Once again you place inccurate labels on
But regarding your point, consider this:
helpful would it be, from an investors point of view, to
have all the problems in the public sector aired here?
Sure, I could easily post all the negative from the
public sector, but what would that accomplish? The
public sector operates about 93% of all prisons and
I don't post the stories to drive the stock price
up or down. I don't believe this board is that
influential. However, I firmly believe that most investors
would like to know what is being said about the
companies in which they invest. We already get the "good"
news from the companies and it amazes me that there
are a few hostile posters attacking me for providing
them and the rest of the board with info.
are obviously much more involved with these companies
than being mere shareholders.
Again, how would
having additional knowledge about the problems of a
public prison assist those on this board looking for
I would concede to you that public prison problems
could provide FUTURE opportunities for private prison
expansion. Unfortunately, the current bed vacancies many
companies experiencing present a much more immediate
If you like, I would be happy to flood this board
with stories about public prisons, but I don't see
what benefit those stories would provide.
I am glad that you
acknowledge that if you reported negative reports of what is
happening in the public sector you would "flood this board"
I have no problem with you
reporting what is happening in the private sector. I worked
in the industry for 42 years and know it well.
However, many of the investors on this board have little
on no experience with prisons. They are investing to
Some become paniced when they see
negative reports about the company they invest in. Not
having an awareness of what is happening in the public
sector they have nothing to compare the negative report
of a private prison to. Consequently, there is a
tendency to think the private sector is "quickly going to
hell in hand basket" and begin dumping their shares
which drives the price down. This just makes the unions
Mcprison, you and I both know that what is happening in the
privatge sector is also happening in the public sector.
Prisons are prisons regarding who is operating them. They
all have inmates. Inmates are not boy scouts, they
are criminals. Criminals who get locked up join gangs
or ethic groups for protection and power. Belongings
to these groups demands that they pay their dues to
the group. Unfortuately, the dues they have to pay is
to war with the other groups and staff. This creates
negative news. In addition to that, some staff members are
unethical and their behavior creates negative news.
Mcprison, you and I both know that the biggest sorce of
drugs in the public prisons comes from staff members
smuggling it into the inmates.
Just to be fair to
those who follow this board, CXW board, and CRN board,
I think that for every negative post you make
regarding the private sector you post one of the many
negative things that happen daily in public sector. That
way the investors, Corporate staff, stock analyst and
employees of both the private and public sectors who read
these boards can have something to make comparions
with. Sounds fair to me.
Mcprison, you and I
both know that what you have been reporting is quite
common in both sectors.
By the way, about three
times in past posts I have asked are indicted you are a
public prison union memeber. You have never denied it.
Let me ask again.
To answer your question, no I am
The Associated Press State & Local
December 14, 2000, Thursday, BC cycle
6:29 AM Eastern Time
SECTION: State and
LENGTH: 688 words
inmates escape from South Texas prison
Seven heavily armed
inmates who raided a guard tower at a South Texas prison
their escape were sought Thursday by search teams using
tracking dogs to scour area
a cache of weapons and ammunition stolen from the
tower, the inmates took
two guards hostage at the
back gate of the Connally Unit and tied them up before
The prison is about two miles south of
Kenedy, about 50 miles southeast of San Antonio.
About 200 correctional officers - some with tracking
dogs, some on horseback -
searched nearby fields for
the seven inmates, including two San Antonio-area
murderers believed to be armed with 14 .357 Magnum pistols
with 238 rounds of
isn't going too well yet," Maj. William Daniels said
early Thursday. "We're
searching through hundreds of
acres. The officers have been out there all night."
He said the search was earlier assisted by
helicopters from the Texas Department of
Larry Todd, a spokesman for the Texas Department of
Criminal Justice, said the inmates
took 11 employees
and three other inmates at the prison hostage in the
Two employees were hospitalized in
Beeville late Wednesday with head injuries that
The inmates, who had
worked as trusties in the shop inside the prison, made
in a stolen pickup about 2 p.m
Wednesday. The white pickup was found at a Wal-Mart
Kenedy later in the day.
"We think this is a
well-planned and well-executed escape that may have been
consideration by some of the inmates for several weeks," Todd
The agency identified the escaped
convicts as Joseph Garcia, Michael Rodriguez,
Halprin, Donald Newbury, Larry Harper, George Rivas and
Patrick Murphy Jr. Garcia, 29,
was serving 50 years
for murder in the San Antonio area and Rodriguez, 38,
was serving a
life sentence for capital murder,
also out of Bexar County.
The other employees
working in the maintenance shop with the inmates suffered
injuries and were treated and released. They were
questioned by internal affairs officers to
in the search.
i quess you just dont get it. You are just like
gore. You stand up on your soapbox like you are some
kind of public servant. You know nothing about the
industry, you can tell that by your weak attempt to talk
shop. You run around on cxw , crn, and whc like you are
so concerned. You are and will always be a scared
dishonest union waterboy that cannot accept change. Yes i
work in the industry of corrections and i applaude you
for the one positive post you put on the cxw board.
Just be honest about who you are. Dont attempt to be
something your not. But i am glad other users are calling
you out as well. Go away.