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Inhumane Treatment — Flint Inmates Forced to Drink, Eat, and Bathe in Contaminated Water

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Flint, MI – Although city officials knew the water supply was poisoned, nearly 100,000 residents along with hundreds of inmates at Genesee County Jail in Flint were forced to drink, shower, and eat food cooked in contaminated water for nearly two years. Because the Genesee County Sheriff falsely claimed the water was safe, numerous incarcerated pregnant women inadvertently exposed their unborn children to lead poisoning and other detrimental toxins.

According to a recent Democracy Now! investigation, inmates at Genesee County Jail have been receiving their water from the tainted Flint River since April 2014. Agreeing to temporarily switch from Detroit’s water supply to the Flint River in April 2014, the city’s residents immediately noticed their tap water appeared cloudy while emitting a pungent odor. After testing the water supply on August 14, 2014, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) discovered the water tested positive for fecal coliform bacteria, also known as E. coli. Although the city issued several boil advisories to kill the bacteria, the CDC found that heating or boiling water only increases the lead concentration in the water.

Last October, the Genesee County Jail began distributing bottled water to prisoners during the Flint water crisis. But five days later, the jail reverted back to the city’s water supply after Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell falsely stated that the water was safe. According to his Facebook page, Pickell has been sheriff of Genesee County since 1999 and previously worked as a CIA interrogator.

“In jail, we were drinking from the taps,” former Genesee County Jail prisoner Jody Cramer told Democracy Now! on Thursday. “Our food was being made from the taps. Prior to this, they had already started handing out bottles of water when this first broke in October. And then they stopped, saying that their water was good. Many inmates made complaints due to the fact that the deputies would not drink from the faucets — they all carried bottled water.”

On January 23, the jail eventually resumed the distribution of bottled water to inmates. Although the Institute of Medicine recommends drinking 73 to 100 ounces of water per day, inmates at Genesee County Jail have only been receiving 48 ounces of bottled water each day for the past week and a half.

“I have to not only drink this water, but I have to brush my teeth,” Cramer explained. “I drink coffee. We’ve been told that there’s nothing wrong with washing your body or hands with this water out the tap, that it’s just consuming it. That’s what they’ve told.”

Even though state officials knew the water supply had been exposed to lead poisoning, the government repeatedly lied to the public regarding the water’s safety. Through a FOIA request, a series of emails released last month revealed that Flint officials knew about the poisoned water and began purchasing clean water solely for themselves.

“There is pregnant women inside the Genesee County Jail, several pregnant women inside Genesee County Jail,” asserted Cramer, who worked as a trustee in the kitchen and helped distribute food and water bottles. “I know this because there’s diet trays that are distributed. They’re allowed so much, or they get a double portion because they’re pregnant or something. So you see, when you make their tray—you have a list of how many people, and there’s a lot of pregnant women in the Genesee County Jail. As far as I know, they get the same amount of water as anybody else.”

According to Cramer and other inmates, deputies used the water crisis to conduct warrant sweeps under false pretenses. Cramer recalled, “A lot of the deputies were passing out water filtration systems or — in the city, if you had warrants — they did a warrant sweep while they did that, so they tricked you. If you answered your door, and they would say, ‘Hey, how are you doing, Mr. Cramer?’ If I responded, then I just confirmed that I’m me. ‘Well, here’s your water filtration system. By the way, you have a warrant for your arrest.’ People were saying that’s how they got arrested.”

Instead of protecting citizens, the local and state government knew about the contaminated water and continued suppressing information while purchasing clean water solely for themselves. By deceiving residents, deputies were able to imprison locals in desperate need of a sanitary water supply. Unable to buy clean water, inmates at the mercy of the State were forced to drink, eat, and shower in water riddled with bacteria and lead poisoning for nearly two years.


Andrew Emett is a Los Angeles-based reporter exposing political and corporate corruption. His interests include national security, corporate abuse, and holding government officials accountable. Andrew’s work has appeared on Raw Story, Alternet, Activist Post, and many other sites. You can follow him on Twitter @AndrewEmett and on Facebook at Andrew Emett.

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  • The path to freedom is not always a legal one. Hope this issue is resolved soon.

  • if you cant do the time, dont do the crime…” Beretta” why you arent concerned about the free citizens of flint…confuses me…and so what, what if this guy in that pic raped and murdered a young girl….not saying he did….but what if….?

    • So the guy in the pic represent everyone I’m assuming at least in your head

    • What if all he did was use his right as a human being to smoke a plant? Or any other petty victimless crime?

    • Regardless of his crime it is unacceptable to poison his food supply.

    • you are more concerned with imates than free citizens of flint…..you must not live any where near flint…yea, just what I thought….cali

    • Kimberlee Parker sorry kim, but you lost me on your comment

    • Yes I am more concerned with them because they are literally forced to drink the water. Bottled water or filtered water is not an option.

    • Bryan Easterday dont care what any one does to there self….i am not an angel….never claimed to be

    • No, I’m concerned about all of them. Clean water is something every human being has a right to.

    • Over half the prison population are non violent drug offenders. Its nothing more than a modern slave trade. The prison industrial complex profits from human beings staying in those cages.

    • Vince Luisi the guy in the pic can’t represent all people in the criminal system, you stated he may have raped someone well he may have or may not but everyone didn’t so my question to you is does he represent everyone in the judicial system , NO, we have seen many times that we as well have innocent people being released so with that said your comment have no validity , however as what was said fresh water is a basic need and necessity for all this isn’t a third world country

    • @Vince Luisi Because everyone in jail is guilty? You’re not too very smart, are you Vince? Get someone to read this to you – since you obviously CAN’T: Between 2.3% and 5% of all prisoners in the U.S. are innocent (for context, if just 1% of all prisoners are innocent, that would mean that more than 20,000 innocent people are in prison). Source: The Innocence Project; https://www.facebook.com/innocenceproject/?fref=ts

    • VinvevLuisi, how about this…? You are one SICK FUCK. Can u digest that comment…? The cold hand of fate will now ravage YOU & YOUR POSTERITY. Then YOU will cry out INJUSTICE & no one will give a shit.

    • And you live in Virginia so what is your point

    • Eric Cox you have never been in jail before have you?….trust me…its avaiable

    • What if he got caught with a joint and that’s why he’s in there? Happens alot.

    • Violent offenders of any sort and the worst felons should suffer, clean water is not too much to ask but they sure as shit don’t deserve tv!! Water, food, shelter, books/newspaper and some therapy is all they should be entitled to.

