There is the old question: Which came first the chicken or the egg? I guess my question is: Does it matter? I mean even with the egg prices, we still have both. Unfortunately, TCCO and MTC in all their wisdom has continued to prove that TCCC is nothing more than a prison with curtains. Oh wait, they don’t even have those. TCCC is a prison with no early release and no parole.
As I write this, Marsha McLane, Wayne Schmoker, and cronies on the TCCO Board prove that they run a prison. Newest to this “treatment” center is PRISON visitation rules.
Beginning February 4, 2023, TCCO/MTC is implementing new visitation rules. If visitors live less than 300 miles, you can only visit for TWO hours. That amounts to TEN hours on the road for a two hour visit. But wait there’s more: no food or drinks are allowed in visitation. If your visitors live more than 300 miles, you get 4 hours. FOUR hours without food or water. Wait, who are we punishing?
The reason stated for this change is to eliminate/reduce contraband entering the facility. I have news for you, McLane, Schmoker, and Board Cronies: YOUR STAFF brings in the contraband. Maybe they need to go without food and water during their shift and get stripped searched prior to shifts.
At every turn, this PRISON and these PRISON administrators confirm and reconfirm two things: THERE IS NO WAY OUT AND THIS IS PUNISHMENT WITHOUT CRIMES!
Tell me how a prison holding men with no crimes is not a violation of civil rights?? Explain how the following is not being violated???? HMMMM???
Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242 – Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law
This statute makes it a crime for any person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom to willfully deprive or cause to be deprived from any person those rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution and laws of the U.S.
This law further prohibits a person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation or custom to willfully subject or cause to be subjected any person to different punishments, pains, or penalties, than those prescribed for punishment of citizens on account of such person being an alien or by reason of his/her color or race.
Acts under “color of any law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the bounds or limits of their lawful authority, but also acts done without and beyond the bounds of their lawful authority; provided that, in order for unlawful acts of any official to be done under “color of any law,” the unlawful acts must be done while such official is purporting or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. This definition includes, in addition to law enforcement officials, individuals such as Mayors, Council persons, Judges, Nursing Home Proprietors, Security Guards, etc., persons who are bound by laws, statutes ordinances, or customs.
Punishment varies from a fine or imprisonment of up to one year, or both, and if bodily injury results or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire shall be fined or imprisoned up to ten years or both, and if death results, or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.