Officers Assault Prisoners Regularly in Arkansas
As I was waiting to get back inside of my barracks after breakfast I witnessed an officer assault an inmate in the hallway. The inmate had asked the other officer to shake him down and the one officer got mad so he tried to put the inmates face through a glass window that has security wire running through it. After the officer initiated the aggression the inmate fought back in self-defense. An "all rovers" went out over the radio and the inmate was placed in isolation while the officer who attacked him went right back to work.
This type of abuse against inmates is a normal occurrence at the East Arkansas Regional Unit because the inmates who does stand up against this type gets punished. This unit is not ran by any warden but by the classification officer because whatever she says goes and she will take up for these officers due to the fact that she hates inmates.