    • Joints are illegal, perhaps he should move to Colorado if he wants to be useless and get high

    • Kelly Taylor that’s not the issue at hand here the water is and I’m not positive but the other things you speak of comes from their families so I guess YOU speak for them right

    • Eric Cox 👏

    • Gabriel Lutz wow. You need some serious education on the matter. Remember, “useless” is merely your opinion, and not the truth. I live in Colorado, and am a proud pothead, and I’m PRODUCTIVE!! Not useless. Educate yourself.

    • Yeah because the justice system is so incredibly just isn’t it loll idiot

    • Gabe you’re a joke.

    • All you people are forgetting that cruel and unusual punishment is not part of the American corrections system so no they cannot legally force them to bathe and drink and eat the contaminated water you fucking fools. This isn’t a fucking Thailand prison its America. Welcome to the first world country bunch of assholes

    • Vince is in the military, that explains the self righteousness and total lack of humanity.

    • And it does not matter what crime anyone committed, prison IS the “time” for the crime. You are still a fucking human who deserves clean water. Jesus Christ.

    • Craig McNeill you are a fucking idiot…you know nothing of me

    • Can’t we consider. All of flint. Including the incarcerated? We’ve been hearing all about the free citizens. Why is it impossible to also focus on those in supposed rehabilitation.

    • Well Vince it seems you’re the one that was starting the malicious crap about not wanting to give prisoners water why don’t we just fucking execute them? Is that what you want? Did you go and serve the military to protect the citizens of this country including incarcerated ones or just to be a fascist?

    • malicious crap….Kristen grow up….you must have failed reading comp in school, because i never advocated any of that….this is why i dont like talking with people like you….you are just plain fucking stupid…

    • Obviously Vince has no human morals and I am thankful I live in a country that has the human rights act. I wonder if you where wrongly arrested in your country and waiting court to decide bail b4 defending yourself you are forced to drink poision and it gave you long term health problems, obviously you are innocent of any crime. I don’t think you would have the same view on this.

    • Vince Luisi You sound like a real asshat. Just so you know.

    • Gabriel Lutz medicinal use in Michigan is legal so your stereotyping just makes you look ignorant!

    • no baby, you got it all wrong…..i am not an asshat…..ass hole yea….i can be that….but wont give you the satisfaction of seeing that side of me

    • Do the crime pay the time is such an ignorant thing to say on this subject

    • What if he was simply in jail for not paying for poisened water in the first place.

    • Just another ignorant sheep. He thinks he can sum up everyone’s life story in prison and judge em. Some in there by mistake, some in there for tossing up between paying ‘bills’ or eating. Some in there for defending their mum cause she was attacked and on and on. No time for narrow minded sheep.

    • Vince your an idiot. Not all inmates are violent offenders you closed minded buffoon. Typical hillbilly

    • And the people who are in there for non violent ridiculous crimes? How about if your son were in there?

    • This guys a fucking retard

    • It doesn’t matter. It’s a baseline for society we should not let ourselves stoop below. As simple as that. Principles.

    • Nicolo Binda of course, should have known….a canuck…do me a favor, ask cruz to come back home

  • Criminal negligence.

  • It’s a violation of human rights..

  • eugenics

  • and the police are 100% okay with it.

    • more than 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty — less than $1.25 a day.
      So if we want to help all 3 billion your figure of 30 billion dollars would give each of them 10 dollars. That’s no where near enough to end world hunger.
      If we only focus on the 1.3 billion who are considered to be in extreme poverty your figure of 30 billion dollars would give each of them $23.08. That is still not even scratching the surface on what it would take to “end world hunger”
      Lets just for fun use all of the 737 billion dollars. That would give every person in poverty $245.67 or it would give every person in extreme poverty $566.92.
      Now that’s a little better but it would really only help for a very short amount of time. Once that money runs out they’re right back where they started.
      https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-global-poverty

  • So the people in there that commited non violent crimes just deserve what they get? God help this cold, cold world!

    • Before God will do anything, you should give it a try! Might be more effective!

    • Lol well i don’t think that they care much for my opinion. If I could change the world i certainly would….i do what i can….I try to be the change I wish to see…..one of my fav. Quotes.

    • I swear you took the words out my mouth. Most are victimless crimes. If a guy wants to get a hooker or smoke a joint its only illegal because the government doesnt profit off it yet it benefits and gives them more control to have it illegal. Its funny how they get on the internet and bait people into committing crimes. Its sick. Also funny how porn is getting paid for sex but they pay taxes so its perfectly legal. Its not a moral issue its a control and money issue

    • Omg yes….I have always sd all of this Chance Webb….

    • Misty DeJournett-Edwards i can go on about alot of things.

    • Lol me too

    • There is always a victim and an impact on someone.

  • i can·t beleive you americans still speak of the constitution and amendments as though they mean shit ! wake the fuck up already !

    • 😂

    • Nobody cares about your opinion. Worry about your own country

    • I’m thinking people will cling to it all the way to starvation and still not get a clue about human rights and freedoms.

    • The Constitution may not mean much to the US government, but it means plenty to the citizen.

    • Sean Rancourt hillbilly redneck lmao

    • Just because someone supports the Constitution and the principles the United States was founded on doesn’t make them a hillbilly redneck you ignoramus

    • And just because someone supports it doesn’t mean everyone does, stupid to think a piece of paper magically gives me freedoms that people think I have. In reality we have far more.

    • Max Prince No but his picture might give you a clue. lol

    • But that is just the thing. They do mean something, everything. The US Constitution is the common law of the land and when we try and convict the current government officials – who are taking legalised bribes to subvert the will of the people – for treason and impeach the Supreme Court Justices who voted for Citizens United, the only thing that will allow us to do these things legally is the Constitution. Otherwise we would have to do these things without any legal backing and we could not organise – first amendment, Freedom of Speech and right of assembly – or speak out to gather support. They would toss us in jail like in China for speaking out against the government. The Constitution is the only standing between us and all out fascism make no mistake. Yes they have completely ignored what they can but it remains the law and they know it.

    • Jonathon is exactly correct. I’m not saying that we don’t need to make changes to our government, because we absolutely do…
      the constitution is the way we as citizens will make those changes. It is the only thing that really matters in our government because it is the very instrument we can use to make the necessary changes. And history tells us that changes usually occur when the current government goes too far and the people will no longer take it. That momentum is clearly building. So while I appreciate everyone’s opinions, I can promise you, you are wrong about the constitution. It’s ALL we Americans have.

    • I’m a military veteran, and I’m ashamed of my country. The reason I got out is because it’s all going to shit.

    • Oh I see were not talking about the violent ways these laws are enforced.. My bad, continue living your life’s as seen suitable by everyone else under threat of violence.

    • the constitution is a ruse, law picks and chooses who is guilty and who is rich.

