Quote from Guest on February 5, 2021, 6:21 pmNope. I just knew him. We we in the same dorm. Eighty men, with all different charges warehoused by the BOP.
No matter what his or anyone else charges were, at Lompoc FCI, we were all victims of a broken down system that only seeks to but people away and offer no real therapy for anyone there. It was estimated that 50% of the men in Lompoc FCI were sex offenders, yet no therapy of counseling was ever made available in there.
They did offer an RDAP program that gives a year off for drug and alcohol treatment. However that was known as a "Fake it to make it" program. Spice use was rampant inside the program. I saw one man beaten down in the yard only because he called BS on a guy in therapy that was claiming to be working the program during an group session.
When COVID hit the yard, we were given one paper mask and told to make it last. Over 900 men were infected and 5 died. In the end there was no difference between the 31 year old Somali Pirate and the 55 year old Sex Offender who died. The BOP stood around and did nothing. Well they did handcuff the Somali after he was dead before they transported him. The rest of us were shuttled around. When I ended up with COVID and a 103 degree temperature, they took me and about 100 more to a condemned section of the medium prison (the old SHU) and told us to survive.
If the general public really knew what goes on (or more accurately doesn't go on) in a federal prison, you would demand their closure and want a program with real results.
As for Kirk, he unlike many others, never hid what he did. He didn't promote it, he accepted responsibility for it. The guy is trying to rebuild a life. It will never be the life he had before. But he does have a voice and there is no reason that ANY crime should silence any voice. Either everyone has a voice, or no one does.