Sunday, April 6, 2014

TDCJ Breaking Bad: Torres Unit Lieutenant Arrested / Private Correctional Officer Sentenced to TDCJ

 
John Randall (DOB 09/05/1977)
 

Hondo, Texas - Tuesday the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Office of Inspector General took Torres Unit Lieutenant John Randall (White Male age 36) into custody at work for a warrant on suspicion of aggravated sexual assault of a child out of Bexar County.

Randall is accused of repeated sexual assault of a child from incidents dating back to the summer of 2012, according to a release obtained by KSAT in San Antonio.  The case was originally investigated by the San Antonio Police Department.

Randall has worked at the Torres Unit since May 1, 2012 and was hired back into TDCJ on May 23, 2011.  Randall originally began working for the agency in January 2009, and resigned for personal reasons in July 2010.  Randall has a total of 53 months of state service.

Randall was released from the Bexar County Jail Wednesday on a $75,000 bond.

JOSHUA LANDON RHODES (Age 32)
 
Lufkin, Texas - Joshua Landon Rhodes (White Male, age 32), a former guard at the Diboll Correctional Center accepted a plea bargain for a two year sentence in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for smuggling three bags full of tobacco for an inmate at the privately managed TDCJ facility in Diboll.
 
According to KTRE, Rhodes pleaded guilty to the two charges back in February and Tuesday appeared in the 217th Judicial District Court Tuesday before Judge Barry Bryan to accepted a plea deal for two years in prison for the felony possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility, along with 5 years deferred adjudication for a felony bribery charge.  The second degree bribery charge could have carried a 20 year sentence.

According to the affidavit, Rhodes, a correctional officer with two years of experience, was caught with three bags of tobacco at the Diboll Correctional Center on January 17, 2013.  Two of tobacco bags were found inside of his shoes and one inside his pants near his crotch.

According to an affidavit, Rhodes admitted to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Office of Inspector General Investigators that an inmate paid $300 for him to bring in the tobacco.
 
According to an affidavit, Rhodes, was a correctional officer for two years at the unit, which is a private TDCJ prison unit managed by Management and Training Corporation (MTC), a private prison corporation out of Utah. 
 
Rhodes was booked into the Angelina County Jail Tuesday and is currently awaiting transfer to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. 

14 comments:

  1. He Should Have Gotten The Maximum Sentence On all Of Ir. He Was aught With This Crime But How Much And What Has He Brought In That They Didn't catch. They Should Put Him In The same Unit He Worked At And Have To Face His Fellow Officers Every Day!!

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  2. I hope these two and any other TDCJ employees who are convicted of crimes are give stiff sentences. They give the rest of us a bad name. Please dont judge all TDCJ employees by the few bad. Most of us are law abiding. Hardworking people dedicated to keeping society safe under less than ideal conditions.

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    1. ..... you actually want us to believe this BS line of rhetoric ? .... TDCJ in general is ripe with a culture of corruption & lies ... sure, there are some really good people working for TDCJ, but just how many will ACTUALLY report the corruption, lies & abuse to appropriate law enforcement ????? ....... I have seen it first hand ........

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  3. I hate when you notice how justice works. right........ when there's people that actually joined certain jobs to actually do their job and create order where it's needed to help others. And people like this come around and are given the easy way out when they can unknowingly do so much harm when thinking of the chain of reaction the just caused. It makes me sick I fought for my job so hard to help and aid others for people to feel safe and secure solely for that reason and to see this happening disgusts me. When everyone's little they are taught the police make the bad guys go away to help keep them safe that's their job. no?? And to have this correctional officer change the meaning of this job and then get the easy way out. I love the justice in this. When people can no longer pay in full for their crimes.

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    1. Hey, your not a Cop, your a Baby sitter, thats all, Why do you TDC guards think your cops? Most of you are Un Skilled and un educated. Taco Bell Employees have more skills then you do

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  4. COV retired Robert Lee Fleming..April 7, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Glad they were caught,,,,,Got too get rid of the trash..

