Another Corrections Officer Threatened, Inmate Found with Razor

Third threat to a CO in less than two weeks.

Another Corrections Officer working at the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston has been threatened, according to the Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers, the union representing COs.

On March 31, an officer at the medium security facility was threatened — the third time a CO has been threatened in less than two weeks, RIBCO said in a release.

Inmate Jose Pacheco allegedly wrote a threatening letter to an officer who recognized his handwriting.

Pacheco, a gang member, was taken into custody and transported to segregation.

A strip search on Pacheco revealed a razor blade wrapped up in paper in his sock.

Pacheco is serving a six-and-a-half year sentence for robbery and happens to be the first inmate to have received an organ transplant — a liver.

"RIBCO would like to remind our members that we have seen an unprecedented level of violence in the facilities in the past three months," the union said in a statement. "It is important for all of us to remain ever vigilant to the threats that surround us on a daily basis.  Be safe!"
Tom Badger April 30, 2014 at 05:55 PM
he should have been force fed that razor blade .


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