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(Nola.com)   Incompetent sheriff, who was forced to hire someone to run his jail for him, demands the right to change the resulting "jail utopia" back into the drug fueled, violent hellhole it's supposed to be   (nola.com) divider line
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2020-05-27 10:55:35 PM  
What an asshole.
 
2020-05-27 11:03:01 PM  
That's it. Somebody get the lights.
 
2020-05-27 11:03:14 PM  
Sounds like this guy is trying to wrestle Joe Arpaios' mantle away from him.
 
2020-05-27 11:09:53 PM  
Cruelty is the point.
 
2020-05-27 11:11:07 PM  
The thing is that it "pays" for scum like him to run the old pay to get out of jail card.
 
2020-05-27 11:12:22 PM  
It's very simple in the eyes of someone like this. He wants to hurt people and he's supposed to be able to hurt criminals. It's like, half the point of the job. If you take away all of his socially discarded playthings, he'll have to go back to cutting up hookers in order to make himself hard.
 
2020-05-27 11:14:44 PM  
Just curious, what does it benefit him to run the jail?

Also lol at this:
Gusman claims that if he reaches near-total compliance, even a single burnt-out lightbulb could put him out of reach of fulfilling the consent decree because one paragraph requires inmates to be in lighted cells.

Replace them with LED's, walk through the building every once in a while. Swap them if they're dead. Job done.
 
2020-05-27 11:17:22 PM  

Bandito King: It's very simple in the eyes of someone like this. He wants to hurt people and he's supposed to be able to hurt criminals. It's like, half the point of the job. If you take away all of his socially discarded playthings, he'll have to go back to cutting up hookers in order to make himself hard.


If you know of a better way to maintain an erection I am all ears.
 
2020-05-27 11:17:23 PM  
But it's a science experiment!

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2020-05-27 11:17:38 PM  
You likely can't use LED bulbs in prison's they could do interesting things with the power electronics in the base.
 
2020-05-27 11:19:12 PM  

Toastee: You likely can't use LED bulbs in prison's they could do interesting things with the power electronics in the base.


You are talking out your ass
 
2020-05-27 11:19:46 PM  

Bandito King: It's very simple in the eyes of someone like this. He wants to hurt people and he's supposed to be able to hurt criminals. It's like, half the point of the job. If you take away all of his socially discarded playthings, he'll have to go back to cutting up hookers in order to make himself hard.


People get all pissy and record you when you beat a suspect to death in the streets
 
2020-05-27 11:21:27 PM  

Toastee: You likely can't use LED bulbs in prison's they could do interesting things with the power electronics in the base.


I am quite postive it is possible to design a hardened fixture that would work with LED's
 
2020-05-27 11:22:24 PM  
Anyone else have  problem with the phrase "jail utopia"?
 
2020-05-27 11:24:52 PM  
God is love!

/Haha
 
2020-05-27 11:25:23 PM  
why the fark does this man still have his job? fark. they're paying someone else to do it right. and this guy going for legal maneuvers, who is picking up the attorney tab? there has to be a lot of shady money hidden in here somewhere for this clown to want back in so bad. something is inspiring him.
 
2020-05-27 11:27:40 PM  

Toastee: You likely can't use LED bulbs in prison's they could do interesting things with the power electronics in the base.


Sounds like bullshiat but even if that were the case LEDs aren't defined by having electronics in a "base".

They're little diodes that take DC voltage and emit light. How you get that DC voltage to them is completely up to you, in the household it's easy to use "bulbs" with electronics.

If not having the transformer embedded in the unit you could just chuck an AC-DC transformer behind the light switch or wherever you want and use the same wiring as long as your electrician correctly followed the phase/neutral lines. In that event the "bulb" would literally just be a string of diodes and nothing else.

I'd be more worried about them smashing the glass on a light bulb and using it as a shiv than a plastic cover and a string of diodes.
 