    • brainwashing,because it works…

    • Paul scarff British faggot

    • USA gets worse every year man. The UN views you as the world’s greatest threat to international security now. Get ur shit together America

    • Imagine if there was a peaceful/voluntary way instead of brute force to get people to coexist, imagine if it was all free will with no cages? But I guess you either don’t know there is or are too dumb to think about how it’d work.

    • Cam Rajewski The UN is run by the bankers/corporations… aka the Elite, the illuminati, the Askenazis etc… don’t think for a minute that they have any masses good interests at heart. They want one world religion, one world government, one militarised police force.
      Goal… depopulation, world domination.

    • Anyone who doesn’t love freedom or support the constitution.

    • I AGREE

  • I love the fact you guys want to think you know my mind….cracks me up….please read what i say, and try to understand what i said, before you try to tell me what i mean….come on guys/ girls….you have a brain….use it

    • pity your troll ass dont have no brain vince

    • lol….thats what you think….lol….stay Isolated in your own little sad world Kevin

    • even trolls hava a brain..:)

    • Sig Mar LOL see i have a sense of humor…i like that that

  • Sickness & disease to follow. This is an inescapable pathology.

  • The inmates are still human to.

  • #PresidentObama

  • Vince Luisi is just another big mouthed internet idiot whose wife is probably fucking the next door neighbor.

  • I worry about our military more that these inmates, they get better treatment and housing that the military doesn’t have. Put them in tents and take away the TV, computers, and weight rooms. Maybe they wouldn’t want to get back inside once they are released.

  • this is going now where fast….love the back and forth comments….but…its tiresome, when the replys are just childish….been fun….makes my day….you all enjoy yours….i will enjoy mine…..once any of you take the time to know me…..you will see i am not all that different than you…..any way caio

    • You’re right, that those passing judgment on you don’t know you. I think the basic thing was you passed judgment first declaring that the inmates earned their way to prison, so special accommodations shouldn’t be made. Where it all breaks down, is the fact that the inmates are being forced to use and bathe in poisonous water. I’m sure you’re probably a pretty decent person, and was probably misunderstood, so it shouldn’t be such a stretch to agree that their water situation could and should be much less toxic to use. Think of all the future health care costs from the toxins they’ve been soaked in whenever they’re released. This is America, and we’re more than capable of fixing this if we wanted, the prisons may have to wait a little longer, at least before the general public. The state is going to go bankrupt cleaning up this mess any way it shakes out. So nobody wins, especially the taxpayers. Have a good day sir.

    • And thank you for your service to our country. I wonder if the prison staff has access to clean water? Either way, it should be fixed asap. Thanks

  • Evil with free run oops I meant politicians doing the best they can. God bless them.

  • so what, they are criminals

    • say that now… but everyday people are going to jail for no good reason & when they get you there, they like to keep you around, so everyone is going to be a target, look at a cop funny, you go to jail, say the wrong thing on the internet, go to jail, think I am joking, do your homework/research

  • This kind of human or animal physical & psychological cruelty needs to be stopped.

  • Remember when it was so easy to believe that this is a great nation?

  • Try to avoid prison in Kochistan.

  • Ok, This goes out to Daniel Granado, Liza Null, Kimberlee Parker, Bryan Easterday, and Eric Cox….why do you follow this site and or repost, if you are not willing to have others disagree ….I read and reread your comments reguarding me….not one of you got or understand what I was saying….you are just sheep, you have no mind of your own…..and thats really sad…..but hey, who am I to judge….not me….so …I ask you…how can you judge me….? ?You have not been granted that power….only one has…and you are NOT that…..been fun….but i am done for now….wont reply to any others

  • I gues thats what the troops are fighting for 🙂

  • Flint is forcing the residents too. Why isn’t that considered to be cruel and unusual as well????

  • Cruel and unusual punishment

  • I appreciate what you are doing, but it makes me cry.

  • I normally agree with your position, but not this one.. perhaps had they been upstanding citizens and not broken the law they wouldn’t have to endure this. Perhaps it will make them think long and hard about their life choices

    • After being lead poisoned your not going to be thinking about anything

    • So you’re just going to lump all incarcerated people into one group? Brilliant.

    • Arent all inmates in prison for a reason? Why should the crime they committed matter?

    • Because our justice system is a fashionable success? because wrongful conviction isn’t a prevalent issue? Regardless of crime poisoned water supply is an issue for any and all humans involved. If breaking the law warrants poisoning revise your humanity.

    • I don’t think the law proscribes lead poisoning as penalty for any inmates crime. It starts with jails because nobody cares about them. Think how easy it is to break the law. One drink too many, a girl who looked 19 years old or some other little thing and boom, you get lead poisoning.

    • All poor decisions. Think before you act. And where is the outrage over the regular citizens of Flint?

    • Uh, there has been plenty of outrage for the “regular” citizens. Have you not heard of cruel and unusual punishment? Doing time is their punishment, not being forced to drink lead water.

    • I don’t feel sorry for criminals.

    • And politicians.. who are also criminals

    • Just because there locked up and generalized as criminals to people like you who look at the law as black and white doesn’t mean they were sentenced to poison themselves. They sentencing was incarceration and rehabilitation.

    • Oh? so tell me more how the non violent criminals deserve to be poisoned?

    • I suggest you read up on cruel and unusual punishment.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruel_and_unusual_punishment

    • I’m pretty sure that covers being forced to drink lead water.

    • I’m sure they aren’t being “forced”. All the residents of flint are in the same situation. Not like the prison has a choice, the water all comes from the same place.

    • Nowhere, in any sentencing guidelines, in any state, is being poisoned part of anyone’s sentencing. We are a civilized nation.

    • Yea, because the prison is responsible for the water quality. How about prosecuting the politicians responsible

    • I’m sure Gabriel Lutz they are not giving them bottled water, so yeah they are being forced into being poisoned. You can go without food for up to 30 days, not freaking water. Drink poison or die. Nice choice

    • And what prison is in Flint. Far as I can find only county Jail. So yeah, people for petty crap like unpaid fines are freaking being poisoned. Ridiculous

    • It’s not a damn Prison, it’s a county jail, where most people are waiting to go to court or are serving small sentences.

    • Exactly.

  • And, this has nothing to do with police accountability

  • Where’s Obama on this?

  • They will all have lead poisoning, the state is just at war against it’s own people, that’s just criminal and they want to elect Hillary the criminal to for the top job, just madness

  • Why is Obama not doing anything about this? He is really quiet. If he cares, like he says he does, then why is he silent and actionless? Why is Snyder not incarcerrated by now. If its was you or me, we would be hung by now! I guess privledge has its own law in the USA. If you are a cop, judge, lawyer, politician, corporation or corporate suck, bank, or just have money, then there is another set of laws that gives you a get out of jail free card and do what ever you want to do, just pay the dividend and all is good and the law will bypass you, like teflon is to food, doesnt stick.

