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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:52 PM

Tensions rise in federal prisons as weary guards go without pay and work double shifts

Prison guard Brian Shoemaker was patrolling the halls of Lee penitentiary in southwestern Virginia on Friday when an inmate tried to squeeze past him into a restricted area. Seconds after Shoemaker told the prisoner to turn around, the inmate lunged at him, punching him in the shoulder.

Shoemaker did not sustain a major injury. But it did not escape him that he is working without a paycheck at one of the most dangerous federal jobs in America during the partial government shutdown. Fears for his and other prison staff members’ safety are escalating as 16-hour shifts become routine and a growing number of guards call in sick in protest or to work side jobs to pay their bills.

“I don’t think we should be subjected to that kind of thing and not receive a paycheck,” said Shoemaker, 48, a 17-year veteran of Lee penitentiary. “I’m walking in here and doing my job everyday, and it’s very dangerous.”

Shoemaker is one of 36,000 federal prison workers deemed “essential employees” by the U.S. government, which means he is expected to report for work during the shutdown even though he will not get paid until after the government reopens.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/tensions-rise-in-federal-prisons-during-shutdown-as-weary-guards-go-without-pay-and-work-double-shifts/2019/01/10/fc1042e8-136a-11e9-803c-4ef28312c8b9_story.html?utm_term=.ed32e900a061

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Reply Tensions rise in federal prisons as weary guards go without pay and work double shifts (Original post)
Agent_86 Jan 2019 OP
Gunslinger201 Jan 2019 #1
Squeek Jan 2019 #3
Gunslinger201 Jan 2019 #4
Squeek Jan 2019 #9
Charlie Mike Jan 2019 #11
MumblyPeg Jan 2019 #7
Da Mannn Jan 2019 #2
Charlie Mike Jan 2019 #5
Badsamm Jan 2019 #6
uncledad Jan 2019 #8
SatansSon666 Jan 2019 #10

Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:55 PM

1. Pelosis Fault



I was in the Navy working around “turnin n burnin” Aircraft during other Government Shutdowns

Suck it up Buttercup

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 03:07 PM

3. tRump's fault

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2018/dec/11/donald-trump-government-shut-down-chuck-schumer-white-house-video


Didn't you hear him say he would be proud?

He did it. He said he would "own" it and that he's proud to shut down the government.

How is that anyone else's fault but his??

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Response to Squeek (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 03:11 PM

4. Looks like an opportunity to shrink Government to me

Keep it shut down

The Non Hackers can leave

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:27 PM

9. Granted, there's a lot

of government wastage.

But if this goes on much longer, we could soon see what's necessary and what's not. Too many people think that just because the shutdown doesn't affect them directly, it's got to be a good thing.

Just wait. This could all blow up in ways backers of the shutdown won't like.

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Response to Squeek (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 10:00 AM

11. I wonder how much we could save no longer paying for useless eaters on fixed incomes.

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Response to Squeek (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 03:56 PM

7. take it to the DUmp where they are DUmb enough to buy that propaganda.

American citizens and taxpayers want this locked down, we are sick of bleeding money and lives.
One side has said they will meet half way, the other said "No".
It's on the dimocrats now, and you know it sparky.
you would think by now that pinko dimocratic communists would have figured out that the old bullshit playbook is no longer valid with Trump. It's not going to work.
Meet in the middle, or eat the blame... thats how this works little buddy

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 03:00 PM

2. Easy solution: BUILD THE WALL.

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 03:24 PM

5. Prison: that place that proves walls really do work.

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 03:38 PM

6. What part am I suppose to be triggered over

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:31 PM

8. Can trump stop the shutdown?

He could just declare a State of Emergency like he said he would.

Time to call in the troops to keep the prisons secure.

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 07:02 AM

10. Too shut down to pay gov. workers.

Not too shut down to take money from other workers pay checks.
Pay the fucking guards.
You no pay, I no work.

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