2020-05-27 11:28:17 PM  
Gusman is a known turd.

/live here
 
2020-05-27 11:29:28 PM  
Buried at the very bottom of that article is probably the most important thing:

However, the sheriff counts one former monitor in his corner: [jail Compliance Director Darnley Hodge ] Hodge, the administrator who has been running the jail for the past two years.

Hodge said in an interview last week that he believes he's completed the task outlined for him in a 2016 court order, and also that the jail has fulfilled the consent decree.

"In my opinion, we're in substantial compliance with all of the consent decree, but that's just my opinion," he said.
 
2020-05-27 11:30:17 PM  

grimlock1972: Toastee: You likely can't use LED bulbs in prison's they could do interesting things with the power electronics in the base.

I am quite postive it is possible to design a hardened fixture that would work with LED's


I'm 100% certain they don't have to design a new fixture, just convert the current fixtures to LED.  Besides, the security part is a box surrounding the actual light fixture.
 
2020-05-27 11:31:01 PM  

Toastee: You likely can't use LED bulbs in prison's they could do interesting things with the power electronics in the base.


You mean like use less power?
 
2020-05-27 11:34:05 PM  

dickfreckle: Gusman is a known turd.

/live here


Another one of those "Louisiana" cajuns who have a Spanish last name who probably thinks he is French.

Like Martinez pronounced "Martanez"

Or Rodriguez  bastardized to "Road-reeg"

Fortunately they cannot change or mispronounce Sanchez.

I bet he has a tatt of Harry Lee on his ass.
 
2020-05-27 11:36:11 PM  

dyhchong: Just curious, what does it benefit him to run the jail?

Also lol at this:
Gusman claims that if he reaches near-total compliance, even a single burnt-out lightbulb could put him out of reach of fulfilling the consent decree because one paragraph requires inmates to be in lighted cells.

Replace them with LED's, walk through the building every once in a while. Swap them if they're dead. Job done.


But that costs money which will now never reach his pocket.
 
2020-05-27 11:38:01 PM  

dyhchong: Toastee: You likely can't use LED bulbs in prison's they could do interesting things with the power electronics in the base.

Sounds like bullshiat but even if that were the case LEDs aren't defined by having electronics in a "base".

They're little diodes that take DC voltage and emit light. How you get that DC voltage to them is completely up to you, in the household it's easy to use "bulbs" with electronics.

If not having the transformer embedded in the unit you could just chuck an AC-DC transformer behind the light switch or wherever you want and use the same wiring as long as your electrician correctly followed the phase/neutral lines. In that event the "bulb" would literally just be a string of diodes and nothing else.

I'd be more worried about them smashing the glass on a light bulb and using it as a shiv than a plastic cover and a string of diodes.


The entire electronics, and diodes are so small, they take up far less space than fluorescent electronics.  I've converted many fixtures.  I prefer to get bulbs that can work with, or without the ballast.  That way, I can just toss in the bulb.  If the ballast is bad, rip it out, direct wire the inner parts of the fixture, toss in LED bulb, done.  The current bulbs available means there's almost no work needed to convert things.  Everything necessary is inside the bulb, and amazing amount of space simply covered by plastic shield.  Changing out full fixture, LED fixtures are much lighter, since the AC/DC transformer is far smaller than any ballast, and a single string of diodes are just as bright as two fluorescent bulbs.
 
2020-05-27 11:42:12 PM  
Someone correct me if wrong.  But it sounds like this guy is PO cause the order he under means the jail has to run above what the min requirements are for running a jail.  And to him giving anything above that is wrong?
 
2020-05-27 11:46:02 PM  
I suggest four years of local operations with Federal oversight. Monthly inspection with a takeback clause until that 48 months review
 
2020-05-27 11:49:24 PM  

lack of warmth: dyhchong: Toastee: You likely can't use LED bulbs in prison's they could do interesting things with the power electronics in the base.

