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  • Government Name: Tewhan Butler
  • Register Number: 26852-050
  • Age:34
  • Time Served:11 years
  • Home Town:East Orange, NJ
  • Sentence:30 yrs.
  • Current Charge:RICO
  • Alias:Massacre
  • Release Date:2029
  • Prison Affiliation:Blood (Double ii/QSBG)
  • Circle of Influence:D Jay, Eleven, Marco Miguel, King David, Mike Loc, Ox-Splish, V-Bone, K.O.
  • Institution:Special Management Unit at USP Lewisburg
  • Here, my life behind bars offers understanding for those of you who venture into ‘the life’ with no understanding of its consequences: the adversity, the obstacles and the journey one must travel alone when the gavel is slammed, your cell is locked and the lights go out.

Inmate Reaction To Killing Of Corrections Officer At USP Canaan

A lot of things transpire between inmate and C.O. as a result blatant disrespect. Just two days ago, I was locked up and going through a normal search, which I had no problem with, when the C.O. demanded that I take my boots off outside. Looking at the bigger picture and not wanting to allow them to trap me off, I complied and began taking off my boots, one boot at a time, and handing them to the C.O.

When done searching my last boot, he removes the insole of my shoe, then throws my boot in a different direction and commands me to pick them up. This was in no way a possibility for me, as I am nobody’s “lil boy”. My refusal landed me in the hole. As you can see I’m out, but I ask- Do you honestly believe the blatant disrespect was warranted? Absolutely not! But we prisoners have nobody to turn to. We can only suck it up and move on, or allow the mental games to be played and find ourselves in more of a situation. This is in no way to say that what transpired at USP Canaan in Pennsylvania and resulted in the death of a corrections officer and Bureau of Prisons employee on Monday was justified. I’m just saying some of these corrections officers lack serious professional skills.

  • keiramartins

    A county jail inmate search can quickly be done at the county prison office.

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  • disqus_eBTj9377ND

    People think that inmates are not people . Some people made one bad choice in life, that does not mean that they should not be treated with respect. We all make mistakes some worse then others , and some people get away with it. Some do not and have to pay That is fine, but don.t loose the thinking that we are all human beings and children of God. I know we will never be told what really happened, and the Co’s death is a tragedy, but we are entitled as parents, grandparents, and family of men that are in Cannan to be told the truth. I know we won’t be because that is the way our Federall Government works.

  • Just saying123

    It is sad there are some inmates who are inside simply because of a bad decision made for good reason. I say this because I know of an inmate who is there because he was deported and later found out that his wife had a brain tumor and she was alone with their four young children he tried to come back and was found alone in the desert with a fractured ankle and what now he is being treated like a violent criminal everyday by Corrections Officers ( not all treat him this way but some need to be retrained or evaluated by professionals). I do understand that they do deal with individuals who lack care and respect for the lives of others and risk their own lives in the process but just like any other place in life some of these officers think that have a right to mistreat others simply because they can and they belong locked up just like the individuals they abuse.

  • RDW

    When i first began my tour of duty back in 1998, I had a training Lieutenant and a Senior Officer that actually took me under his wing to train me. The Lieutenant gave me the best advice I could have ever had, especially in this profession. He told me that Inmates/Convicts are in here to be punished, not for us to punish them. We all understand, or at least most of us in this profession do, that Respect begets Respect. I am not going to ever put my trust in the hands of an inmate, however, your daily interaction and rapport with these individuals can and will eventually determine your daily treatment. I have seen several instances where inmates have come to the aid of an officer when needed. We have officers like the one mentioned in the article where I work and at the other intitutions that I have worked at (6 total). It becomes increasingly frustrating for me to see this and as a manager I have pulled them aside to mentor them. But alas, some just don’t care. Please don’t judge us all by the actions of a few misguided souls.

  • C.O.

    I work at a USP and let me just say while you sit outside the walls and listen to inmates that talk to the press about how bad they had/have it inside. When you have to pull apart to people savagely beating and stabbing each other because he looked at him the wrong way. Or stopping someone from trying to kill a friend of yours because you took a stolen pepper and onion off of them. Or hopefully someday you could be walking down the street and someone with AIDS or HEPATITIS C throw a container of shit and piss at you aiming for your face. Don’t sit back and pretend you know what is going on. You just sit back at your mediocre job and just be happy that there are people out there like me that can handle this profession. We got this, and you are welcome.

    • http://mindurspeak.tumblr.com/ MindURSp3ak

      Oh SHUT THE HELL UP!! Look that’s the job you chose to have!! Maybe if the people that owned these places didn’t treat them like animals and lock them away for years beyond any normal person’s life span it would help! Maybe if they actually rehabilitated these people then it would make a difference! Just MAYBE!. Are we serious here? You must be one of those racist up there that can barely stand to look at anything that’s not white! I can’t believe you just posted that. How about NO! The person that was killed if i am right his name was Eric Williams and he was stealing things out of that inmates cell and who knows what else. I know of the few officers that they respect and that’s because those officers have self-respect for themselves unlike most of you all. You do not have anything. Most correctional officers are UNPROFESSIONAL. GROW UP i bet you were famous for it!! Ugh you disgust me smh… I am aware of how prison can be, but most people respond to respect with respect. I know how it works on both sides please try not to pretend to be so righteous like your the victim.

  • WTF

    Just gas all violent offenders and gang affiliates and get it over with. No more wasted tax payer $ and no more police deaths! Period!


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