criminal mind never sleeps. Working in an All Male Maximum-Security Prison for
25-YEARS, I Understand Why Prisons are FAILING.
STARTS WITH OUR JUDICIAL SYSTEM TURNING THESE INSTITUTIONS INTO PLAYGROUNDS FOR
CRIMINAL’S RIGHTS; SUPPORTING HARDCORE CRIMINALS, WHO THRIVE ON ACTING LIKE PSYCHOPATHIC
MONSTERS AND PREHISTORIC MAN EXISTING ALL OVER AGAIN.
will inform the mind and startle the soul. Crime and punishment in this country
is out of control. Many agree in, how lawmakers and prison bureaucrats are
controlling our modern prisons, and turning them into political arenas that
operate like a circus of shams and charades.
started building modern prisons in the 1800s, air, food and space was all that
the constitution called for when incarcerating criminals. The purpose of
building prisons was to punish criminals for their crimes and reform them to
live productive lives.
two-centuries in this country, we have been processing criminals in our
Judicial-System and building prisons to punish criminals. In addition, in all
that time, I am appalled, how lawmakers have not revised the system to correct
the lack of administrative and prisoner discipline. Nor impeach those who are
still contaminating our prison with flaws, embedding them with unthinking,
unknowing or corrupted officials and political bureaucrats.
politicians run for public office they want to impress taxpayers with solutions
to lower the deficit, stabilize taxes and protect public safety. I realize that
most politicians have never seen the inside of a prison and the ones who have
been were short visit and shown the best parts. It is appalling and a shameful
act, the way so many political officials come into office and start abusing
tax-dollars and the legal system by clamming, that closing prisons will lower
the deficit. When in fact; it will increases prison violence, spending and
State Prisons have deteriorated to their worst condition in the history of
these institutions. They have changed from operating with dignity and strong security
into a hellish nightmare where corruption is the norm. With the loss of
positive leadership in our prisons came the increase of prisoner’s power,
primarily caused by their ability to hide behind highly-defended “Civil
Rights”, which has now taken precedence above all else. These rights allowed
them to live without fear of strong retribution for their actions, thereby
leading to a breakdown in inmate behavior and resulting in riots, fights, and
physical and verbal abuse of prison workers.
rates are now at the highest point in prison history. Prison bureaucrats know
that approximately 70% and 80% of repeat felons’ including 90% of pedophiles
and sex-offenders are returning in one-to three-years committing the same
crimes, which is a sure sign of a failing prison system. Not to mention the
cost to keep one inmate incarcerated for one year is approximately $60,000
dollars of taxpayers’ money.
working in a maximum-security prison for almost three-decades, it is my firm
conviction that “The criminal mind never sleeps”. Our Justice System processes
so many criminals throughout the prison systems at taxpayers’ expense, and they
continue to rebel against the system while incarcerated, by violating prison
rules and regulations, breaking laws and committing more crimes.
taxpayers’ are spending billions dollars on our Justice System to fight crime
in this country, and approximately $50-billion dollars of that money is spend
on the Department of Corrections.
In 1966 when
I started working in the prison system, our prison security was intact and ran
well because administrators were in control. Three years later we started
getting a new breed of administrators from Central Office, (the main
headquarters for all prisons in the state) they were politically orientated,
inexperienced, arrogant and controlling. Their goals were plain and simple;
they worried more about pleasing their superiors and prisoner’s rights then
prison safety. That was the beginning of how our prisons went from good to bad
and ugly in the last several decades.
In today’s prisons,
the lack of prison security has diminished. The security correctional officers,
who were the backbone of the prison system, and with prisoner’s rights taking
precedence over all else, the security officers is now just a glorified
babysitters. Now prison staffs is forced
to move daily between freedom and captivity while walking a delicate line
between administrative politics and the threat of inmate violence.
I was a
vocational instructor working and supervising murderers, rapist, pedophiles,
and drug-pushers and mentally unstable prisoners. My vocational shop had dangerous
weapons in my trade tools, including shape knives, screwdrivers and machines.
The new administrators ignored security procedures and removed the security
officer from all the vocational shops, and tripled their workload to patrol
several shops a day, which left me without security for several hours. My
inmates wasted no time in becoming reckless and were highly a security risk.
These new administrators and prison security put me in life-threatening
situations. The inevitable happened. Several inmates begin making challenging
remarks to harm me. The leader of the gang kept violating prison rules and
regulations to impress other inmates. He was a mass-murderer serving
two-life-terms for killing several people.
written several misbehavior reports, while locking this inmate up many times. Prison
security leaders downplayed my reports out of fear for prisoner’s rights and
their superiors, to show fewer incidents. Within a month, the same inmate wrote
a threatening letter to security heads and the superintendent, quote. “Take me
out of Pecchio shop or there will be trouble” unquote. In addition, I was never
informed of the threaten letters by the inmate and the deputy superintendent
response, “How he would take care of it and never did.”
expected, this 280-pound muscular inmate charged me from behind and brutally
attacked me. With blood pouring down the side of my face where he hit me with a
closed fist, and then kept kicking me on the floor and picked me up bodily and
threw me hard up against a 600-pound steel machine; I hit it with such force it
moved. I then fell hard to the concrete floor next to my desk on a platform.
When he stopped punching me for a few seconds and turned towards the door, I
reached up with one arm and knocked the phone off the hook and that alerted
security. They rushed in and took control. The inmate was escorted to the
hospital and then to the guardhouse. In a few minutes, my boss and a guard
helped me over to the prison hospital where I was treated and then transported
to the outside hospital for further medical treatment. Several months passed I
was summoned to appear in a court jury trial. The inmate that attacked me
received a three-to-seven-years sentence, added to his two life terms. I
receive a medical disability, for the rest of my life. This traumatic
experience was openly, caused by a failing prison system.
IS TIME TO ACT AND I HOPE THE DIVERSITY OF MY TRUE, COMPELLING AND GRIPPING
STORIES WILL BE A POSITIVE INSTRUMENT IN PRISON REFORM.
MY WEBSITE www.johnpecchio.com AND READ MY TRUE COMPELLING AND GRIPPING
STORIE ABOUT WHAT GOES ON BEHIND THOSE PRISON WALLS. “HELL BEHIND PRISON WALLS” AND “THE DEVIL’S DEN OF PRISON AND JUSTICE” LOOK AT HOW PRISONS ARE STILL
FAILING WHILE TAXPAYERS ARE SUPPORTING THE HIGHEST INCARCERATION RATE IN PRISON
HISTORY. WE HAVE THE MOST SERIAL KILLER IN THE WORLD. ALONG WITH APPROXIMATELY
2.4 MILLION SCHIZOPHRENICS, WITH MANY BEING BORDERLINE CASES, WHO ARE MISING IN
WITH REPEAT FELONS AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, WHICH COMMIT MOST OF THE CRIME IN
THE UNITED STATES.
BY AUTHOR JOHN J. PECCHIO
God Bless the United
States of America,
and aspecial blessing,
to those brave men and women fighting