Slog News & Arts

Line Out

Music & Nightlife

« Re: Post Office Shooting | Obesity is Contagious »

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Florida Prison Officials Want to See Masturbation Rubbed Out

posted by on July 25 at 19:21 PM

This is exactly why prison riots happen:

A Broward prisoner accused of committing a sex act while he was alone in his jail cell was found guilty Tuesday of indecent exposure.

Terry Lee Alexander, 20, unsuccessfully fought the charge, which had been brought by a female Broward Sheriff’s Office detention deputy who saw him perform the sex act in his cell in November.

In reaching the guilty verdict, jurors found that an inmate’s jail cell is ”a limited access public place” where exposing oneself is against the law.

The judge sentenced Alexander, of Lauderdale Lakes, to 60 days in jail, on top of the 10-year sentence he is currently serving for armed robbery.

The sole witness in the case, BSO Deputy Coryus Veal, testified that Alexander did not try to hide what he was doing as most prisoners do. Veal saw him perform the act while she was working in a glass-enclosed master control room, 100 feet from Alexander’s cell. There was no video tape or other witnesses.

Alexander’s attorney argued that the prison cell was a private place and that what Alexander was doing was perfectly normal.

”Did other inmates start masturbating because of Mr. Alexander?” McHugh asked Veal. “Did you call a SWAT team?”

”I wish I had,” Veal answered.

Veal, who has charged seven other inmates with the same offense, insisted that she was not against the act itself — just the fact that Alexander was so blatant about it. Most inmates, she testified, do it in bed, under the blankets.

Veal said this was the third time she caught Alexander, and she had had enough.

The case drew snickers in the courtroom, especially during jury selection, when prospective jurors were quizzed about their own habits.

Defense attorney Kathleen McHugh faced 17 prospective jurors and asked point-blank who among them had never done that particular sex act.

No hands went up.

While most prisons deal with such an offense internally, Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne — and Miami-Dade Corrections officials — are hoping to curb the practice among inmates by prosecuting them.

There was no information on whether similar charges had been brought against female inmates.

RSS icon Comments


While most prisons deal with such an offense internally, ...

That's an unfortunate turn of phrase.

Posted by greg | July 25, 2007 7:38 PM

Wow...that's messed up. Perhaps that bitch should get a different job. Sounds to me like she gets off on busting them for getting off. The inmates are probably doing it more blatantly just "rub her the wrong way". "oooooh 60 more days on top of my already 10 year sentence."

Posted by JessB | July 25, 2007 8:09 PM

"No hands went up"---

ha, exactly!! all of them were "down there"

hubba hubba & +5 for the self love reference.

Posted by hipsterlite | July 25, 2007 8:18 PM

the female guard gets all turned on and takes it out on the male 'mates ....absurd use of court time and resources, and he should appeal

Posted by selma | July 25, 2007 8:53 PM

Finally, some real justice! I was so SICK of hearing about such BS as prison industrial complex, prison rape, and gang violence. Glad resources are spent getting to the real "meat" of the problem.

Posted by a.m. | July 25, 2007 8:59 PM

Won't less masturbating in prison mean tons more gay sex?

I can definitely get behind that!


Posted by Original Andrew | July 25, 2007 9:05 PM

To quote Charlton Heston, "I'll stop masturbating when you pry my old crinkled cock from my cold, dead hands."

Posted by elswinger | July 25, 2007 9:08 PM

Inmate prosecuted for jacking off in his cell! Like, where are they expecting him to jack off? Malaysia?

I could understand being creeped out if the guy was masturbating and staring at her, but it sounds more like she just wants inmates to keep their hands off their filthy horrible distressing peenars.

Posted by Kiru Banzai | July 25, 2007 9:13 PM

The article didn't go into detail, but it seems like it could have been a "look at my cock, bitch" situation, not a poor guy needing to satisfy his most primal and personal desire situation. Yes, a penis may have not been going through orgasm as much as its owner wanted. Sometimes that happens. I know it must be very tragic in its way, but really, calm down. Penises around the world will see another day.

Posted by S | July 25, 2007 10:22 PM

So this is why they call it "doing hard time".

Posted by kinaidos | July 25, 2007 10:44 PM

I was trying to come up with an amusing quip using the phrase "Veal Pen" but I'm just not articulate enough this morning.....

Posted by rubyred | July 26, 2007 10:40 AM


Yeah, it kind of sounds like it. Has no one here seen Silence of the Lambs? I bet if she hadn't been behind a glass window, he would have thrown his cum at her.

Posted by keshmeshi | July 26, 2007 11:20 AM

Talk about cruel and unsual punishment! Sorry but if you can't jerk off (especially when you are in fucking prison!) life just ain't worth living my friends!

Posted by Mike | August 8, 2007 12:10 PM

Comments Closed

In order to combat spam, we are no longer accepting comments on this post (or any post more than 14 days old).