Thursday, March 1, 2012

PORN IN THE COUNTY JAIL

Liberty County Sheriff Henry Patterson may be under the mistaken impression that ballots will be passed out in the county jail and he can hope to get the inmate vote in the Republican primary in May.

Patterson’s struggling bid for re-election just hit another major impasse as a widely reported story about Liberty County Jail inmates viewing pornography on the county jail’s community room television for two months is informing the public of yet another of Patterson’s problems. The Community Education Center, or CEC, and a close friend of Patterson’s, runs the day to day operations of the jail and that contract with the county is currently up for reconsideration by the commissioner’s court. Some have suggested that the county reclaim control of the jail. With Sheriff Patterson already overseeing the jail, news of more problems may detour any efforts to get away from hiring outside management unless one of Patterson’s opponents is considered in the decision making formula.

Patterson has expressed no interests in expanding his control and influence so he can have better oversight. And he has not been critical of the current management. On the other hand, Bobby Rader, Patterson’s chief opponent, is the only candidate to have asked to see the figures so he could analyze the feasibility of taking the jail back under the day to day management of the sheriff.

No explanation of why inmates possibly watched two months of porn on cable courtesy of Liberty County taxpayers. One would think the inmates were being more closely monitored and that Patterson would not allow something like this to go on for so long. If nothing else, the televisions could have been unplugged until the cable company blocked the porn channel. But who knows, maybe Patterson is hoping to get the orange jumpsuit vote.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

From bad to worse. The sheriff should never get too close to a warden. Unholy alliances are paid for by the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

Throw in all of the escapes over the last few years and then think about the nearly two dozen lawsuits and then tell me why we would not make drastic changes.

Anonymous said...

How can this happen? These people are watched all of the time.

Anonymous said...

The televisions should have been shut off until the problem was fixed. Yes that would anger the inmates and yes they would throw fits and act stupid but the people running and working at that jail need to remember they are supposed to be in control. Not the prisoners. This is something that over the last several years that they have forgotten. The inmates run that place and do as they please. Things of this nature only proves that even more. I find it hard to believe that if the people in control were really contacting the cable provider as much as they claim that it seriously took over two months to get them to do something. It's just one lame excuse after another and more finger pointing. Nobody wants to take responsibility for the way things are done because they know it isn't right and dont want to be the fall guy. They need to clean house from top to bottom and get rid of these tired old people that are apparently there to collect check and not to do their jobs.

.. said...

Thanks for saying something LD.....anything! It seems like everything has gone dark around here except for those who would blandly report what they must report in the way they think they must report it.

Anonymous said...

Do the taxpayers pay for the porn or does CEC? Either way we are all paying for it. Why do they even have a tv?

Anonymous said...

Captain Rex Evans said that the prisoners "manipulated the system". Why in the hell didnt the Warden or the Sheriff do something about it in December when it became known that they "manipulated the system". I bet Patterson played stupid like he always does when he is asked about something going on with his department. I was at a Meet the Candidate event a while back. When it was Pattersons turn to speak he was asked 5 questions and could not answer any of them. All he could do was refer them to his Chief Deputy Cooper who is about as dumb as a box of rocks.
Hurry up May 29,2012, we need change in a bad way.

Anonymous said...

What do they need porn for.....with the guards having sex with the inmates, there should be ample entertainment. Lol

Anonymous said...

they shouldnt be allowed to watch t.v. they should be fixing potholes on the highways of liberty county.put em to work.

Anonymous said...

turn off the tv. They'll take matters in their own hands.

Anonymous said...

lolololol^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Anonymous said...

People need to understand every situation and try to comprehend what is behind closed doors. This is liberty county jail. not a trustee camp to they can not work until the individual is approved in to a trustee program. also does anyone know how cable works. If some of the inmates used the knowledge they used in LC jail then they would be more productive person in the free world. as for the old people working there yes some need to move on but what about all the young workers bringing in and on site, drugs and guns, etc. Why do they get a slap on the hand. OR IF LC would realize who and where the trouble is coming from in this town.they would take a look at there children. they would realize just because when we go through liberty and your name is on bottom of the sign does not mean you should or your family or extended family should be put on a pedistool. that goes to say the individuals who may hurt,bother, scare them should not get max. sentencing.