Security on death row at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison has been called into serious question in the wake of one suicide, one possible murder and the discovery of two explosive devices there in recent weeks.
In 2004 two death row inmates nearly escaped after cutting through the bars of their call and tunneling through the wall on the other side. They had cut through the lock of a security door leading out of the "chase" or tunnel for the plumbing system. They were only one door away from being free. They even had a security guard uniform, ski masks, and mattresses lined up ready to help them over the razor wire (which the area was a blind spot to the towers). All the equipment they used was professional equipment from the jail. Such as power saws, paint (to cover up the cuts in the metal), and uniforms. This, of course, never made it into public media.
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if this story is legit, then the inmates obviously had big help from the outside and inside of their cells.
being curious of this fascinating story you tell, if this was never released to the public media, how did you come about this?
as to the subject of the article, if the prison system didn't delay the act of killing the inmates on death row, (being that the inmates on death row had a grand jury to convict them guilty of whatsoever the crime committed may have been, which in itself is a lengthy process) and just carry out the process of elimination, all of this time put in plotting and stratifying would be cut short as well as the life of the inmates on death row.
I was a correctional officer with the prison at the time. I'd be more than willing to meet with members of the paper because there's a lot going on at that prison that finally needs some light shed on it.
Duh-Huh. They're on DEATH row. So what if they kill one another or even better commit suicide. As far as I'm concerned they just saved us alot of tax dollars. If the frigging judicial system in this country would get off of it's panty-waisted, politically correct *ss and start carrying out these executions in a timely manner we wouldn't have this problem. They wouldn't BE THERE long enough to escape or make explosives.
I was working there at the time. It did make it into the media. Channel 2 and other covered the story.
They were more than "one doo away from being free. Remember that there are two sets of fences too.
I have worked every single area that prison had to offer including all of the towers (including T9,t10 and rear gate) and i never saw a blind spot from any of them.
A lot of the stuff they had came from the "outside world" when they tried to escape"
They had been working on this for years.
Im with #2.1. I would be willing to help an investigation into that place. There is lots of stuff that goes on that people had no idea about.Even the DOC headquarters dont know about. That is a very dangerous place because of being under staffed. If the federal level knew how much of a mess that place was they would cut off funds or bring federal reinforcement in there.
There was an officer that got stabbed in the eye the other day at the high max. I wouldnt go back there for anything in this world.
Maybe you're right. I worked night shift and remember coming into three long tables full of contraband (illegal materials such as knives, ect.) and getting chewed out like it was our fault. However, at this time they had two officers working night shift covering 4 cells. I still have contacts in the prison and know it is still severely understaffed. Not to mention the forced over time (lay over lists) without pay. Walter I'll probably be paying you a person visit tomorrow. I think its time some light gets shined on this very dark place.
I would like for all of us to meet up with Walter.. This could get interesting. Something you say may make me remember a specific thing that i may forget. Im all for it. Say when and i'll be there.
I still have contacts and the prison that have some pull and get info as soon as it happens.
They said that the GBI came there also. The DOC told the Deputy Warden of Security (R. Brooks) to pack his stuff and he was gone. Supposivly he is on the audit team. I always liked Brooks. He was a major when i was there. He ran a pretty tight ship from what i could tell.