Welcome to the Prison Talk Online Community! Take a Minute and Sign Up Today!






Go Back   Prison Talk > FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS > General Prison Talk
Register Entertainment FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

General Prison Talk Does your issue not fit into another forum? Post it here. Find support, answers and assistance.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-06-2017, 10:11 AM
MrsPriss528 MrsPriss528 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Ohio
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Default Former CO arrested-- Will I do time at that facility?

I was a corrections officer until I was let go for having a relationship with a inmate. I was arrested and officially charged. If prison time how and where? I worked in a female prison and being a 34 year old woman what are the chances of doing time where I worked at? I have no ties to the prison other than work acquaintances and there was nothing beyond work with any employee

Last edited by David; 03-06-2017 at 04:30 PM..
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 03-06-2017, 10:44 AM
WaitingWilkes WaitingWilkes is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Tennessee, USA
Posts: 930
Thanks: 521
Thanked 665 Times in 387 Posts
Default

Your wisest action at this point would be to retain counsel if you haven't already. S/he can provide advice on sentencing and other issues that are sure to come up.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-06-2017, 11:07 AM
maytayah's Avatar
maytayah maytayah is online now
Lil British Site Moderator

Staff Superstar Winner PTO Site Moderator 

 

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: England Uk
Posts: 4,745
Thanks: 4,404
Thanked 6,124 Times in 2,791 Posts
Default

Hi you need to get some legal advice. If you do serve prison time I wouldn't think they would send you to the place where you worked and have former colleagues.
__________________
"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again." Nelson Mandela.

Who cares what they say about us? Because when I am with you I am standing with an army
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-06-2017, 04:16 PM
missingdee's Avatar
missingdee missingdee is offline
She's Home! Moderator

PTO Moderator 

 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Metro Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posts: 2,475
Thanks: 2,690
Thanked 3,527 Times in 1,515 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsPriss528 View Post
I wass a corrections officer until I was let go for having a relationship with a inmate I wass arrested and officially charged if prison time how and wheree I worked in a female prison and being a 34 year old woman what are the chances of doing time where I worked at? I have no ties to the prison other than work acquaintances and there was nothing beyond work with any employee
Okay, first, you need to make sure that you've retained counsel or had the Public Defender appointed to represent you.

Also I'd say your chances of doing time where you used to work are slim. Chances are that they will have to house the inmate you were involved with separately from you, and they're probably also going to not want you around co-workers. So unless where you worked is the only female prison in the state, and even then there may be some deal they have worked out with the Feds, a neighboring state, a County jail, etc. for sensitive cases where housing an inmate would cause a conflict of interest of some sort, then chances are you can expect to be housed somewhere else in the system.

Good luck to you.

-E
__________________
The Colorblind Moderator (I'm not even going to try to use green down here, I'll embarass myself! LOL!) Currently assisting in all forums and actively monitoring Wives and Girlfriends in Prison and the California forums.

#ByeCDCR #TimesUp #HomeForChristmas
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-06-2017, 04:28 PM
David's Avatar
David David is offline
Fed-X is Back!

Staff Superstar Award 

Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 20,800
Thanks: 3,227
Thanked 7,598 Times in 1,553 Posts
Default

Unless there is only one prison that you would qualify for (and probably not even then), the chances they'd send you to an institution you formally worked are very slim, I would think, for the obvious reasons = you might have "friends" still working there and the DOC wouldn't want to chance that anyone would introduce contraband for you.. Pass information... Play favorites, etc.. Not to mention, how some inmates see CO's... There is just too much risk involved with having an ex corrections officer serving time on a yard / in a prison they once worked.

As everyone else has recommended.. It's always good to consult counsel on this, thou you are more than welcome to ask us here as well.

If this is your first criminal case (must be, if you were a CO), and it was consensual between you and the inmate, you could very well be looking at some form of probation.. I've seen that happen a lot over the years. IF you did have to serve some time, they might have you do it in a contract jail or facility.
__________________
"Too often ... people enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought" - Leapfrog

Last edited by David; 03-06-2017 at 05:12 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-06-2017, 04:52 PM
MrsPriss528 MrsPriss528 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Ohio
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Thank you all I have already got a lawyer but haven't had the opportunity to discuss anything other than the charges that are now against me
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MrsPriss528 For This Useful Post:
fbopnomore (03-07-2017)
  #7  
Old 03-06-2017, 04:52 PM
yourself yourself is offline
attorney
 

Join Date: May 2010
Location: around
Posts: 11,238
Thanks: 3,898
Thanked 19,287 Times in 6,972 Posts
Default

They won't house you in the prison where you worked. You are a security threat. Even if there is only one women's prison in your state, they will transfer you to another state where you are not a security threat, where you don't know the intimates of the facility, where the inmates won't target you because you were a CO. There are inmates transferred from one system to another all the time because of security issues. It is a, "no other choice" issue, but it happens a lot.

