Jail on perpetual lockdown? “We don’t run this place like a Holiday Inn.”

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There were “people whose relatives were in the jail calling us thinking we were running around with M-16s and Billy clubs bashing people in the head,” [Captain] Patterson said. “It wasn’t anything like that.” (Andrews Journal)

“It wasn’t anything like that,” but almost? The reason I ask is that it’s then also noted that there is now an extremely rigorous tracking of razor blades handed out to prisoners. I don’t want to imagine the bloodletting that caused such tracking and the re-imposition of a lockdown.

Anyway, as I’ve said previously, if I were bashed in the head, or sprayed with pepper spray, the inside of my throat would swell up and I would suffocate, which is just my own weirdness of a genetic lack of an enzyme. This is an example of how people with the same hereditary lack of a particular enzyme die, to the rate of up to 1/3 of those who have it, there simply being no chance in whatever circumstances for a tracheotomy…

“By law, we only have to let them out for one hour every three days for exercise,” [Captain] Patterson said. […] For now visiting hours are on the inmates’ free hour.

If I am put in jail for protecting the integrity of the Seal of Confession, I think it will do me good, that it will do my priesthood good. That’s what it’s all about, right?

Just to be clear. I have not been briefed on the case for Wednesday. No names or details have come my way. I don’t know if I’ve heard anything about it by way of anyone whomsoever saying anything in Confession, even from any defendant even previous to the commission of any crime. And I could never say. Again, in jury selection, it’s really a big deal to find out if a possible juror knows any of the defendants or plaintiffs. When I belligerently fail to say whether I do and how it is that I know what I know or not, I will be cited for criminal contempt. I won’t even go into the courtroom. I’ll sign in outside to show I was there, and will once again make an attempt to get the judge to give me a reprieve.

Some have urged me to just go ahead and answer the questions. They urge me to do this publicly, giving the impression to any court that it really is O.K. for me to break the Seal of Confession, which I won’t do, which sets me up for going to jail.

Anyway, see: Subtle jury tampering is still effective and is still a felony. I won’t do it. Jail?

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5 responses to “Jail on perpetual lockdown? “We don’t run this place like a Holiday Inn.”

  1. Monica Harris

    Okie dokie—I am asking for more Guardian Angels for you, Father Byers.
    “Let’s roll!”

  2. Nan

    I don’t think you have to give them any more than name, rank and serial number.

  3. sanfelipe007

    “’By law, we only have to let them out for one hour every three days for exercise,” [Captain] Patterson said'”

    I have not seen the actual statute, but I expect that the law to which he alludes was meant to be a floor below which time may not be pared, not a ceiling above which time may not rise. It needs to be challenged in court and clarified.

    “When I belligerently fail to ….” Try meekness instead and do not worry about how you are to answer. Trust in the Holy Spirit to give you your words.

  4. Father George David Byers

    “Belligerently” in their eyes. I’ll be so sweet they’ll get diabetes on the spot.

  5. “I’ll be so sweet they’ll get diabetes on the spot.” Gee, Father George, you “I’ll be so sweet they’ll get diabetes on the spot.” (Gee, Father George, you sure have a way with words. In the midst of this serious discussion you made me laugh out loud.)

    “And when they shall bring you into the synagogues, and to magistrates and powers, be not solicitous how or what you shall answer, or what you shall say; For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what you must say Luke 12:11-12

    Thank God you are able to see and explain this situation so clearly. Thank you for protecting the sanctity of confession. Prayers for you and for our country.

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