Skip to comments.4 Texas prison guards fired, major resigns after allegedly planting evidence in inmate’s cell
Posted on 06/04/2018 11:32:16 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
A Texas prison major resigned under investigation last week amid accusations he orchestrated planting two screwdrivers in an inmate's cell, possibly as part of a disciplinary quota scheme revealed last month through a leaked email.
Four other Ramsey Unit officers were fired in connection with the investigation at the Brazoria County lockup, according to Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jeremy Desel.
"Effective March 10, 2018, each Sergeant will be required to turn in at least two (2) cases written by officers for a Level 2 Code 35 'Unauthorized Storage of Property,'" he wrote. "Two each day is my requirement. Remember this is to be done each workday without exception."
Any sergeants who missed their daily quota, Gilbert wrote, would face consequences ranging from documenting the oversight on an employee performance log to formal disciplinary action.
A couple hours later, Major Juan Jackson responded, noting that the "below instructions will help greatly in fighting a gig," which former union president Lance Lowry explained is slang for an audit.
Weeks later, prison officials nixed the quota system, but TDCJ tarted investigating last month after the Chronicle reported on the short-lived scheme. Officials said they would review all disciplinary cases across the system and look for spikes or abnormalities.
The audit found similar short-lived disciplinary quota systems had once been in place at three other units in recent months, Desel said. "Several" officers were demoted as a result of the probe.
Then on May 25, a prisoner's mother fired off a letter to TDCJ's Office of the Inspector General, alleging that her son had been set up with a bogus case by guards at the Ramsey Unit, apparently in connection with the disciplinary quota.
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Wow, TV show Deception just had that! Ripped from future headlines...
Thou shall not bear false witness....
These guards should be deported to Venezuela where they would fit right in.
When convictions become a commodity, the rest follows.
Disciplinary quota? What kind of insanity is that? What if the prisoners behave?
Why we should not have private prisons!
OOPS! Wrong thread!
Wow, I heard the FBI and DOJ are hiring. These guys would fit right in with their political subversion departments.
No different than beat cops required to fill out a minimum number of “contacts”
When will these yahoos join the institution they worked at in orange jumpsuits???
Prison reform committee should know about this. I wonder if it’s quotas just for certain races, for fairness and all.
Didn't you read the story? You just run by the store and pick up a couple of screwdrivers to plant in their cells. Keep the warden happy and keep your job.
They need more than firing.
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