Saturday, October 3, 2015

CIMrider Sounds off about ACA

This post has nothing to do with the topic at hand, however I felt it important enough to post in hopes that it might either cause a stir within the majority of our membership or perhaps reach that one individual who might make a difference. Just the other morning, 10-2-15, as a nurse and myself were entering the CIM Administration building on our way to our posts, she turned to me and stated; "why is that officer on his hands and knees scrubbing the floor"?

Initially I laughed it off and continued through the building until I came to a small hallway and as I glanced down this way I observed an officer operating a floor buffer. I continued on to my post but later on made a few inquiries as to what I had heard and seen. It would appear that these officers and the Sergeant supervising them are part of a newly funded group, ACA. These individuals are responsible for cleaning up the institution in hopes of gaining an accreditation for compliance of a number of court ordered amendments.

This entire incident has enraged a great number of us custody staff as we see this as managements blatant disrespect for a position a great many of us hold sacred. Officers, all management, cleaning like janitors wearing the same uniform that a number of officers have given their lives for as they wore it themselves.

We all know that there are those who will do anything for good days off but this is outrageous. It makes me sick to my stomach to see officers used this way and looked down upon as buffoons who can be made to perform like trained monkeys for simply good days off or the possible threat of being moved from their position. We are sworn peace officers and we need to start acting like ones. Would you ever catch a CHP officer in uniform scrubbing a floor? I would say, probably not Hopefully, our local chapter can do something about this atrocity but I would say, probably not!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Correctional Staff issuing Parking Tickets

Not sure if this is going on at other Institutions but I wanted some feed back!  At my joint the Outside Patrol Sergeant has been tasked with issuing Parking Violations using the local PD ticket book.

The main sticking point is for staff arriving for Third Watch, as with most institutions this is when most parking lots are at capacity, especially at the older prisons!  The direction from management is to issue parking tickets for folks parking in the assigned carpool spots.  Now at my joint only about 30% of the carpool spots are being utilized.  We have way more carpool spots then are needed.  The tickets revenues are going straight to the City of Chino!

What do you all think?

Officers Attacked SAC

Three correctional officers and an inmate at California State Prison, Sacramento, in Folsom were treated for injuries sustained in assaults by inmates Thursday morning.
About 10:15 a.m., two inmates in Facility C, one of the prison’s high-security general population yards, began stabbing another with an inmate-manufactured weapon, according to a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation news release. As officers attempted to stop the attack, another inmate refused an order to drop to the ground and blocked the officers from responding to the area. The officers were able to subdue the inmate who blocked them and stopped the attack, officials said.
The inmate victim was taken to an outside hospital for treatment and was reported in fair condition.
As three correctional officers and a sergeant approached the inmate who had blocked staff members, about 10 inmates stood up and began attacking the four officers with their fists. Additional staff members responded, using pepper spray to stop the attack. One warning shot from a Ruger Mini-14 rifle was fired as well, officials said.
Two officers were taken to an outside hospital, one for treatment of a strained right elbow and the other for a strained wrist and forearm. Both were released and returned to the prison.
As custody staff members escorted inmates back to their cells, another officer was struck in the back of the head by an inmate. He was taken to an outside hospital as a precaution for treatment of any potential head injuries.
The cause of the incident is under investigation, and findings will be referred to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution, officials said.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

MOU 11.04 Swaps the language is very clear!

MOU 11.04 Shift Swaps

B). Once approved, shift changes shall not be subjected to further review, except for Operational needs.  If a Shift swap is denied, the supervisor denying the swap shall state the reason for the denial on the written request.

This is what the contract says when you cut and paste it!!  I could not find in 11.04  Supervisor (AWCHO) in the contract language.  It only says a SUPERVISOR can approve a swap.  Now please someone correct me if I'm wrong since when is an Associate Warden a supervisor?  Is he/she not a manager?

Also the memo reads final review?  Again the MOU reads once approved, shift changes shall not be subjected to further review!  CIW, there is NO FINAL APPROVAL signature box on the CIW Swap form?  You cant copy and paste the MOU section you like and then add extra language!

Don't you all just love the way Administration interprets the MOU the way they see it!!!!

I can't seem to find the Final Review box (for the Manager to approve)on this CIW Swap form?

MOU update

The longer this goes, it can't be Good!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

EOW CIM Rider Alex Dickson

I was very sadden by the news of the passing of a good union brother I worked with at CIM.  Alex it was a pleasure to work with you, you were always very respectable and got along with everyone.  You will truly be missed!  I hope your brothers at CIM will show you some love and roll deep to your services.

God Bless
Have a Safe 8 behind the lords gates!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CRC is it going to close?

Depending who you ask, is CRC on the chopping block?