Sounds like bullshiat but even if that were the case LEDs aren't defined by having electronics in a "base".

They're little diodes that take DC voltage and emit light. How you get that DC voltage to them is completely up to you, in the household it's easy to use "bulbs" with electronics.

If not having the transformer embedded in the unit you could just chuck an AC-DC transformer behind the light switch or wherever you want and use the same wiring as long as your electrician correctly followed the phase/neutral lines. In that event the "bulb" would literally just be a string of diodes and nothing else.

I'd be more worried about them smashing the glass on a light bulb and using it as a shiv than a plastic cover and a string of diodes.

The entire electronics, and diodes are so small, they take up far less space than fluorescent electronics.  I've converted many fixtures.  I prefer to get bulbs that can work with, or without the ballast.  That way, I can just toss in the bulb.  If the ballast is bad, rip it out, direct wire the inner parts of the fixture, toss in LED bulb, done.  The current bulbs available means there's almost no work needed to convert things.  Everything necessary is inside the bulb, and amazing amount of space simply covered by plastic shield.  Changing out full fixture, LED fixtures are much lighter, since the AC/DC transformer is far smaller than any ballast, and a single string of diodes are just as bright as two fluorescent bulbs.

A broken fluorescent tube is a far scarier shiv than a broken incandescent bulb. Phosphor powder is not something you want to get in your bloodstream.
 
2020-05-27 11:52:38 PM  

theflatline: dickfreckle: Gusman is a known turd.

/live here

Another one of those "Louisiana" cajuns who have a Spanish last name who probably thinks he is French.

Like Martinez pronounced "Martanez"

Or Rodriguez  bastardized to "Road-reeg"

Fortunately they cannot change or mispronounce Sanchez.

I bet he has a tatt of Harry Lee on his ass.


That's "sahn-SHAYZ", monsoor gooh-MOH.
 
2020-05-27 11:54:09 PM  

jumac: Someone correct me if wrong.  But it sounds like this guy is PO cause the order he under means the jail has to run above what the min requirements are for running a jail.  And to him giving anything above that is wrong?


I'm getting that vibe too.  I guess for every ounce of above standard minimum is making jail too nice and cozy for inmates.  I bet if they lower the standards to Civil War POW camps, he would be all over it.  Look up Civil War POW camps if you want to see horrible conditions.  Makes all current prisons and jails look like staying at the Hilton.  And that makes this idiot mad.
 
2020-05-27 11:57:16 PM  

COMALite J: A broken fluorescent tube is a far scarier shiv than a broken incandescent bulb. Phosphor powder is not something you want to get in your bloodstream.


And which is why security boxes have been placed around light fixtures in jails since the invention of the light bulb.  Switching to LED is really super easy, and a big money saver since the lights are on most of the time.

Funny enough, I have similar, if not the same security light boxes at my work.  It keeps the kids from breaking the lights with hockey sticks.  They hold up really well.
 
2020-05-28 12:12:18 AM  
Mouse Utopia Experiment That Predicted Human Extinction
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2020-05-28 12:12:34 AM  
The last time my county voted for a new reeve, one of the contenders called deescalation a failed social experiment.  One guess what his party affiliation was.  I'm actually surprised he lost with his pro-escalation platform.
 
2020-05-28 12:21:37 AM  

Archie Goodwin: Sounds like this guy is trying to wrestle Joe Arpaios' mantle away from him.


Hate to disappoint you, but lots of Southern sheriffs are far worse than Arpaio, just quieter about it.  In much of the south, and maybe other parts of the country as well, sheriffs get to personally profit from running the jails, often by being in charge of the food budget and being able to keep any budgeted money they don't spend, and there's a wide range of other graft and corruption available if you keep your mouth shut.  And southern jails have been far more a continuation of slavery than even northern jails.
 
2020-05-28 12:31:24 AM  

billstewart: Archie Goodwin: Sounds like this guy is trying to wrestle Joe Arpaios' mantle away from him.

