Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Report: State discriminated against disabled inmate

The Vermont Human Rights Commission has found that the state discriminated against a young man with mental health problems.

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14 comments :

  1. Wow. A violent sexual predator who received multiple beatings by fellow inmates, and who was himself violent and abusive, was segregated to protect himself and others, and this constitutes descrimination? This is so bizarre and twisted it's hard to know where to start! In summation: WTF!!!!!!!

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    1. He was abused himself...lets let you live his life for a day...you would commit suicide by the end of that day...loser.

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    2. "He was abused himself." The standard excuse used by liberals for every criminal to blame someone else for their own actions.

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    3. Loser? Hmm, let's see..I'm a veteran, a college graduate, I own a home, pay taxes, and oh yes, I NEVER RAPED ANYONE! Your pathetic and intellectually bankrupt response says a lot about you, however!

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  2. Bob Lombard7/7/16, 10:52 AM

    The guy wasn't going to survive in gen-pop. The prison's failure wasn't discrimination. More like inadequate medical treatment. Which would be a failure to discriminate.

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  3. So sad. Had the state not discriminated against this individual or placed him in a correctional facility it is highly that he would be making a successful run for president of the United States.

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    1. Philip Caron7/8/16, 9:51 AM

      Does being in a correctional facility absolutely disqualify him from the presidency? I've been wondering who to write in.

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    2. No. Eugene Debs ran for president from prison in the 20's.

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  4. This is someone, among many, whom our mental health system has failed. We became so progressive. Folks in Waterbury are still patting themselves on the back for downsizing the State Hospital, and closing the Brandon Training School. The ideal of integrating everyone with mental illness into our communities, has not worked for many. Mental illness is the root of many problems. It's been known for years that our prisons are warehousing many of these people. Many, if not most homeless people are suffering from some form of mental illness. On top of that services available to support clients in the community through designated mental health agencies are extremely limited. People are brought into the communities where the agency is, set up in apartments, and maybe get an hour or two with a worker per week. The rest of the time they are easy prey for drug dealers, and people who will exploit them, as many of these inhabit the same housing areas. This creates a burden on police, medical,and other community services. Our emergency rooms are now often housing people for days before a bed becomes available. Besides the cost of the ER, often police or trained crisis staff are needed to keep everyone safe. There were issues, and will be issues at any institution, but if they are managed well using best practices, and incorporate what we've learned through community based services, the issues could be minimized.

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    1. Stop with the bleeding heart liberal baloney. This guy is a violent pedophile who deserved to be incarcerated. Being violent he deserved to be separated from the rest of the prisoners to protect him and the other prisoners. Letting him play video games has given him something else to do now besides mutilating his own genitals. Good luck on remaking him into a productive member of society at taxpayer expense while continually lining the pockets of the "mental health experts". I am sure they immediately recognize this individual as a lifelong veritable "cash cow" for the subsidized mental health industry.

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    2. Philip Caron7/8/16, 6:18 PM

      4:52, Which are you saying, that mental illness doesn't exist, or that this person isn't mentally ill, or that you don't want to spend money on the problem? If the latter, than what would you recommend that would cost less?

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    3. Phil I am saying stop wasting taxpayer money on programs that do nothing meaningful. Yes there is mental illness and this individual may be mentally ill but he is also a violent criminal pedophile who is not going to get "fixed" by some taxpayer paid mental health "expert". Locking him up at least prevents him from preying on more children and destroying their lives forever and requiring many hours of taxpayer funded mental counseling for much of their lives. Don't worry about him. Some liberal judge will set him free someday to continue his pedophilia. Maybe you will be lucky enough to have him live next door to you some day.

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  5. First of all, a good 70% of inmates are mentally tortured (picked on) inside of SSCF. I've worked at SSCF for two years (2012-2014) and resigned because 85% of Correctional Officers have their way of torturing all inmates they deal with. It's cruel and illegal. None of you have the slightest clue what happens in that hidden facility. Pat Fennessey died because the CO's allowed it to happen. Christopher Sephert has been assaulted many times because the CO's allowed it to happen! If it's not documented, it never happened.....right Potanas?

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  6. We now live in one of the most corrupt, depraved cultures humanity has ever created. This case is just a symptom. The left and the right have conspired to create this problem. The left thought it inhumane to institutionalize the mentally ill. The right didn't want to pay for it. And so our streets and jails are filled with the mentally ill while the politicians point fingers. At best, mental health treatment involves little more than pumping people full of drugs and dumping them on the streets, only to be locked in prison when they go off. All in the name of greed and stupidity. Sleep well, America, sleep well.

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