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  5. Hopefully both of them are given PC. The one for tobacco was conned via offenders who lure in Officers. What happens is offenders pick out Officers in many ways, one is to say we will protect you in event of riot takeover etc... Its a mind game. Some Officers fall into this trap that gangmembers set up. So contraband is brought in and money makes it appealing. Until an offender gets wind via grapevine and mails in an I-60. Now due to the gangs who have no life this Officer lost a good job and is being sent down. I feel sorry for him. Usually tobacco is "ran" by aryans while pot is "ran" by the tangos and coke heroine is "ran" by the aztecas and syndicate. This contraband issue will keep coming up unless Officers can get a pay raise. Unfortunayely animals in society keep reproducing more thugs and this further burdens the state. Keep the offenders on close custody status lockdown and feed them johnny sacks. This will save the state money and help Officers to stay safe. They are protesting on Connally Unit being locked down and are now "organizing" hunger strikes etc. Its a mental sickness offenders have from their mindset to run TDCJ their way. Feed the offenders pig slop. I made a mistake watching a crime in 92 and spent time on Tulia Ferguson Telford Allred Robertson Neal then finished parole in 99. Out 15 years straight now. Learned my fam defrauding stealing millions etc and ive told FBI IRS-CID and going to Federal Court to recover whats mine via civil action to show fraud etc. Ive noticed many having to struggle on the outside to eat live etc while being burdened by animals aka thugs who go to prison thinking its daycare and so do some of their families. To all Officers @ TDCJ please be careful and keep doing a good job. As far as Officer messing with his child and now headed to TDCJ i wish him good luck as well. GTR 637784

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    1. Being a fellow excon, we both know that bad things happen there. Snitching and giving away info is wrong. Some of those dealings are out of necessity. An inmate can't force a guard to do anything he really didn't want to do. Don't blame that junk on just the cons. No one makes the guard try to fit in and go into business with the inmates. Just like the female guard who suddenly wears make up and a tighter uniform. Alll the compliments and cat calls finally got to her head. You know and I know that those Hell holes are different worlds from the free world. You stand your ground, be a man, and do what you must to survive and return to your family. Been on Beto I, Beto II and Venus units. Some guards want to punish you on top of your time you already got.

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    2. Look at this Fool so called Ex Con, He wished a chomo good luck, I bet his real charge was being a chomo, He said he was on Tulia unit, Thats a Chomo UNIT, I built the Armory There, we were sent from W6 work camp to Tulia to work, Not knowing it was full of Chomo's, When we got there and found out, we layed it down, Until the warden gave us our own separate AC dorm and are own rec yard, and we had the chow hall and Commissary to ourselves. away from the molesters. This guy is a Snitch and a Molester

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  6. Quit making excuses...he got busted because he was greedy. Fact is tobacco and anything else is "ran" by anyone who has access to cash (anyone who gets visits), and has nothing to do with pay raises. If you're worried about staying safe get you a job at McDonalds behind the takeout window. You say you made the mistake of "watching" a crime, which means you're not taking responsibility for your part in it. My heart bleeds for you...wish the child molesters good luck...that's just lovely

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  7. Dont judge the man. Tdcj doesnt pay shit anyways. plenty of felons that you may have pat searched, fed, showered, or rec'd are most likely making more than us anyway. Im glad i resigned from that bullshit agency called tdcj

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  8. Just another Couple TDCJ Guards that got caught, most of them dont, 0% of TDC guards are just like these 2.

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  9. Lol,people always comment about things, make broad statements about things they haven't seen firsthand. I was at that unit when that went down. Truthfully. Money makes the world go round, and you can think morals and good ethics are for every1, until they get put under pressure. Now that pressure is from inside, or outside, that doesn't matter, what matters is what you do when that pre$$ure hits you. You talk after you've been there, been through it, see how you handled it and see if you are dirty or clean afterwards. Then come and post.
    #NobodysEffinPerfect

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  10. I have been with the agency for many years have worked seg, population, and field. I truly love it when the dirty ones get caught and arrested, I have no love for any of them. As far as the agency goes there is a percentage of bad apples, just like every other workplace.

    Most of us that have stayed on do it because we like our jobs, I get paid to sit on a horse and watch people work crops........ my day to day routine has very little to do with how I operated when working seg or population.

    Not all of us are corrupt, not all of us are doing anything wrong at all. It's a job, pays the bills.

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