Hate to disappoint you, but lots of Southern sheriffs are far worse than Arpaio, just quieter about it.  In much of the south, and maybe other parts of the country as well, sheriffs get to personally profit from running the jails, often by being in charge of the food budget and being able to keep any budgeted money they don't spend, and there's a wide range of other graft and corruption available if you keep your mouth shut.  And southern jails have been far more a continuation of slavery than even northern jails.


That. Hell, ol' Joe was absolutely proud to show off his idea of correctional nirvana to any camera or microphone that even glanced in his direction.
 
2020-05-28 12:46:51 AM  

Yomoxu: Buried at the very bottom of that article is probably the most important thing:

However, the sheriff counts one former monitor in his corner: [jail Compliance Director Darnley Hodge ] Hodge, the administrator who has been running the jail for the past two years.

Hodge said in an interview last week that he believes he's completed the task outlined for him in a 2016 court order, and also that the jail has fulfilled the consent decree.

"In my opinion, we're in substantial compliance with all of the consent decree, but that's just my opinion," he said.


For the jail that was taken away from Gussman.  The new one he runs is a farking mess, which is likely the main reason people don't want him getting the old one back.
 
2020-05-28 1:40:48 AM  

theflatline: dickfreckle: Gusman is a known turd.

/live here

Another one of those "Louisiana" cajuns who have a Spanish last name who probably thinks he is French.

Like Martinez pronounced "Martanez"

Or Rodriguez  bastardized to "Road-reeg"

Fortunately they cannot change or mispronounce Sanchez.

I bet he has a tatt of Harry Lee on his ass.


My mother lives in a Georgia town called Martinez. But everyone there calls it "Martin-ez."

I also know a guy who goes with "Rod-dreeg," as you mentioned.
 
2020-05-28 1:47:33 AM  

grimlock1972: Toastee: You likely can't use LED bulbs in prison's they could do interesting things with the power electronics in the base.

I am quite postive it is possible to design a hardened fixture that would work with LED's


Recessed hard clear plastic set along floors/walls.
 
2020-05-28 2:27:08 AM  

billstewart: Archie Goodwin: Sounds like this guy is trying to wrestle Joe Arpaios' mantle away from him.

Hate to disappoint you, but lots of Southern sheriffs are far worse than Arpaio, just quieter about it.  In much of the south, and maybe other parts of the country as well, sheriffs get to personally profit from running the jails, often by being in charge of the food budget and being able to keep any budgeted money they don't spend, and there's a wide range of other graft and corruption available if you keep your mouth shut.  And southern jails have been far more a continuation of slavery than even northern jails.


Yep, definitely Southerners. That's why damn near all of the police brutality comes from large northern cities...

...oh wait
 
2020-05-28 3:21:13 AM  

Phionix: Anyone else have  problem with the phrase "jail utopia"?


I prefer jailtopia, though that raises the risk of inspiring lots and lots of prison nazi fetish porn involving furies.
 
2020-05-28 5:20:20 AM  
You could not pay me to live in Louisiana

/black
//male
///trois
 
2020-05-28 5:27:56 AM  
"U.S. District Judge Lance Africk..."

These corrupt far right wingers really HATE Africk-an Americans, don't they?
 
2020-05-28 8:41:54 AM  

sinko swimo: why the fark does this man still have his job? fark. they're paying someone else to do it right. and this guy going for legal maneuvers, who is picking up the attorney tab? there has to be a lot of shady money hidden in here somewhere for this clown to want back in so bad. something is inspiring him.


Well since he was probably elected on a tough on crime and a man of the people platform he is probably a raving moron that wants to just smash any problem instead of finding a decent solution. He probably wants to find a way to siphon off money from the prison to his on accounts. But god forbid he ever gats accused of a crime then he will talk about how unfair the justice system is and cry his eyes out about it.
 
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