DAVID C. writes:
Terry Morris writes:
I am acquainted with a female prison guard who works at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. She is a single-Mom with two young elementary aged boys by two different fathers. I know her to be of very low character otherwise. When I learned of her employment with the State Prison system a little over a year ago I remarked to my wife that she is “a statistic waiting to happen.” Meaning that she will eventually find herself in a lot of trouble if she remains in the job for very long, either with the inmates themselves, or with the prison system through disciplinary action taken upon her for somekind of sexual misconduct, with inmates or fellow prison guards. Her aunt, who my wife and I are friendly with, told us that she was taught in training to respond to male inmates who harass her with “Shut the f_ck up inmate!,” and that this style of approaching them was “right up her alley.” Quite so.
A PETITE, 34-year-old blonde who worked as a corrections officer at a Washington State prison was murdered on Saturday while she was on guard alone in the chapel, according to The Seattle Times. The Monroe Correctional Complex houses 2,400 men. Jayme Biendl, who was named officer of the year at the prison in 2008, was 5 feet three inches tall and weighed 130 pounds. She was unarmed when she was strangled by a 200-pound rapist sentenced to life without parole. He had once doused a woman with gasoline and set her on fire.
Guards at the prison do not carry any weapons, not even pepper spray or batons. Scott Frakes, the prison superintendent, told the Seattle newspaper that women guards are seen as “equal and just as valuable” as men.