Enclosed is a ‘Top Ten (#10) ME Dept. of Corrections Tax Paying Pork Waste Needing Review.’ I’d hope your able to put it on the cite.
- Downeast Corr. Facility Housing: Gas cost and staff needed to transfer prisoners to Washington county from Charleston Facility is #100 miles. From M.S.P. is #170 miles or more. From M.C.C. to Downeast is an easy #220 one way.
- Electrical Power in cells: Staff are able to use rechargeable flashlights to “count” and survey pods after 9:00 P.M. Keeping night-lights activated in EVERY cell is senseless. Every other correctional facility uses flashlights to check prisoners.
- Recycle Practices Need to be Implemented: Paper and plastic recycle program would alleviate landfill cost in trash and waste weight. This prison uses extraordinary amounts of paper and plastics. Let’s go green and keep inmates busy.
- Plant Vegetables at M.S.P. in Warren: Numerous flower beds at this prison needs to be filled with vegetables and not flowers. A waste of water, fertilizer, manpower, and cost to grow flowers. Encourages staff to reflect this facility has a feminine persona mentality.
- Paying Staff to Mow Lawns: Warren, ME has almost #900 prisoners in it. We are allowing “Security” staff to dictate who can operate a lawn mower. This is a farce power play by staff to use riding lawn mowers.
- American Correctional Association Accreditation: Since new facility in Warren, ME opened in 2001, this agency pays a Captain wages to guard for accreditation plaque that simply doesn’t even generate funds or benefits.
- Food Waste: Staff are allowed to “wing” their own recipes to food that is unsatisfied for consumption. Should be held accountable for what’s put on a tray.
- No Electrical or Plumbing/Heating Courses at Bolduc: Since 2007, these two (2) vocational programs provided prisoners with crucial certificate to possibly enhance employment skills in work force.
- More Prisoners on Home Supervised Confinement Program: Since implementation of this program, this facility has seriously dragged its deliberate authority placing prisoners in supervised community confinement program.
- This Agency Vindictively Hinders Prisoners Being Statutory Awarded Full Nine (9) Days of Good Time Credits: By state statue 17-A M.R.S.A. 1253, this agency biasly [sic] interprets 1253 (10) (A) and (B) subsections to deprive inmates full nine (9) days of good time credits each month, staff proclaim inmates must be in a community based or rehabilitative program to properly be awarded nine (9) days per month in meritorious