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Former CCA employees indicted on bribery charges

The Lone Star News Group reported this week that two former CCA guards have been indicted on bribery charges ("Former prison employees plead guilty to bribery," 5/20/14). 

Carl James Guittard, 36, and Terrie Elaine Glover, 49, were both required to pay a $1000 fine, serve 240 hours of community service, and must serve 10 years of probation. Both were guards at the 2100-bed Mineral Wells Pre-Parole Transfer Facility, which closed on July 30th, 2013 after the Texas Legislature cut its funding. The facility was operated by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). 

The indictments also claim that 10 people offered or gave money and prepaid debit cards to Guittard, Glover, or both guards. They also allegedly provided tobacco products to people incarcerated at the facility. A state prosecutor has deemed the investigation "extensive." 

Sixteen formerly incarcerated people were indicted in this investigation. 

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I was in mineral wells prison from 3/2010 to 7/2012 and due to these guards bringing in theses tobacco products and drugs, it made doing time there very hard. So the little bit of punishment that these two guards got isn't enough. People got the hell beat out of them due to these guards. The sad part about it was these two guards was not the only ones. Co Scott was doing sexual favors for green dots. There was so much dirt going on in mineral wells and it all started with the greedy guards.

I was at CCA Mineral Wells for 2 years (2011-2013)  It was a pleasure to be there.  The easiest time i ever did.  I had heard about it for years and finally got to experience it for myself.   Tobacco, alcohol, grilled tacos and K2 were the norm.  I am sure that will be my last time in prison.  I am so lucky to have gotten to go there my last time.  Special thanks to Uncle Bennie and Big Kevin for letting me work in the office.  I will never forget you!  Oh yeah, Ms. Austin, you were gold.  Thanks for being so generous!  I have changed my life, I will never have to go back.