Monday, December 17, 2007

Storm Results

The cold front that came through here struck at 5:00 am Sunday. It consisted of rain and lots and lots of wind. In fact, the wind became a tornado and struck our local county jail.

The section of the jail it struck is considered one of those "temporary" buildings. It houses the Trustys. (by the way, this is not a typo, this is how Trusty is spelt at the jail) Those prisoners who are "trustworthy" enough to be allowed special privileges. Such as sleeping in a tent like structure, picking up road side trash, serving meals, etc. No one was injured, they were able to evacuate the 200+ individuals before it actually struck. Now the problem is where are they going to house them? Our jail is already really overcrowded. Several neighboring counties have offered to take them until some repairs can be done.

The power was also out at the jail and eastward across the county. One of the power companies was working really hard to restore the power. The jail was on backup generator.

The local news channel spent most of the day covering this story. They also spent a good deal of time announcing that visitation at the jail was suspended for the next few days.

How much do you want to bet that some of these prisoners will now file a grievance against the county and the jail because they did not get their visitation? How many are going to file grievances about the additional overcrowding conditions? I bet someone will even complain about not getting enough sleep Sunday morning due to the evacuation.

We US citizens give prisoners way too many rights!!

Oh and Pee Ess: It is a fucking cold here! In case you don't know, I don't like the cold, I am not happy in the cold! Shit, where are my gloves, I have to drive to work!!


Bluepaintred said...

OK the tornado the broken jail, power outage and over privileged prisoners sucks. but it IS NOT COLD IN FLORIDA


Not a Granny said...

blue-I'm a wimp! I admit it, I feel like my fingers are getting ready to snap off from the cold!

Tug said...

Our wind chill right now is 3.degrees. and I have to go outside & check in a truck.


Divalicious said...

It finally broke cold here too. God bless my fireplace.

I'm sure you're right about the bitch-fest fallout that will happen because of the tornado. It's a gimmme.

Mr. Fabulous said...

No one up there has any sympathy for us, do they?

I had to run the heater in my car for a little while this morning!

Hey, can't some of the trustys stay at your place?

Not a Granny said...

tug-I will let you have the floor here since the bedroom was already called!!

diva-a fireplace would be nice. Not A Grampy wants to put one outside, but what's the sense in that? I would have to go through the cold to get to it! LOL

Mr. Fab-I have the heat on in the house also!! If the trusty's stayed here it would be a violation of my probation for stalking bloggers.

ADW said...

Blah, Blah, Blah, cold, yadda, yadda. Try a foot of snow.

I do agree with you that we are too good toour prisoners. They are in jail for a reason.