  • Ooh well

  • who cares they put themselfs there deal with it

  • Omg

  • I understand people make dumb & even really stupid mistakes, myself included, BUT… no matter what people have done & no matter where they are…. are still human beings!

    • People like you are why repeat child molesters and killers are back on the streets.

    • Unless Beverly sits on a parole board, she’s not the reason they are back on the streets…

    • Leanne Deetz Some are scum, that is true & not denying it. But none the less they are human beings. So you are telling me everyone no matter what they have done deserves to be treated worse than a dog? If that is your opinion, then my dear, it is “YOU” that is the problem, not me. I don’t work for prisons nor do I sit a on a parole board anywhere, but I have been locked up for owing money. So unless you have been in jail & understand whats its like, you really need to SHUT you pie hole!!!!!!! SMF!!!!

  • Has a prison ever beeen successfully sued?

    • Yes.. The lawsuits are against the dept of corrections. A few yrs ago, a female in Washington state got pregnant by a male corrections officer. She had been there for a few years, and officials knew something was up. Turns out, he was messing w many of the women.

  • Good… They deserve that

  • You people that think this is okAy… Your sick. Thats all I got.

  • I was wondering about this…..

  • If they die …. they die. Criminals don’t count any longer! DRINK THE KOOL-AID-WATER!

    • They are people! Some innocent and guilty are imprisoned ( our court system is not perfect), they deserve clean water and decent food at least.

    • They deserve PUNISHMENT! I am sick of FELONS being coddled; if they die — they DIE! Screw ’em all!

    • John… Normally, I’d agree with you. Because I’m a pretty tough , hardcore no nonsense type of person. But, I have to say, there are people in there that have driving infractions, but clean records. Some are females who have been abused in domestic violent relationships, who couldn’t pay a ticket, and end up behind bars at local county jails. They truly don’t deserve to be poisoned. They need better judgement , and higher self esteem, etc. But they don’t deserve a death sentence. Lead passes through the reproductive systems, and it passes from one generation to the next. Nobody deserves that. Except baby rapers

    • People are people!! Period!! All precious in God’s site, He is the Highest Authority!! Period!! If he lives them, which he does. Then they should NOT be poisoned! Not Okay!!!!

  • They are in jailprison. Fuck them.

    • Guilty and some innocent people are imprisoned. What if it were you?

    • What if? What if my nuts fell off? I would be a eunuch. I don’t live by what ifs.

  • There are kids dying on the streets, homeless veterans etc. Oh- and FLINT. Sorry I don’t cry for criminals.

    • Due to the fact wrongful conviction is a prevalent issue in our country it wouldn’t be bad to spread an idea of positivity and consideration. Regardless of assumed legal status. These people are people too.

    • You don’t have to be a criminal to be in jail in the U.S, you can go to prison for collecting rain water.

  • Illegal, immoral

  • Unreal

  • Many could b incarcerated for no real crime:possession of marijuana for own use

    • Most of the morons just don’t get it, they think if you are in jail you’re some satanic peado lizard who murders grannies and deserve the full wroth of sauron. They don’t consider an innocent person waiting trail, retards here!

  • Many could be innocent

  • I see nothing wrong with it they have it easy 3 hot and a cot while we’re out here working to pay for them to have a vacation and no responsibilitys,,, what they should do is have them grow and farm what they eat any teach a trade so they have a chance when they come out and hold them accountable for learning while in there instead of suck off society’s tax dollars.

  • well then they’ll all be dead soon… it’s already too late, they drank the water

  • That’s horrible, and worse than normal, but most water in jail and prison is slightly toxic…

  • That’s what happens when you live in a country that doesn’t have the human rights act. UK take note!

  • Sounds like a gas chamber, but with liquid.

  • How do they breathe water?

  • The disgrace just keeps continuing to grow.

  • fuking A….If I had not even commented on this in the first place…..what would you people have to do doday??? glad i could be your source of amusment for the day…..but I do have a life….and it dosent envolve wasting any more time on this post…..now …I cant wait to see the next one…

  • Don’t go to prison then if I was in charge they wunt even get that

    • Innocent and guilty are imprisoned…some guilty go free, some innocent people lose in court. What it that that was you or someone you cared about drinking that water?

    • Then they are lucky because if I was in charge they wouldn’t have any water

  • Does not surprise one bit!

  • Now we should start new movement, #MilitaryThePolice, strap them with fully armour and weapon with a rubber bullet, whose got caught misbehaved, corrupt, killing civillian, rape and many more will be send to iraq, syria and afghan. Serve and protect they own ass.

  • Haha they should try some time in a foreign prison

  • Privatize prisons and this will be the norm

  • Political thugs

  • They did the crime now they can put up with the grime!

  • Fuck you bitches in prison and jail
    ROT IN HELL

  • America has turned into a third world country before our eyes

  • Hell…..so were the children

  • its time we hold the politicians responsible with litigation

  • Depends what they did.

  • i believe 99% were talking about the citizens of micghan dummies.

  • It’s meant to be a punishment

  • Same treatment they give illegally detained prisoners of war in Gitmo

  • wow glad i got some thoiught going on today, made my day, thanks everyone you all get an a

  • that is murder.

  • some people just doesnt get it mr. bob

  • Tough titties, you loose your rights when you are incarcerated

  • guess they shoulda stayed outta jail, huh

  • They would not be there if they did not commit a crime.

  • Oooooooh man you guys.. USA.. you’re getting worse by the year..

  • As a generalisation something to which i am not prone a hard core of american citizens are not moved by humanitarian considerations .

  • It’s prison. if u don’t wanna deal with the conditions, don’t commit the crime!

  • I’d ask for a transfer to Guantanamo,…In Flint it is a genocide and worse when you are incarcerated.

  • Good its meant to be hard time

  • The whole town has that problem not just the inmates!

  • Cruel and unusual punishment….forbidden by the constitution…

  • Fuck’em. They’re fucking degenerate fucks. Bunch of of fucking losers.

  • That’s crappy!

  • depending upon the crime ; let them drink till they can no longer drink.

  • Sounds like a law suit to me

  • WOW! Not nice. Let the people in congress drink this water and you will see how fast things are fixed!

  • Snyder is just disgusting. He should drink and bathe in the water.

  • Everyone is in jail and they dont even know it, sentenced to a life of work and a poor retirement

  • You cunts need to stop bitching take up arms and fight back kill the fucking Freemason dogs doing this shit

  • I am so glad we live in australia. This cop shit dosnt fly down here.

  • where is justice ?

  • Why isn’t Obama doing something about it? It’s clearly an emergency?

  • “Life is too short to wake up with regrets. Love the people who treat you right, Forget about the ones who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy. They just promised it would be worth it.”