You've jumped right to your prison sentence, as if the trial has happened and based on your sentencing report, the judge is sentencing you to prison. Stop. Quit "doom and gloom"-ing up the works. There's a lot of distance to go before then. There's a lot that can happen other than a prison sentence. So, stop. You are doing yourself no favors.

Instead, put your efforts into listening to your attorney. You've been arrested - always have counsel with you should you get questioned (you should have done this long ago, and used the services of the Corrections Officers Union, both to have a representative with you and to help you find counsel. You should have never given a statement without the assistance of counsel representing you. But, whatever. We get clients who've confessed multiple times over all the time). Listen to your attorney. Do nothing with LE, including friends from the job, without your attorney. Seriously - let's not dig the hole so deep that there's no way out.

Then, keep living your life. The system is slow. There's a lot of time between now and the resolution of the case. Live your life. Should you decide to take a deal, make sure your real life is taken care of for the hiatus of prison. Do not mentally put yourself in prison before you're sentenced. There's a long way to go between now and sentencing, a lot of factors to juggle, a lot of motions to file, and you need to keep prison out of your head.

Like I said, don't put your mind in prison before you're sentenced. The system may (note, MAY, not will, but MAY) place your body in prison, but you do not have to give the system any more of your time or your brain power.
Reply With Quote
The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to yourself For This Useful Post:
char_hart80 (03-20-2017), David (03-06-2017), fbopnomore (03-07-2017), fiat_nox (03-07-2017), Keltria (03-08-2017), maytayah (03-07-2017), Minor activist (03-06-2017), missingdee (03-06-2017), onparoleinTO (03-07-2017), seahag (03-19-2017), sidewalker (03-06-2017), taninLA (03-15-2017)
  #8  
Old 03-06-2017, 08:11 PM
CenTexLyn CenTexLyn is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: TX-US
Posts: 13,823
Thanks: 471
Thanked 9,464 Times in 5,378 Posts
Default

As noted, IF it came to pen time being imposed, it would not be at a facility where the former CO worked. If push comes to shove and that was the only one in the State that housed females, then, as noted, a transfer would be effected and custody would occur in a different jurisdiction.

Further, it is not always just being limited on facilities...sometimes just the nature of the position someone held is enough to require the transfer. In the early 1990's, we had a warden here in Texas who was sentenced. Nash did his sentence in the State of Florida, spending all of about a half-hour in TDCJ facilities...he was processed in long enough to be placed in a TDCJ vehicle and transported to Florida.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to CenTexLyn For This Useful Post:
David (03-07-2017), missingdee (03-06-2017)
  #9  
Old 03-06-2017, 08:33 PM
NellaDeaux NellaDeaux is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Massachusetts, US
Posts: 30
Thanks: 17
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Default

I imagine that the state would prefer to not send a former CO to a facility they previously worked at for many reasons. Firstly, that the person considered to be the "victim" resides there. Secondly, because of possible violence towards you by inmates for having been in an authoritative position to punish them for misconduct while employed there. Lastly, but furthest from least, placing you in that exact facility would be a huge security concern for the DOC with escapes, shakedowns and contraband introduction.

I honestly don't think you need to worry about being sent to your previous place of employment. IMO
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-06-2017, 09:25 PM
Ib1/2's Avatar
Ib1/2 Ib1/2 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: TN
Posts: 71
Thanks: 2
Thanked 50 Times in 29 Posts
Default

Most likely you will not be at the prison you worked at. Reason being, you are a liability where your life could be in harms way as a sex offender-no matter female/male, male/female, male/male, or female/female AND as a staff member. I pray you will make it these next few months... Prison is a world that cannot be defined!! Hugz
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-07-2017, 11:36 AM
Scott's Avatar
Scott Scott is offline
Lifecoach
Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,362
Thanks: 3,096
Thanked 2,820 Times in 1,180 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsPriss528 View Post
I was a corrections officer until I was let go for having a relationship with a inmate. I was arrested and officially charged. If prison time how and where? I worked in a female prison and being a 34 year old woman what are the chances of doing time where I worked at? I have no ties to the prison other than work acquaintances and there was nothing beyond work with any employee
You will not be housed at a prison where you formally worked. You know information about the layout of the prison, operational details and presumably about various procedures and protocols which would make you a security risk there.
__________________
Trying God's Patience since 1955
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Scott For This Useful Post:
jadah (03-07-2017)
  #12  
Old 03-20-2017, 04:38 PM
uadialej uadialej is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Maryland, United States
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

