An article by Marlon Brock, originally posted at policestateusa.com titled “10 Prison Security Techniques Being Implemented on the American People,” shows a stellar correlation between the controlling of prisoners…and the controlling of citizens. The encroaching surveillance; the number of laws being dumped into the system; the countless regulations quickly approaching the numbers of stars in our galaxy, and the all around oppressive Police State’s toxic smog enveloping the country…..are a reflection of a well-honed authoritarian creation that could only be realized through technology. This is humanities Frankenstein. It is indeed…Alive.
Now retired, Mr. Brock’s 21 and a half years as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and private corrections provides an insider’s assessment of what takes place in prisons vs the Hollywood/TV versions. Combine this with his obvious individualized escape from the ‘sheep mindset’ of all too many USSA citizens; you have someone who is able to connects the dots.
The prison slang for the non-incarcerated is “Free worlders”. Comparatively speaking it makes sense, but if it were true in the purest sense, the country wouldn’t be feeling jittery. The fact that “We the People” are starting to grumble above a whisper, and in greater numbers about losing ‘freedoms,’ supports Mr. Brock’s assertion that our country may in fact be “one giant correctional institution.”
No. 1 – Cameras & Movement Tracking
No surprise that cameras…e v e r y w h e r e…are a mainstay of federal prisons. They condition the inmates to exercise due diligence before thinking about breaking any rules or policies. The “all eyes on you” never let them forget who is in control, and who has the deed to their freedom.
It’s also no surprise that cameras…e v e r y w h e r e…are the mainstay in the ‘free world’ for us Free worlders. But noooo…..the pervasive use of cameras by the government, corporations, military, DHS, and police trying to capture a gazillion ‘Kodak’ moments of their citizens is simply not enough. These spawns-of-Evil entities must track our movements; absolutely have to watch us live our lives using video; and just gotta throw a best-of-the-best “I see you” grids across the cities. So many voyeuristic toys! License plate readers, roving data collectors, facial-recognition software, iris scanners, ‘X-ray you to death’ machines at airports, and “cop-a-feel” whenever possible policies. With the expanding usage of these, along with other tools not cited; and yet to be invented technologies; Mr. Brock offers the astute observation, “Today’s youngest generation will grow up never knowing what privacy is.”
No. 2 – Drug Testing
Yeah well…if anyone has perfected the ‘pee in the cup-open your mouth-we want your blood-couple strands of hair’ drug testing process, it would be the prisons. No bodily fluids are off-the-table. Prisoners were the lab rats for the foisting of what has become an abuse of a drug abuse monitoring program.
Now corporations, hospitals, federal agencies, and many businesses and schools declare us guilty of drug abuse….until we can prove it not so….and God forbid you should forget to tell them about a prescription drug your on….”Not only are you a drug abuser, you are a liar….no job for you.” The truth is this is a conditioning mechanism to decrease resistance to finding out anything and everything there is to know about us….no matter what bodily orifice must be probed.
No. 3 – Metal Detection & Weapon Confiscation
It’s a given that weapon detection and confiscation is sine qua non for the prison system. This is not the same thing as keeping weapons out of the system. Humans, being the creative, imaginative creatures that they are inevitably give the guards a run for their money. All visitors to the prisons/jails are swept-up into the perpetual cat-and-mouse game of weaponry via the metal detectors.
Ah…the metal detector; once delegated to rational use for a particular setting, has been set free to stake a claim in whatever building the government (federal, state, city, town) decides it is of need….and not just because. No no….what better way to promote angst around weapons; and brainwash a populace into a borderline psychosis about feeling secure, than to ballyhoo “weapon/gun free zones”?
No. 4 – Crowd Control
Mr. Brock offers that prison crowd control is defined by the following: Helmets, face shields, batons, knee guards, tear gas, wedge formations, line formations, half steps, full steps, pinning tactics. Today’s law enforcement’s attempts at crowd control is superimposed over his own memories as a Hostage Negotiation Team leader. HNT and Special Operations and Response Team (SORT) sync training on a monthly and annual basis. Hand signals, verbal commands, and specialized maneuvers are purposed for putting down “disturbances”…FBOP’s code word for ‘riot’…by herding inmates towards a direction determined by SORT.
Crowd control tactics perfected by the prison officials has been transferred to the “Free world” as a ways and means of threatening, terrorizing, harassing, and most importantly…..restricting/controlling the Right to protest.
No. 5 & 6 – Checkpoints & Random Pat Searches
In a nutshell…prisoners have pat searches by any staff member, anytime, anywhere. Refusal may be an option….but ALWAYS comes with consequences.
Roadblocks, checkpoint, stop-and-frisk, no-knock warrants…..saying “No thank you Mr. Officer” is an option, but frequently comes with consequences. This is a beautiful thing…..to the psychopathic PTBs.
No. 7 – Mail Surveillance
100% of inmate mail is opened, searched….and may be read.
USPS’s Mail Isolation Control and Tracking program – established in 2001 to photograph and store each and every piece of physical mail in a database permanently….160 billion pieces of mail each year. And of course, law enforcement has unrestrained access to the data……sans a warrant.
No. 8 – Telephone Monitoring
Since the early 2000s, all phone calls in the PIC (Prison Industrial Complex) are sucked up by a 21st century technological wonder to be monitored and recorded. Inmates can’t do anything about it and know it.
NSA capabilities: crack cellphone encryption, hack applications, intercept calls, monitor who-where-when of all phone calls. The citizens of the USSA have been informed of these transgressions and that they continue. Response?…meh.
No. 9 – Lockdowns
Reasons to initiate a lockdown in correctional institutions: rumors of an attempt to escape or potential disturbance, significant weather events, onset of a disturbance. Pretty cut and dry.
Mr. Brock says it best:
“The Watertown lockdown was practice for future declarations of martial law. Those tactics had been used and perfected in our prison systems for years. Now the “free world” is getting the prison treatment with little objection from the public. The lockdown was not necessary and served mostly to measure the public’s reaction and to establish a sense of fear and intimidation. I think it worked.”
No. 10 – Snitching
Prisons did not invent snitching. They have not cornered the market on snitching….but the government has. The government having snitches in prisons is small potatoes compared to having a nation of snitches.
Our government encourages a culture of snitching by: establishing a work environment whereby managers could be punished for failure to report suspicious activity; federal employees and contractors must !be alert to ‘high risk persons or behaviors’ amongst co-workers; snitching (leaks) to the media is tantamount to espionage; and please please good citizen……if you see something, hear something, or just friggin’ suspect something about another citizen….then for God’s sake…. SAY SOMETHING! Thank you comrades, and God Bless ‘Merica.