  • who the fuck cares, their rapist killers and thieves, their not in daycare,they broke the law and by doing so they must be punished 2 the full extent of the law!!!!!

    • Most people in prison are there on trumped up charges, usually related to drugs. The full extent of the law doesn’t involve slowly poisoning people.

    • Oh you know who’s in there too! Yes only rapists and murderers go to prison so yeah that makes perfect sense. Oh wait…that dude smoked weed. Yep rapist

    • In flint there is jus the county jail. There isn’t a prison u fuckin idiot. So people there are there for non violent crimes unless being transferred to a prison. Do ur research otherwise u will look like a retard. Jus like u do now. Lol

    • GFYS,if you have no money to fight our corrupt justice system you can end up in prison for a crime you didn’t commit,I hope you and all the idiots like you get railroaded into prison and fucked up your sorry asshole.

    • Must be fantastic to be so godamn perfect Joseph. The guy currently writing this has been locked up before, and guess what, I got out and am now a productive citizen in society, not everyone in there is doing life, as a matter of fact most people locked up are not doing life. Let me break that down for you, most of those individuals will be set free, so I ask you Sir DICKHEAD Joseph Oh So Mighty Burns, do they deserve to get poisoned and suffer the consequences of that point for life because they broke the law? Yiu fucking twat

    • Joseph Burns . Congratulations . You just got the dumb cunt of the year award . Professor Fuckwit

    • Punished by lawn not poisoning them with fucking lead.

    • People are there on very smal charges now,like loitering, and shoplifting.

    • People who are supposedly not just as bad as the those you mentioned, that’s wtf should care…

    • lol . with your mentality you should be in jail your self. you’d bring nothing but harm to others with your stupidity. as of now you’re giving us all cancer lol

    • It doesn’t say anywhere in any of their convictions that the judgement was to include as punishment being poisoned with contaminated water. You should be careful to not make advertising your limitations like this in public settings a habit. Although it is appreciated by everyone else.

    • *they’re

    • It cruel and unusual punishment.

    • They do do not deserve this. No one does.

    • Joseph Burns….
      And I suppose you believe you live in a good Christian and Civilized society.
      Well think again, of course if you have the capacity to think.

  • I wish everyone cared as much about law-abiding citizens as they do about the criminals

  • Savages

  • Dan Streeter Allen Golomski bet they won’t commit any more crimes in flint

  • Cruel and unusual punishment!! They aren’t just caged animals. Not everyone behind bars is an evil monster. Our penal system is full of people who committed minor offences. Traffic tickets, a bag of weed, contempt of court. If it’s the local jail that is probably exactly what a lot are in for. Either way still can’t intentionally poision people. You go to prison for that. Just like whoever was involved with decision making for changing the water should be prosecutedr!!! Real criminals go to jail!!!

    • no they dont

    • hella cops are still cops!!?

    • The lead levels in people haven’t had much change. So I think the damage is already Done. I’m thankful just just have well water.

    • You are correct in your assessment. Recent studies conservatively estimate that as many as 20% of the prison population are innocent. Up To 10% are mentally ill. And the vast majority of the guilty are non -violent drug offenders. The criminal justice system has been corrupted to its core. In NYC a recent NY Times article estimated that as many as 850 thousand predominantly young {innocent} black and Hispanic men have been falsely accused, many wrongly convicted and imprisoned to make arrest quotas. Listen to this interview with one of the most honest police officer ever to have served on the NYPD. NYC Police Officer Adrian Schoolcraft secretly recorded his supervisors telling officers to manipulate crime statistics and make illegal arrests of young black and Hispanic men. http://m.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/414/right-to-remain-silent

  • Eugenics in full swing…

    • Dude I don’t think you know whos side they’re on….

  • Wahhfucking wahhh … If it happened more often we wouldn’t have idiots getting out and committing more crimes – their ass would be afraid of that jail instead of thinking of it as their second home

    • Todd you are a real asshole .

    • Lick the boot!

    • Pat Griffith no the assholes are the ones who keep mollycoddling criminal scum … We’re guaranteed equal justice ??.. Allright I did my 39 days on the pea farm as a kid .. Never Di anything to go back since … Now how bout we put actual criminals in the same conditions ? .. Equal means Dequan after all… And for the record – while I am 100 percent against criminal cops — I’m also against scumbag criminals — and don’t think any of em deserve any treatment better than what I got for that speeding ticket all them years ago 80mph over the speed limit)

    • 80% of prison inmates are there for drug-related crimes. Which are not even crimes!

      Drug prohibitions are 100% illegal, because we own our own bodies, and the state has no lawful authority to violate that right. These are clear violations of our 4th amendment right to “Be secure in our persons”. Which means if anyone is going out committing crimes, it’s the fucking government, the police who enforce these illegal laws, and the fucking prosecutors who illegally imprison people for exercising their rights!

    • Jim Dunakin If there’s a law against it and you choose to break that law you are a criminal … Fuck em .. Let em suffer for being stupid enough to get caught then whine about it

    • Todd sounds like a correctional guard who’s wife is leaving him for someone who has a old jail record….

    • he basically said any and all laws must be obeyed, regardless… true lickery of das boot

    • Icarus Adams no what I said was if you know it’s against the law, do it and are dumb enough to get caught – you got it coming fuck ya

    • Todd, you are NOT a criminal if you disobey an illegal law. The reason ALL government employees, including cops, are made to swear an oath to uphold the Constitution when they are hired, is because it is their duty to refuse ANY unlawful order. Including orders telling them to enforce unconstitutional laws. And you have no duty to obey any illegal law.

      If they do not refuse, and violate your rights, THEY are the criminals! Even SCOTUS has ruled that you have the right to defend yourself against any criminal, including police, even when they are on duty and in uniform.

    • So todd, for a speeding ticket, you should have had to eat, drink, and bathe in poisonous water?

    • i think so someone fix his homes tap system to match theirs

  • Just goes to show you nobody fucking cares . Apparently not the government the State the Congress or Senate or the President and the list goes on.

  • True, alot of jails.

  • The water crisis is a crime in itself and no one not even convicted felons should be forced to use it but the word vulnerable doesn’t apply to them. To their victims yes. To the bad guys? No. They are incarcerated for being aggressors not vulnerable.

    • Dumb comment !

    • Dumb criminals.

    • Jimmy Mercado THE DOUCHE IS STRONG IN YOU !

    • I agree to some extent but not everyone in prison is guilty and not every inmate is there for aggressive or violent behavior. Some may not even have any victims. It’s fucked up regardless.

    • Jimmy Mercado 80% of prison inmates are there for drug-related crimes. Which are not even crimes!

