“When he is so intimately close to your body in that way, he’s seeing all of your scars, all of the things you deem beautiful or all of the things that you don’t like, there’s a part of him that he’s also sharing with me, the things that he’s writing on my body are a part of his culture.”
As many of you are aware, we suffered a terrible tragedy here at the Litchfield Correctional Camp yesterday. As warden, it is my job to ensure that this prison runs safely and effectively. Because we are a women’s camp, that responsibility is often underestimated. The assumption being that minimum-security women do not pose a physical threat, that as long as they are clothed and fed, the ship will run smoothly. Well, our ship ran off it’s course yesterday. And because of that, a young woman lost her life. Sadly, there is nothing we can do to bring her back. Now, I understand, in these situations, everybody is hungry for blood, everybody is looking for a scapegoat. But in this case, the officer responsible… Well, he was set up to fail. He was a victim of circumstance. Every day, my officers deal with convicted felons. Every day, they interact with women who were sent here to serve their time, to repent for their crimes. Any allegations coming from them or any other source are just not credible. My officer fulfilled his duty, and I defend his actions. He will take a short leave of absence, and be back in uniform, pending investigation. Thank you all. I will not be answering questions at this time.