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Ind. inmates sneak through ceiling to have sex
Times-Mail [Indiana] ^ | 11/19/08 | LAURA LANE

Posted on 11/19/2008 12:47:37 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

BLOOMFIELD — With nothing but time on their hands, three men and three women lodged at the Greene County Jail apparently figured out how to travel from one jail cell to another through the ceiling and engaged in late-night card games, drinking and sex while the rest of the prisoners slept.

All six have been charged with escape, a felony, for leaving their cell blocks without permission or knowledge of the jail staff. Bond in each case was set at $10,000.

An Oct. 8 search of cell block F1, which houses women, and F2, where men are incarcerated, revealed letters that “indicated inmates housed in F1 and F2 were getting through the ceiling area, and making contact with each other,” Greene County Sheriff’s Department Detective George Dallaire wrote in a sworn statement alleging the crime of escape. “This contact appears to include sexual activity.”

According to the document, the visits went on for weeks during September and October. A female inmate who was not involved said she awoke one night early in September to find two of her cell mates using a metal shower drain cover to pry ceiling tiles loose. She said the women would place a plastic laundry hamper on one of the bunks, outside the range of surveillance cameras, and would hoist themselves up into the ceiling, then drop down into the men’s area.

Dallaire said the men, too, traveled the same route to visit the women. One man incarcerated at the jail, who was not involved, told Dallaire the three women appeared in the men’s cell block through the ceiling at least 15 times while he was in custody.

The search of the men’s cell block turned up what Dallaire called several bottles of “hooch,” a term for illegally obtained and low-grade alcoholic beverages. Dallaire did not specify the exact kind of hooch and the amount confiscated.

Charged with being involved in the clandestine jailhouse activity are:

• William N. Hutcherson Jr., 44, Bloomfield, jailed on a probation violation.

• Jesse B. Ross, 38, Linton, jailed for possession of a controlled substance.

• Alexander Rathburn, 17, a Bloomfield juvenile being charged as an adult with burglary, theft and possession of stolen property.

• Misty M. Moore, 21, Bloomfield, jailed for theft, possession of stolen property and forgery.

• Kay C. Snyder, 27, Springville, jailed for criminal recklessness and battery with bodily injury.

• Nicole Haldeman, 26, Linton, jailed for possession of a controlled substance.

The jail was built in 1994 to replace an aging and dilapidated 22-bed facility on Spring Street. Sheriffs through the years have had concerns about construction and security issues, a reality the current sheriff, Terry Pierce, recognizes. He intends to seek funding from the county council to help make the jail more secure.

The Bloomfield Daily World newspaper reported that the sheriff was glad the inmates were not able to gain access outside the jail. “We’re going to have to find a way to have a better security system,” he said.

Pierce did not return a call from The Herald Times on Tuesday.

According to the affidavit, the inmates would wait until after midnight when the jail commander was long gone. It apparently took the women weeks to get their ceiling tiles loose, but once they did, the men would replace them after the women returned to their area so jailers would not be suspicious.

Two of the women and two of the men charged denied being involved, although witnesses said otherwise. Rathburn and Snyder, though, fessed up to the accusations, police said


TOPICS: Local News; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: codeofsilence; cultureofcorruption; donutwatch; guards; ttiuwp
Sex behind bars isn't so unusual...oh, HETEROSEXUAL sex!
1 posted on 11/19/2008 12:47:38 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows
That's one really well-designed prison.
2 posted on 11/19/2008 12:49:11 PM PST by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
No pix. Justice is denied.


3 posted on 11/19/2008 12:49:31 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Love will find a way...


4 posted on 11/19/2008 12:50:58 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: wideawake
That's one really well-designed prison.

For the inmates, yes.

5 posted on 11/19/2008 12:51:05 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Bond in each case was set at $10,000.

Where would they go if they posted bail? They're still IN the big house!

6 posted on 11/19/2008 12:51:44 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

escapees don’t stay in the jail and come back to their cells on a regular basis. In most systems you get administrative discipline or increased time, but it’s not a felony.


7 posted on 11/19/2008 12:52:48 PM PST by nufsed
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To: Slings and Arrows

I guess it beats the other kind of sex...

8 posted on 11/19/2008 12:53:14 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Moore

Haldeman

Snyder

Hutcherson

Ross

Rathbun

9 posted on 11/19/2008 12:56:01 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: Abathar

Hmmm...

Da Women: Not Proven.

Da Men: Absolutely, positively 100% GUILTY!


10 posted on 11/19/2008 12:56:25 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
1) Finally, the "glass ceiling" creates something other than victims...

2) Things are looking up

3) "There's movement all over the place!"