      Drug prohibitions are 100% illegal, because we own our own bodies, and the state has no lawful authority to violate that right. These are clear violations of our 4th amendment right to “Be secure in our persons”. Which means if anyone is going out committing crimes, it’s the fucking government, the police who enforce these illegal laws, and the fucking prosecutors who illegally imprison people for exercising their rights!

    • True. Ok. Just the bad deserving of punishment then.

    • Poisoned water is not a punishment we impose in america……

    • I was referring to the original topic of labelling criminals vulnerable.

    • Jimmy Mercado they are vulnerable there inside a prison away from the public no news crews inside know one knows what’s going on behind those bars !

    • I do. Its not pretty. Its not fair. Ill leave it at that.

    • There are basic human rights whether you are in prison or not. Clean drinking water is one of them. It doesn’t matter what your crime is, the government is obligated to meet certain basic rights until that person is no longer “in the care of the state”.

    • You do know that there are many innocent pple in prison right?

    • Ive been locked up for something I did not do and have never been so vulnerable…….you have not been there or locked up for something stupid like weed which should not be there. The meaning of vulnerable is susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm….there is no place like prison to make you more vulnerable so you have no clue!

    • Jimmy Mercado def of vulnerable applies to people in jail. (of a person) in need of special care, support, or protection because of age, disability, or risk of abuse or neglect

    • the very things that happen in jails and prisons.. Abuse and neglect

    • And the victims of crime?

    • Spoken like a true idiot…

    • Again. And the victims of crime?

    • Jimmy Mercado Are you a cop? Victims of intentional poisoning by only allowing that poisoned water to drink and bathe in is a crime. Could they go elsewhere for untainted water? No, so they were being victimized.

    • Jimmy Mercado wtf does that have to do with feeding people poisonous water. Nice try at deflecting, you failed.

    • America is not free. She has fallen. Shame on you all.

    • smoking pot can get you sent to prison, a victimless crime

  • I have heard of a like iron in your diet, but lead can’t be good. This is stuff we here in third world countries and very undeveloped countries but not in America, Flint is putting money a profits in the wrong assets, human life is our greatest asset.

  • Arrest Snyder/ ARREST SNYDER/ARREST SNYDER/ARREST SNYDER

  • Haven’t you Yanks heard about “duty of care”?

  • they earned it

  • They should be dead anyway.

  • They should soon have some new cellmates , ie the government officials who created this mess .

  • IF THEY ARE KILLERS AND RAPIST, FK THEM, FOR EVERYONE ELSE, IT’S DISGUSTING!!

  • Bummer! Your in jail for a reason, how humane was your crime!!!

    • jail is traffic tickets, drug offenses, and other very petty things. the other people go to a place called prison. in case you needed more help, they are two seperate places.

    • Not really, I don’t go to jail for any reason!
      Just cause it’s petty doesn’t mean shit,
      Just don’t do that!
      So suck it tyler!!

  • Wouldn’t really call inmates vulnerable.

  • Now I know where to send the Syrian refugees. Flint Michigan.

  • Michigan officials tell resident they must pay for toxic water or else they will repo their children! Not even in Nazi Germany!

    Not only is the Michigan government poisoning residents, but now they are threatening to take their children for not paying for it

    Land of the FREE and home of the CAGED!

    http://thefreethoughtproject.com/flint-residents-told-children-pay-citys-poison-water/

  • There is a war against the entire working class: USA Fed gives guarantee that the government maintains a 90% Prison occupancy rate for at least 20 years.

    America is 4% of world’s population yet over 30% of world’s prisoners! Merica has the largest children’s prisoner population in history of civilization! Such a healthy place for all the boys and girls!

    1 in 32 incarcerated at a cost of $600 Billion a year – more than enough to send everyone to college forever! This is shocking when you consider that 139 Billion would eradicate world hunger!

    Incarceration rates have tripled over the last couple decades. No other country in civilization has ever approached these levels of incarceration. Although the cost of education has risen 700% over the last decade, the cost of incarceration has risen six times more than education!

    America is a carceral state!

    – New Yorker.com Feb 2012

    http://govtslaves.info/govt-guarantees-90-occupancy-rate-in-private-prisons/

    “You can judge a society by how well it treats its prisoners”.

    Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • SHOULD NOBODY DRINK THAT FILTHY WATER ! GIVE SOME OF THAT DONATED WATER TO INMATES TO DRINK !!!

  • this water should be routed to the legislative, the judicial and the executive branches lol now thats putting my tax money to good use

  • What about the citizens who pay taxes to keep these people incarcerated?

  • Fuck them they’re in jail…..

    • Smh.. Please don’t let you end up in jail on some bs and be forced to bathe, eat and use poisoned water.. Not everyone in jail killed somebody. It could be for traffic tickets, or straight up lies.. You already have to serve very hard time so now poisoning prisoners is the new norm? You guys are accepting that too? Wow…

    • Been there plenty of times… People just got to there time and don’t come back…

  • Let them go free the world is messed up as it is

  • Too much Flint…

  • I have mixed feelings about this

  • Eregaurdless of what a person has done! We need to treat them with dignaty. I the the Gov and all that helped with the poisoning of the water in Flint need to be behind bars!!!

    • Oops! I mean the Gov and all that helped with the poisoning of the water need to be behind bars.

    • **regardless

    • Jesus Christ on a cross. I assume you call yourself trinity on the matrix chat boards:(

    • The Matrix trilogy were terrible films lol

  • So what?

  • Is there room for more?

  • This is sickening

  • Proving once again why people want to leave the US lol your country is fucked

  • Why they showing some white man… They need to drink it… FUCC ur cracker life…

  • There water needs to he fixed. No one deserves this

  • those are the conditions that has to be the jail for the them governor of michigan to see how he liks the water that people drink inn that town

  • Wow!

  • How are we to know that this is even true? Because, ya know, if it is, then almost every one of these inmates will be able to file a class action inhumane lawsuit w intentions to harm . They will all walk away with a whole lot of cash. There are laws that protect all people, and those that are incarcerated . its called The Geneva Convention.

  • Moral of the story don’t get locked up in flint dumbass

  • ROUND UP ALL KNOWN CHILD MOLESTERS, AND STICK THEM IN THERE. MAKE THEM DRINK!!

  • And, folks, did ANY OF YOU happen to see a movie, it came out , near 7 yrs ago, called Erin Brockovich ??? It’s about PG&E and Hinkley, Calif. They’d ( we) had been being poisoned for YEARS AND YEARS with hexavalent chromium 6, a major toxic deadly contaminant, and Nobody wanted to do anything then , either. They ( PG&E) are still doing it, but claim innocence. This is all a bunch of crap.

  • call your fucking lizaed you dumb fucks.

