A ‘super-predator’ at the edge of prison: New report
A new report from the Sentencing Project says that some prison facilities are already using “super-peds” to keep inmates away from violent offenders, even though those prisoners are typically deemed “dangerous”.
The report, “Prisoners of Tomorrow: Super-predators, Super-pests, and the Threat to Our Communities”, says that while many states have made it easier to lock up juvenile offenders, the reality is that many other prisons across the country are not properly monitoring their inmates’ violent tendencies.
The report highlights a handful of prisons that have been using “Super-Peds” for decades, but that are still operating without proper oversight.
In some cases, it’s been decades since the facilities have seen an inmate commit a violent crime, and it’s likely that those inmates are now living in some of the facilities’ most dangerous conditions.
The majority of super-pods are located in the state of Florida, where more than half of the state’s correctional facilities are located.
The report finds that the vast majority of these facilities are in Florida’s largest counties of Miami, Broward, Palm Beach and Orlando, which collectively house more than 1.5 million inmates.
While some of these prison facilities have been accused of running “super peds” on multiple occasions, the report finds no evidence of such a program being carried out at any other Florida facility.
Instead, the Sentence Project found that super-predatory behavior in the prisons is being actively tracked by a small number of private security firms that operate out of the facility.
In one case, the Sentinel Sentinel-Herald reported that the Florida Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (FDCR) had contracted the private security firm G4S to monitor a facility called the Correctional Treatment Program (CTP), a prison in Florida.
According to the Sentinel-Shepard, G4s super-proteus was contracted to monitor the CTP’s inmates and report on their violent tendencies to staff, and that the company was then paid to track down and capture those prisoners who were deemed to be dangerous.
The Sentinel-Hebner reported that in 2016, the company’s “super pet” tracked down three inmates who were said to be armed and dangerous.
The Sentinel-Journal also reported that a super-pet was sent to the prison to monitor inmates, and in 2017, the newspaper found that the prison was tracking one of those inmates, also known as “Skeet”.
According to the report, the inmate was arrested on May 24, 2018, after a group of inmates began to fight.
The inmate told investigators that he “tried to fight off the fight but was knocked down,” and that he suffered injuries and “feared for his life.”
When the Sentinel requested a copy of the inmate’s arrest report, G5, a company contracted by the FDCR to monitor inmate activity at the CTPS, denied the existence of any such investigation, and said that the report was “false.”
G5 also declined to comment to The Huffington Report.
While the Sentinel has reached out to the state Department of Public Safety (DPPS) to request more information about the private company, no response has been received.
The Sentencing Report also found that some facilities are using “supers” or “superdogs” to manage inmates in dangerous conditions, while other prisons have used them to house more mentally ill inmates who are not considered dangerous.
“The super-dogs are a particularly dangerous breed, and they are often housed in facilities where there are serious security threats and that can make them vulnerable to aggressive behavior,” the report reads.
“Super dogs are not supervised, are not monitored by any other prison services and are often not even given the appropriate medication to manage the condition.”
The report also found numerous instances of inmates being sent to “super pup” camps where they were not given medication and allowed to roam free, and where the facilities did not have proper safety protocols in place to ensure that inmates did not become violent.
In the case of the Florida facility that was named in the report as “Super Pup”, the report states that the super-dog was “trained and housed in a super secure environment in a large, state-of-the-art facility.
The facility also had a full-time staff member assigned to oversee the super dog, who was also a certified security guard.”
The Sentence Report says that the Super Pup’s owner has told authorities that the dog was not trained for being a guard, and is “dangerously aggressive” and “highly disruptive.”
The Sentinel also reported in 2017 that an inmate who was housed at the “Super” camp in Florida was “taken to a super pup camp and killed by a Super Poodle named ‘Mighty.'”
The Sentinel reported that when it interviewed the inmate, he said that he was given the nickname “Mighty” to avoid the guards’ anger and “he had