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Dec 14, 2017

Guard is Terminated, Prison Policies Outlined

Virgilio Murillo

What about claims that the guard on duty ignored the plea for help after the first incident happened?  We asked him if there was negligence on the part of the guard to whom it was reported first.  C.E.O. Murillo says that there are a number of systems in place, apart from the guard on duty that the alleged victim could have used to report the alleged incident.  He explains what transpired once the report of the second incident reached his office.  That guard on duty has since been terminated.

 

Virgilio Murillo, C.E.O., Kolbe Foundation

“With respect to the neglect of the officer, I got the report from the inmate because I personally spoke to the inmate that morning when we heard about it and he made that ascertain; he told the officer when the thing had happened the first time and the officer did nothing. I have terminated that officer. Well, I terminated that officer at once and maybe not necessarily for that one particular incident, but because it was an officer who we had received previous reports that he may have been carefree about his job and in this place you cannot be carefree.    What strikes me, as I delve deeper into this whole situation, the young man made a confession to the medical doctor when he was being examined on the twenty-ninth and even to our intelligence unit, that three days after, because it was three of them occupying the cell at one point, and when the other guy was discharged from the cell, three days after the alleged perpetrator started masturbating in front of him and he did it for three days thereabout and this strikes me because why didn’t he sound the alarm from then.  We have good systems in place where the victim, if he was assaulted on the twenty-fifth like he claimed he was, there are all sorts of mechanisms in place he could have used to get that story out. Like I said, we have an inmate advisory committee and that committee is made up of inmates that look after the concerns of fellow inmates. And they visit these buildings, I think, almost every day and they go and take their concerns. If they have a medical issues, welfare issues, family issues, abuse or perceived abuse taking place on them on the part of my staff – they can report it to these guys. And I meet with these guys every other Tuesday, so we can talk about the things that affect prisoners. So, there are all sorts of mechanisms in place where this thing could have been – there are patrols by the quick response team, regular patrols; as a matter of fact I have a whole print out that showed me they were on patrols almost every two hours and half thereabouts. The team leader or the person in charge of the team for the day pretty much visits, not every day but he makes two or three visits for the entire tour of duty. So, I don’t know why any of these avenues were not used.”

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1 Response for “Guard is Terminated, Prison Policies Outlined”

  1. Marwaione says:

    Very good system in place. More checks like this should be in place with government officials.

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