  • They have glass toilets? here it’s just stainless steel. Even the sink is glass!! *porcelin

  • Hoping it’s the CHESTERS n rapists

  • Considering how many innocent people are in prisons right now, I couldn’t imagine how many innocents are being punished, as well as the ones who are there for stupid charges.

  • AND SO DO LAW BIDDING CITIZENS WHO DID NOTHING WRONG

  • They’re not in jail for being Good Samaritans, get on with it good enough for them

  • Cruel and unusual punishment?……I think so.

  • Who gives a shit, perhaps they shouldn’t of broke the law… To much money is wasted taking care of scumbags

    • Congratulations! You’re officially the dumbest person on the internet

    • Woohoooo what do I win!!??

    • Hopefully a new brain …

    • LoL. No.

    • What a loser.

    • I hope you wind up in prison.

    • Joseph Demary…..you are one seriously ignorant and completely uneducated idiot.
      Take your medication and go on back to bed.

    • Muthafucka let me tell u something u faggot ass pantywaist piece of shit!!! I went to prison for protecting my child n i would do it again! If i was to ever see you id spit straight in your bitch ass face!! Punk

    • Amy, did you skip ur meds today? You been in Prison eh? Shocking!! Lol I love it when ghetto whitetrash whores spit on me! Oohhhhhyaaa baby don’t threaten me with a good time!!

  • I recommend staying home next time.

  • This water act is a crime against UNIVERSAL OR NATURAL LAW THE CORE FOUNDATION OF OUR CONSTITUTION.

  • Those prisoners may have a lawsuit

  • only in americon

  • Don’t go to jail oh hey there is a solution

  • oh is that not a shame.I wonder what there crime was cruel and inhumaine

  • Most vulnerable???? You have to be kidding…..

  • The MOST vulnerable? We kill shelter dogs simply for being homeless. fix and release

  • whaile muslims get free everything and the best arent we just pathatic to put up with this change

  • Sad but true

  • rev wright was right.GODDAMN AMERIKKKA!!!

  • MAKE THIS VIRAL. ‘Like’ + Share + Comment (even 2 words)!

  • MAKE THIS VIRAL. ‘Like’ + Share + Comment (even 2 words)!

  • #RunFromPopo

  • It’s funny to see all these “Fuck the prisoner” comments from simple minded losers.

  • Now people are worried about the constiution. Hilarious.

  • Is anyone surprised

  • Shouldn’t have gotten into trouble yes it sucks but if they hadn’t gotten in trouble they could have options.

  • Who was confused about how fucked up America is? We’re so glad you white people are finally opening your eyes, no, wait, WE ARE FORCING YOU TO ADMIT HOW FUCKED UP THIS PLACE REALLY IS!! ONLY IGNORANT, INSENSITIVE BIGOTS THOUGHT AMERICA WAS GREAT IN THE FIRST PLACE!!

  • So fucked so wrong

  • I bet those prisons are privately owned as well. Seriously, wtf is wrong with this country. These guys should receive immediate FEMA assistance. The Governor should be arrested, and so should his staff or anyone else that had a part in this. It’s fucking disgusting. No fucking justice.

  • Jails are torture beyond punishment

  • Waaaaaah&

  • Talk about inhuman treatment.*These inmates still deserve to be treated like humans.*Talk about cruel. That’s horrible….

  • Rich ppl who give a shit.. this is your time to shine…

  • Please, most vulnerable? These re criminals, so what! The citizens of Flint are the ones I’m worried about

  • I smell lawsuit!

  • fuck em do tha crime do tha time SIMPLE jail is not a fucking holiday resort

  • :X

  • :X

  • Crime really doesn’t pay

  • Crime really doesn’t pay

  • Please jail all the people in authority–Now. They are the Real Criminals!! And begin with that hideous (from day one) Governor!!!!

    • who would run the jail?

    • Joshua Shawn Fricke – We’ll find someone. Still lots of unemployed out there. Can’t be worse than these scumbags.

  • Please jail all the people in authority–Now. They are the Real Criminals!! And begin with that hideous (from day one) Governor!!!!

    • who would run the jail?

    • Joshua Shawn Fricke – We’ll find someone. Still lots of unemployed out there. Can’t be worse than these scumbags.

  • Not surprised

  • Not surprised

  • Sue your government , it’s what any decent law abiding person would do, unlike the gov

  • Sue your government , it’s what any decent law abiding person would do, unlike the gov

  • Love Idiocracy

  • Love Idiocracy

  • This didn’t only affect inmates in Flint, Michigan! This effected the entire community of Flint, Michigan!

  • This didn’t only affect inmates in Flint, Michigan! This effected the entire community of Flint, Michigan!

  • just one more reason not to be a law breaking idiot and get your ass locked up.

    • Hopefully you have kids and one of them goes to jail for something they didn’t do.

  • just one more reason not to be a law breaking idiot and get your ass locked up.

    • Hopefully you have kids and one of them goes to jail for something they didn’t do.

  • Side effects, government is the issue here? Who puts them in jail for living ways that others see unfit that punish by using force to get them into cages and treat them as slaves? The water? If there was no jail and we [not gonna type the whole thing, look into anarchy’s way of dealing with people, it involves nonviolent and voluntary forms of consiqueses to others without interfering with their freedoms], no one would be drinking that water (involuntarily)

    • So you’re saying there shouldn’t be any kind of jail system? How about for murderers ,rapists, and child molesters?

    • Absolutely, and no not even for them, there are ways to deal with people that rape, kill, etc. In a way that no one has to be stripped of their freedoms. It’s through voluntary affiliation, if someone does that and gets caught (there can still be ways to find that out) they can be publicly exposed (inform the community, post on a designated website, ect.) So people can choose if they want to affiliate with that person, if they don’t, the person has to move or redeem themselves because there are certain things you need in this day and age, that doesn’t interfere with their rights, they still have the right to buy a bag of chips, but the owners have the right to refuse service, and if they do provide the service people who strongly disagree can boycott basically to show how they don’t support their actions, and its a little more intricate, cause if people don’t care no one will do anything, and I’m sure I missed a few points but that’s a breif introduction into the topic, and obviously we should teach ourselves and loved ones how to protect themselves (currently and if we get rid of prisons)

    • This is an interesting idea and you kind of seen it work a little bit on social media where someone beats their dog and then everybody totally turns on them. then they just get so bombarded by other people that the cops don’t even give them the worst punishment it’s actually society that’s really punish them where they have to move and try to restart their life over again and so we have seen public punishment and it does work so this is an interesting idea that you’re putting forth and in certain circumstances it absolutely could work but you have to understand to that there would be a lot of vigilante justice so if you found out that your next door neighbor was a child molester you can almost guarantee that there’s going to be a squad of really pissed off people that are probably going to fucking kill that dude.

