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Cons whine: Why parties for guards?
By Ann E. Donlan and David R. Guarino
Friday, December 17, 2004

While they are now forbidden to have banquets, picnics and catered meals under a new Department of Correction edict, prisoners are stewing over guard parties at the prisons, including an annual barbecue.
``Our clients sit inside and smell steak on the grill while they are eating soy nuggets,'' said Leslie Walker, executive director of Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services.
``The prisoners are locked in cells, the library is closed, visits are canceled, the prison shuts down.''
Former MCI-Shirley prisoner Peter Kane said guards have holiday parties and an annual May blowout for Correction Officers' Appreciation Week.
``They'd be eating things like shrimp, prime rib and come back in the cell blocks with big trays of (food),'' Kane said.A Massachusetts Correction Officers' Federated Union spokesman did not return a call for comment.
``Certainly, National Correction Officers' Week is held every May and during correction officers' week, some facilities . . . will have a cookout that they host - hot dogs, hamburgers - nothing of extravagance,'' said Kelly Nantel, DOC spokeswoman. ``We're certainly not an agency of excess. They don't have parties. They have an appreciation cookout.''
Nantel said the employees pay for the cookout from their ``employee wellness and benefit accounts,'' supplied with proceeds from vending machines and other personal sources.
As for the holiday gatherings, employees arrange for potluck dining and they gather on their breaks, Nantel said. ``To suggest that there are widespread parties going on in a corrections institution is an absolute outrage and completely inaccurate,'' she said.
 

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They can continue to sit there and stew until their time is served, then they can go out and attempt to be a productive part of society which would entail securing employment at a company that just may hold the same type of annual functions to show appreciation for their employees.
 

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Gil said:
They can continue to sit there and stew until their time is served, then they can go out and attempt to be a productive part of society which would entail securing employment at a company that just may hold the same type of annual functions to show appreciation for their employees.
What kind of job can a convicted felon get? :lol:
 

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key word "attempt" :wink:
 

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When I worked with probation and parole up in NH lots of felons had jobs...They painted houses...in the snow. Gotta love NH.
 

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When I worked with probation and parole up in NH lots of felons had jobs...They painted houses...in the snow. Gotta love NH.
Which office were you out of?
 

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Oh, I feel soooo bad for convicted felons who have to smell steak & shrimp being prepared by Corrections Officers for appreciation of their hard work and dedication......

How about some of the people maimed and killed by these cons? I bet some of them can't smell steak & shrimp any more because they are DEAD. How about some of these liberal puke lawyers like Leslie Walker, executive director of Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services, standing up for victims rights instead of the lawfully convicted felons?

How about Leslie taking in one of her clients during a work release program? She should put her money where her mouth is or STFU and quit complaining about certain smells her clients have to endure. Big tough guys on the street but legal weasels behind bars. No wonder lawyers get such a bad rap.
 
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