Cable TV @ Lincoln Detention Center – Why?

In reviewing the general ledger expenditures of the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for July through mid-November of this year, we noted $466.02 in payments to Suddenlink Cable for “cable TV” and “inmate cable.”

See here the documents.

How many of you taxpayers out there get to watch TV in your office, or while you work?

13 Responses to “Cable TV @ Lincoln Detention Center – Why?”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Inmates have had cable at the DC for decades. May seem like an unnecessary amenity but it occupies their time and minds and reduces trouble in the facility. Very common strategy in corrections facilities.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    And most inmates are pre-trial so they can’t be given work duties to fill their idle time.

  3. Dee Says:

    The more you uncover and expose unneeded expenses connected with that prison, and the sheriff’s department the more irate I get. The people should demand a nullification of that recently passed perpetual sales tax. Prisoners and prison employees should not be treated to luxuries which go beyond the taxed who are having money taken from them in every taxable purchase they make.

    Call in the D.A. , the Attorney General, The Ethics Board or whoever needs to investigate and put a stop to this extravagant spending.. The people responsible for this wasteful spending are as guilty of malfeasance as Leslie Thompson and deserve to go to prison, in my opinion. We’ve got corruption on every hand and it always leaves the taxpayer to pay for it. Shame!

    • Just another JohnDoe Says:

      They are criminals, not animals (well, some are not animals). You can’t just cage them with absolutely NOTHING to do. Okay, let’s stop spending precious tax dollars on TV and, instead, use even more money to satisfy wrongful death claims when they go stir crazy and start killing each other, or the guards.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I don’t know who Dee is but I think you are one of the smartest people on this board!!! I wish we had a large handful of people like you in public office!!!!!

  5. Dan Burson Says:

    Thata what happens when you put an inept clown as your idiot commander of the Detention Center.When will he man up with the truth?

    Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:52:29 +0000 To:

  6. What? Me worry? Says:

    It must mean either Jim Tuten (warden) or the sheriff.
    Anyway, the DC has had cable and TV in some of the dorms (not every cell) for years as it is a good way to control inmate behavior. If they act out of line, turn off the TV and the others bring them under control so the TV will be turned back on.
    The employees are not watching TV; they are watching the inmates.

  7. Dan Burson Says:

    I told you that these dishonest clowns waste tax payers money—–as they promoted a dishonest hypocrite coward to be commander of the DC after he violated others rights —-nice going commander prick tuten.

    Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:52:29 +0000 To:

  8. Dan Burson Says:

    sounds like the work of that dishonest wimp tuten—what a coward you have in your office sheriff.

    Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:52:29 +0000 To:

  9. Dan Burson Says:

    what do you expect when you have a dishonest prick commanding the DC.

    Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:52:29 +0000 To:

  10. Dan Burson Says:

    what do you expect when you have A DISHONEST WIMP COMMANDING THE PLACE.

    Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:52:29 +0000 To:

  11. Anonymous Says:

    What I would like to know is if they get premium channels… I don’t even pay for HBO or the like.

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