Guards made inmates lick toilets clean


TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) -- Prosecutors issued arrest warrants Tuesday for eight former prison employees accused of abusing inmates, including forcing some to clean toilets with their tongues.
The eight were among 13 prison employees who had already been fired from the 605-inmate medium and minimum security wards at the Hendry Correctional Institution in the Everglades.
The previous warden and an assistant warden resigned, and three others were reassigned after an inmate was beaten and choked by guards in March.
State prisons chief Jim McDonough said the warrants include charges of battery and failing to report inmate abuse against former guards William Thiessen, Phillip Barger and Randy Hazen, Gabriel Cotilla, Kevin Filipowicz, Ruben Ibarra and Stephen Whitney. Fired guard James Brown was charged with grand theft.
Some inmates were given choices of eating their food off the floor or providing sexual favors to guards, McDonough said.
"We had cases where inmates were compelled under threat of force to clean a commode with their tongues," McDonough said. "These were improper, illegal heinous and despicable acts and it was done apparently in an organized and conspiratorial fashion."
McDonough said the FBI and the U.S. attorney were also looking into civil rights violations.
None of the eight men could immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.
Thiessen, Barger, Hazen and Whitney's phone numbers were unlisted. Nobody answered at a number under Ibarra's name. A number listed under Cotilla's name was connected to a fax machine, and there was not enough information to locate a number for Brown, who has a common name.
It was not known Tuesday whether any of the men had hired attorneys.
Copyright 2007 The Associated Press (external - login to view).
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Oh I am so sick of this sick, sick world! God almighty, what is this world coming to?
Guess crime doesn't pay so well all the time, eh?
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Je ne parle pas Francais.

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Je ne parle pas Francais.

Things that make you go, Hmmmm.


French eh??? Is that what that was??? I think it's Spanish or something.
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Guess crime doesn't pay so well all the time, eh?

What the hell is wrong with you? How can this be funny? What if it was you, or a friend or relative?

Or should anybody convicted of a crime be raped and clean their toilet with their tongue?


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