Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – April 16, 2014

by Steven Dybvad

Every day, we porters in this block do our jobs on time and we do them well for the most part. Today the Sgt. decided to come in the block; making threats of handing out behavior tickets to any of the porters he didn’t see doing their job immediately. These kinds of threats don’t sit with me well, this is a total misuse of power and it just shows the complete lack of respect that many of the staff here have for inmates. Often we are treated as if we’re not even human. The prison supposedly has a yearly audit today, which is why the sgt. was yelling and threatening, if the unit gets a bad score, then it falls back on him. Ask yourself, does that sound like an excuse to yell and threaten inmates who have done nothing wrong? For us, this is just another day, we’ll all be doing the same thing we did yesterday and that includes our porter jobs.

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