11 posted on 11/19/2008 12:56:46 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: Slings and Arrows
The Bloomfield Daily World newspaper reported that the sheriff was glad the inmates were not able to gain access outside the jail. “We’re going to have to find a way to have a better security system,” he said.

It's called paying a guard to WALK the floor rather than sit on his butt watching a security camera when he's not busy selling inmates contraband cigarettes.

12 posted on 11/19/2008 12:56:46 PM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
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To: Abathar

Man. I’d sneak through the ceiling NOT to have sex.


13 posted on 11/19/2008 12:57:05 PM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Abathar

guilty


14 posted on 11/19/2008 12:57:11 PM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

15 posted on 11/19/2008 12:57:39 PM PST by Allegra
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To: evets

Haldeman: Not Guilty


16 posted on 11/19/2008 12:57:55 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: Abathar
I guess it beats the other kind of sex...

They should have taken the issue to the supreme court. Homosexuals get to have sex while heterosexuals are denied this right.

17 posted on 11/19/2008 12:57:57 PM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
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To: evets

Probation, Not Guilty, Guilty, and I recuse myself on the last three.


18 posted on 11/19/2008 1:02:53 PM PST by JamesP81 (A loyal son of the great commonwealth of Kentucky)
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To: Richard Kimball
"Man. I’d sneak through the ceiling NOT to have sex."

Depends if I was single and how long I was there, the upper left girl would start to look pretty good after a few months of staring at the butt-uglies in the cell with me.

19 posted on 11/19/2008 1:02:55 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: aWolverine

I disagree - that dye job is a crime against nature.


20 posted on 11/19/2008 1:07:43 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: Abathar

The Bady Bunch-Obama style!


21 posted on 11/19/2008 1:09:31 PM PST by Commander X (Liberalism: Spurring the decay of the USA)
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To: Allegra

22 posted on 11/19/2008 1:11:04 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: Abathar

That’s a good point. What kind of standards can you maintain in jail?


23 posted on 11/19/2008 1:11:15 PM PST by Free Descendant (Palin Power!)
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To: Commander X

Oops..Brady Bunch - Obama style!


24 posted on 11/19/2008 1:11:19 PM PST by Commander X (Liberalism: Spurring the decay of the USA)
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To: Slings and Arrows

25 posted on 11/19/2008 1:13:42 PM PST by Daffynition ("Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.")
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To: Slings and Arrows
I disagree - that dye job is a crime against nature.

Low prison lighting, hooch made from potato scraps, you wouldn't even see it...
26 posted on 11/19/2008 1:20:45 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: Slings and Arrows

[cue the “Hogan’s Heroes” theme]


27 posted on 11/19/2008 1:25:29 PM PST by RichInOC (Obama/Biden '08: "We Are Not Ruled By Murderers, But Only--By Their Friends."--Rudyard Kipling)
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To: aWolverine

Is that a low cut sweater she has on? Why isn’t everyone dressed in pumpkin orange?

“You’ve got to keep them separated.”


28 posted on 11/19/2008 1:27:35 PM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Abathar

‘’’the upper left girl would start to look pretty good after a few months of staring at the butt-uglies in the cell with me.’’’’

She would start to look good at 3am in most bars around here.


29 posted on 11/19/2008 1:37:31 PM PST by envisio (If you ain't laughin yet... you ain't seen me naked. 8^O)
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To: Abathar

Is it just me, but I feel so sorry for that third female on the right. She looks so young and pitiful, while the other two look so tough.


30 posted on 11/19/2008 1:43:52 PM PST by xJones
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To: xJones

I agree with you, looks like innocence compared to the other ones, you can see it in their eyes. The one dude in the middle bottom is just flat crazy from the look he has.


31 posted on 11/19/2008 1:47:32 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: xJones
"• Nicole Haldeman, 26, Linton, jailed for possession of a controlled substance. "

Got caught holding.

32 posted on 11/19/2008 1:51:16 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Twenty-six, she looks younger than her years. I still feel sorry for her, she looks so defeated and not tough and defiant like the other two.


33 posted on 11/19/2008 2:49:56 PM PST by xJones
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To: Slings and Arrows

A good lawyer would have fun with this.

He could argue that since they never left the jail and had no plans to leave the jail that they were not, in fact, trying to escape.

In fact, I believe their are precedents that would back him up.


34 posted on 11/19/2008 2:51:37 PM PST by Ronin
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To: Ronin

I’m not a lawyer at all, and I’m still having fun with it.


35 posted on 11/19/2008 3:21:47 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: Ronin

Your legal argument prevailed:

http://www.thestarpress.com/article/20090124/NEWS06/90124008/1002/NEWS01

In other words, the judge approves of jailhouse sex.


36 posted on 01/26/2009 2:32:30 PM PST by drb9
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