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Craig Titus Jail Videos

Has anybody seen these?

They sure are taking a lot of precautions to move him.

Looks like that kind of treatment would piss off the guy more than relax him.

Looks a bit over-precocious, but I don’t think they did anything that violated his rights.

If he did something before that made them treat him that way, I guess they would be right to do so. It’s hard to tell without knowing all the facts.

I don’t agree with the blindfolding at all though. That’s the part that I think would make someone more of a risk, rather than less. It’s not like he’s an Eagle or something.

he looks pretty small.

[quote]SWR-1240 wrote:

If he did something before that made them treat him that way, I guess they would be right to do so. It’s hard to tell without knowing all the facts.
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There is a story that is linked to the page. Apparently they believe he is involved in a plot to kill some of the witnesses in his case and they also believe that he is planning an escape.

Still this is intense! The guards and the whole situation is so tense that it seems like if Titus made one false move the guards would start shooting. Anyway, they moved him without any major problems so I guess I can’t criticize their procedures.

Holy crap. What has happened to the life of Craig Titus. Complete 180

I was a prison guard for a few years.

Titus is probably a maximum security inmate, and that is the prison’s protocol for transporting all max inmates. I’ve seen escape specialists and they’re unbelievable, so I wouldn’t say the methods are too much.

I would say that they have Titus overclassified. I don’t think Titus is going to do any Al-Qeada spy shit, so they don’t need to go through all that with him. They probably would’ve done just fine with telling him to turn his back to the door and stick his hands out the food slot of the door, cuff him, hold on to him and when they open the door shackle his feet.

The strip search though is mandatory for every classification. You’d be surprised what a guy can fit in his ass… we used to tell guys to sit down in this chair that was also a metal detector, so we’d know if he had anything internally. If that chair went off it was cavity search time.

I’m much happier doing the job I have now by the way.

Judging from the look on Craig’s face in the first video, if he had anything up his ass then he probably shat it out. Dude looks spooked big time.

He looks mad as hell to be going thru this. And I get the impression from the look honest face that he thinks if he breathes wrong or even flinches that he
is going to be dead.

Do they record all inmates moved like this?

Video three is a bit disturbing…

[quote]brunottfn wrote:
he looks pretty small.[/quote]

I wonder why? Maye his training and diet and chemistry are hindered in jail. I am not going to say poor guy, but damn.

Man, Titus has always been a fuck up, troublemaker and all around petty-thug, but he really did have a shot at a good life.

I mean, a beautiful home, nice cars, married to Kelly Ryan - and while he wasn’t Mr. O, he obviously had endorsement deals and a good financial picture nonetheless.

Now he’s living a nightmare - he’s a killer and he’s going away probably for life and look at how he’s treated.

You can’t really feel sorry for him, but it’s certainly an ugly situation either way…

[quote]SWR-1240 wrote:
I don’t agree with the blindfolding at all though. That’s the part that I think would make someone more of a risk, rather than less. It’s not like he’s an Eagle or something.[/quote]

I’m assuming that the blindfolding would be so he couldn’t see where he was going. It’s a lot harder to plan an escape if you aren’t familiar with what part of the prison you’re in. If they thought he was that much of an escape risk, it’s not that bad.

[quote]APE. wrote:
Do they record all inmates moved like this?[/quote]

It’s not uncommon to record events like this, to have proof that they weren’t violating the rights of the inmate, and following the rules the entire time. Plenty of inmates would be more than happy to sue lie the first chance they got if they could get away with it, and it’s a lot harder to accuse officers of beating you unnecessarily during a cell extraction if it’s all recorded on camera. It’s good protection for the Officers.

After reading the full article, and as a Correctional Officer, I don’t see anything wrong with what they did. His defense attorney can’t base his opinion of how Titus was treated purely on the fact that he’s still not proven guilty.

Consider the fact that he had already been subject to another escape investigation, then after that they find a man tampering with air ducts in the area of Titus’ cell.

They also believe that he may have had a plot to kill three witnesses against him that may have been planned in the prison, and his friend had even been charged with trying to pay a hitman to kill them.

Titus had also been asking how he could get a corrections uniform, which would be of little use except for making an escape. He also has been said to be a challenging inmate.

As for using female nurses to check him, that’s not uncommon. It’s normal to be checked for injuries after incidents like that, and whether they are female or not doesn’t matter, they’re trained nurses doing their job. Plenty of people have doctors of the opposite sex, so I don’t see why that’d be an issue.

Overall, I think it looked very professional.

Why should Titus be treated different than any other murderer who is too cowardly to face his target, even when it is a woman? Arson is a coward’s crime. Some fucking hero!

BTW, I love the way these heroes of Weider-type publications shrink down to normal size once they take the needle out of their asses.

There was an interesting article in Muscular Development about how Titus might qualify for the death penalty (lethal injection). THAT will be the last thing he will ever inject into his body.

“Why should Titus be treated different than any other murderer who is too cowardly to face his target, even when it is a woman? Arson is a coward’s crime. Some fucking hero!”

Erm, Titus hasn’t actually been convicted of any crime as yet.

Innocent until proven guilty and all that.

[quote]counterfeitsoda wrote:
SWR-1240 wrote:
I don’t agree with the blindfolding at all though. That’s the part that I think would make someone more of a risk, rather than less. It’s not like he’s an Eagle or something.

I’m assuming that the blindfolding would be so he couldn’t see where he was going. It’s a lot harder to plan an escape if you aren’t familiar with what part of the prison you’re in. If they thought he was that much of an escape risk, it’s not that bad.[/quote]
Ahh, good point. I was thinking they were doing it to keep him calm, like people do to animals when transporting them.

Your idea makes more sense.

I dont agree with that at all, when he comes out he is just like ‘what the heck is going on’, such bullshit…