (The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. - Jefferson)
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To: MrLeRoy
Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time!
38 posted on 06/10/2003 10:00:37 AM PDT by Destructor
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To: OnTheDress
How much do you think the law suite will be for?

A lot, I hope.

That's about the only way this barbarity will stop: when it costs the government more money in law suits than it would to build safer prisons.

39 posted on 06/10/2003 10:00:44 AM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: trebb
I agree with you...people who break the law know they are risking a chance of getting caught and going to jail. But I don't think a student smoking a joint is worth this. Why can't the state prevent this kind of thing from happening? It's worse than it is on the streets. You'd think a society that wants people to obey the law would be able to enforce the laws inside jails. (/naiveness off)

40 posted on 06/10/2003 10:00:52 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: fml
No one should be raped in prison. It's a barbaric practice, that can be stopped, or at leastr curtailed. Allowing it to continue should constitute a "cruel and unusual" punishment."

41 posted on 06/10/2003 10:01:39 AM PDT by Guillermo (Proud Infidel)
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To: fml
Deal drugs and you don't get to always choose the company you keep.

If your son were to get busted for driving with a .081 BAC, would it be OK with you if he was anally raped?

42 posted on 06/10/2003 10:02:38 AM PDT by MrLeRoy (The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. - Jefferson)
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To: trebb
I misread the article btw, I thought it said charges of possessing..

43 posted on 06/10/2003 10:02:46 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: MrLeRoy
I would say there will be a lawsuit on this one for failing to protect the prisoner. I don't believe this person shouldn't be punished for the weed but I don't think the cops shouldn't be punished either for failing to do their job. As for the rapist, I think they should cut of his fricking head and then quarter him and spread his entrails to the four corners of the earth.
44 posted on 06/10/2003 10:02:50 AM PDT by samuel_adams_us
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To: Destructor
Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time!

The legally imposed "time" did not include being anally raped.

45 posted on 06/10/2003 10:03:51 AM PDT by MrLeRoy (The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. - Jefferson)
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To: Guillermo
No one should be raped at all. Prison is the last place I have sympathy for the victims of rape. You don't want to be raped in prison - stay out of trouble and stay out of prison
46 posted on 06/10/2003 10:03:59 AM PDT by fml
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To: Destructor
He had no problem doing the time. It was the d**k up his @$$ that he had a problem with.
48 posted on 06/10/2003 10:04:20 AM PDT by bird4four4
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To: fml
Society doesn't sentence anyone to rape. Deal drugs and you don't get to always choose the company you keep.

Kinda like throwing someone into an alligator pool: not society's fault if the aligators are hungry.

49 posted on 06/10/2003 10:04:52 AM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: RaceBannon
First offenders dont go to jail,my friend, we all know that!

That is a lie. I know a first offender (drug charges) who went to jail.

50 posted on 06/10/2003 10:05:07 AM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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