There is just too much risk involved with having an ex corrections officer serving time on a yard / in a prison they once worked.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-20-2017, 08:38 PM
CenTexLyn CenTexLyn is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: TX-US
Posts: 13,823
Thanks: 471
Thanked 9,464 Times in 5,378 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott View Post
You will not be housed at a prison where you formally worked. You know information about the layout of the prison, operational details and presumably about various procedures and protocols which would make you a security risk there.
Procedural knowledge is not a factor here...most agencies have basic operational procedures that are consistent from unit to unit. Count times might be different but will still be consistent. Ditto chain operations and feeding operations. Ditto shift changes. Ditto gate operation for staff coming and going.

There are, for example, units here in Texas that I never worked on but I could go in now, close to 20 years since leaving State employment and STILL find my way around unescorted even without having ever been on THAT facility.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-20-2017, 10:04 PM
Osugirl Osugirl is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Ohio USA
Posts: 138
Thanks: 250
Thanked 109 Times in 63 Posts
Default

Ohio is tough on ex CO's who have relationships with inmates and I'm not trying to scare you. As you know there are only 2 female prisons here in Ohio. I have 2 friends that worked at maryville and they both are serving their time at Dayton. They were told they would never end up at maryville because that's where they worked and it's safety issues.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Osugirl For This Useful Post:
Dobbie_Elf (03-21-2017)
  #15  
Old 03-21-2017, 10:09 AM
snowblind's Avatar
snowblind snowblind is offline
Blueyes
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 888
Thanks: 142
Thanked 465 Times in 289 Posts
Default

My niece took drugs in to the prison to her boyfriend and never served any prison time... So, I agree. Quit the doom and gloom. You may have to serve probation and not prison time. Pray!! God is in charge.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-21-2017, 11:36 AM
Dobbie_Elf Dobbie_Elf is offline
Banned
 

Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Reality of a Female Felon
Posts: 221
Thanks: 322
Thanked 170 Times in 102 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsPriss528 View Post
I was a corrections officer until I was let go for having a relationship with a inmate. I was arrested and officially charged. If prison time how and where? I worked in a female prison and being a 34 year old woman what are the chances of doing time where I worked at? I have no ties to the prison other than work acquaintances and there was nothing beyond work with any employee
Wouldn't you know that better than us?. I mean YOU had to have heard gossip of other co's who've done this.
And if you go to prison or jail I'm SURE you will be put in a sensitive needs/protected area. To many women will be ready to fight with you especially if you co'd at any places(s) they've been. But this is just my own opinion.
Oh wow, I just noticed that you're in Ohio,same as me....
Ohio IS tough on c.o.'s as someone else mentioned. Think about why, with that i'll leave this thread.

Last edited by Dobbie_Elf; 03-21-2017 at 11:49 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-21-2017, 04:14 PM
MrsPriss528 MrsPriss528 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Ohio
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Thank you all for your answer and to say I have heard gossip and speculations but never knew anyone personally to get into any trouble for it so I asked the question yes I may have had the answer in my head but it never hurts to ask
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to MrsPriss528 For This Useful Post:
David (03-21-2017), Osugirl (03-21-2017), Skye2 (04-03-2017)
  #18  
Old 03-21-2017, 06:39 PM
David's Avatar
David David is offline
Fed-X is Back!

Staff Superstar Award 

Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 20,800
Thanks: 3,227
Thanked 7,598 Times in 1,553 Posts
Default

Absolutely doesn't hurt... If you have any other questions as this progresses, please don't hesitate to ask those either.
__________________
"Too often ... people enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought" - Leapfrog
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to David For This Useful Post:
Skye2 (04-03-2017)
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another time...son arrested again. Subie24 Parents with Children in Prison 30 05-18-2014 04:11 PM
First Time Arrested in Alabama -- HELP. firsttrouble11 Alabama General Prison Talk, Introductions & Chit Chat 4 03-01-2011 05:00 PM
When is the first time you were arrested? Melissaisme23 Straight Talk 4 12-29-2009 10:02 AM
Jailer Arrested @holmes-humphrey's Regional Correctional Facility chickletone Mississippi Prison & Criminal Justice News & Events 2 03-19-2008 08:20 AM
Plainfield Correctional Facility Employee Arrested Wingy Indiana Prison & Criminal Justice News & Events 4 05-17-2005 05:24 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:29 PM.
Copyright © 2001- 2017 Prison Talk Online
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Website Design & Custom vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media
Message Board Statistics