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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

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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.

      • Ken

        As stated in an earlier reply – respect is important both ways. I have worked in the profession for many years. Now Mind has shown the disrespect that is very apparent in the prison population, and, unfortunately, in the public as well. Yes, it is the job that the person chose, but if not for us, how many people would be dead. Talk about rehabilitation, that is great, but the majority of those in prison have failed so many times that there is no way that they can make t on their own You also cannot blame the officers for the amount of time that a person is behind the walls. First of all, the public demands justice and their legislators set the terms parameters that a person will be locked up and the jury convicts them. The judge sets the sentence. The officers responsibility is to see to it that these offenders do the time they are required to do. MOST importantly, talking about choices, these offenders chose to do the crime, but they complain that they are caught and that they have to do the time. How many people want to increase your taxes to give those that have caused so much hart ache additional education and treatment. If it worked that would be great, but it usually doesn’t. I have seen many offenders change their life and become good citizens. These ones take responsibility not only for their past actions, but for their future as well. they work hard in prison to do the right thing and they follow the rules – these are set up more for the safety of the offender then for anything else. Anyone who states otherwise is a liar or a fool. Offenders must learn to follow rules and even though some of the rules seem petty, there are significant reasons for them. In addition, if the offender doesn’t learn to follow rules they will be back in prison in no time. As I have told offenders many, when you get out, the spotlight will be on you, right or wrong, and Mind, who is really acting like the victim – read your own words and take your own advise, grow up and be a man.

  • 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!

    • Karma

      Wtf??? Gas you and your whole family up! They made mistakes but they’re human too! You are as evil or more evil even thinking like that! I can’t believe how evil people can be. Smh we are all God’s children some good some bad.

    • duck

      Cant do that i wouldnt have a job anymore, unless your going to pay me than im all for it

  • Mon

    I love all of Tewhan’s post; I just wish he would have learned this talent before he had to sit down to 30 years.

  • Ken

    This is an old story but continues. Like any profession, there are some who overstep their authority. In most cases, the officers want to do what is right but remember they are working with those who do not care about authority and only want to do things their own way. There are rules everywhere and if you fail to comply you pay the consequences. I hope this officer received the training he needed to correct his ways or was removed from the job because his actions affects everyone, not just the offenders. Tewhan, good job. I understand that it had to be tough for you not to react, but by doing so, you showed that you were the better man that day.

  • jlo823

    I understand both sides because I was once incarcerated and dealt with nasty officers however most officers are regular people out their trying to do their job but not getting their respect from these inmates. These officers put their lives on the line every day dealing with crazy people who probably deserve to be in a cell 24/7. They deserve RESPECT. Period.


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