    • Yeah and then repeat the process listed above, and you understand that today that happens with a government, both have their flaws, this is one both have in common

  • Side effects, government is the issue here? Who puts them in jail for living ways that others see unfit that punish by using force to get them into cages and treat them as slaves? The water? If there was no jail and we [not gonna type the whole thing, look into anarchy’s way of dealing with people, it involves nonviolent and voluntary forms of consiqueses to others without interfering with their freedoms], no one would be drinking that water (involuntarily)

    • So you’re saying there shouldn’t be any kind of jail system? How about for murderers ,rapists, and child molesters?

    • Absolutely, and no not even for them, there are ways to deal with people that rape, kill, etc. In a way that no one has to be stripped of their freedoms. It’s through voluntary affiliation, if someone does that and gets caught (there can still be ways to find that out) they can be publicly exposed (inform the community, post on a designated website, ect.) So people can choose if they want to affiliate with that person, if they don’t, the person has to move or redeem themselves because there are certain things you need in this day and age, that doesn’t interfere with their rights, they still have the right to buy a bag of chips, but the owners have the right to refuse service, and if they do provide the service people who strongly disagree can boycott basically to show how they don’t support their actions, and its a little more intricate, cause if people don’t care no one will do anything, and I’m sure I missed a few points but that’s a breif introduction into the topic, and obviously we should teach ourselves and loved ones how to protect themselves (currently and if we get rid of prisons)

    • This is an interesting idea and you kind of seen it work a little bit on social media where someone beats their dog and then everybody totally turns on them. then they just get so bombarded by other people that the cops don’t even give them the worst punishment it’s actually society that’s really punish them where they have to move and try to restart their life over again and so we have seen public punishment and it does work so this is an interesting idea that you’re putting forth and in certain circumstances it absolutely could work but you have to understand to that there would be a lot of vigilante justice so if you found out that your next door neighbor was a child molester you can almost guarantee that there’s going to be a squad of really pissed off people that are probably going to fucking kill that dude.

    • Yeah and then repeat the process listed above, and you understand that today that happens with a government, both have their flaws, this is one both have in common

  • I know right. Lol

  • I know right. Lol

  • Terrible!

  • Terrible!

  • Yes , these people are easily forgotten, a tragety.

  • Yes , these people are easily forgotten, a tragety.

  • Same at Blount County jail–TN.

  • disgusting

  • That’s “cruel and unusual punishment” man… Messed up.. The Governor needs held accountable!!

  • That’s “cruel and unusual punishment” man… Messed up.. The Governor needs held accountable!!

  • How are the inmates not rioting

  • How are the inmates not rioting

  • The ignorance is these comments. “Who cares? There convicts!” You people are right. They may be exactly that. But someone who gets arrested for marijuana, driving with a suspended license, child support, etc…don’t need to be poisoned. It’s not death row. Smh.

  • This gotta be fake i hope, i dont keep up with american politics but if Trump really said this he is more stupid than i tought

  • This gotta be fake i hope, i dont keep up with american politics but if Trump really said this he is more stupid than i tought

  • Put.Lansing.politation.to.jail.

  • Put.Lansing.politation.to.jail.

  • Hasn’t anybody figured out, they don’t care.

  • Hasn’t anybody figured out, they don’t care.

  • Fark that’s knowingly killing your people, the people who trust you,I could never do that. Stand together people, it’s the only way you will survive, not win.

  • Fark that’s knowingly killing your people, the people who trust you,I could never do that. Stand together people, it’s the only way you will survive, not win.

  • This is the Fucking System…Fuck The System..

  • This is the Fucking System…Fuck The System..

  • It’s from a movie. Idiocracy.

  • It’s from a movie. Idiocracy.

  • So messed up

  • So messed up

  • So was everyone else in the area. Those responsible should be prosecuted. The whole thing is outrageous.

  • So was everyone else in the area. Those responsible should be prosecuted. The whole thing is outrageous.

  • Human rights violation. Not that the government will accept any responsibility for this latest one in their long history of abuses and evil acts.

  • Human rights violation. Not that the government will accept any responsibility for this latest one in their long history of abuses and evil acts.

  • Well a little cruel and unusual, but they are doing it to Most of US Citizens now.

  • Well a little cruel and unusual, but they are doing it to Most of US Citizens now.

  • someone needs to go to jail for this decision

  • someone needs to go to jail for this decision

  • Sad,wrong,but at same time homeless children,VETS have not even a bed and they do.

    • Yeah but they have freedom and can choose to be with loved ones if they want. I would rather be homeless than in prison.

    • Well the people in prison have the choice of being homeless in prison!!!!

      they chose prison!

    • There is NO prison in Flint, it’s a county jail.
      Jesusfuckingchrist

  • Sad,wrong,but at same time homeless children,VETS have not even a bed and they do.

    • Yeah but they have freedom and can choose to be with loved ones if they want. I would rather be homeless than in prison.

    • Well the people in prison have the choice of being homeless in prison!!!!

      they chose prison!

    • There is NO prison in Flint, it’s a county jail.
      Jesusfuckingchrist

  • That’s hard to believe.

  • That’s hard to believe.

  • Time to start a crowd funder PROJECT. WHO’S up FOR Some justice 3

  • Time to start a crowd funder PROJECT. WHO’S up FOR Some justice 3

  • It’s government, what else can we expect?

  • It’s government, what else can we expect?

  • http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/247747.php
    Did they have an established country? Or were they constantly feuding with each other and not hold parcels of land

  • http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/247747.php
    Did they have an established country? Or were they constantly feuding with each other and not hold parcels of land

  • What Kevin Murphy said, though I don’t agree with what are federal government did. It is not every white persons responsible today.
    Just like like the Japanese that bombed Peril harbor it is not every Japanese person today.

  • What Kevin Murphy said, though I don’t agree with what are federal government did. It is not every white persons responsible today.
    Just like like the Japanese that bombed Peril harbor it is not every Japanese person today.

  • And were the Native Americans here since the beginning of time ?
    Where did they come from ?

  • And were the Native Americans here since the beginning of time ?
    Where did they come from ?

  • People should be more upset about the actual law abiding citizens who’s contained government water is giving child services the authority to take children from their mothers and fathers for tax payer paid poor living conditions. This is one of many contamination atrocities that our “elected” leaders have brought upon the very people they’ve sworn to help
    Wake Up

    • Why can’t we be outraged about all of it? You pick and choose if you want.

    • Because people in prison don’t deserve the same level of sympathy as those who chose to obey laws!

      If we live in your world and treat everyone the same, irrespective of their actions then whats the point in people paying for fuel, shopping etc?

    • How do you know all of these inmates actually broke the law?

    • As a person who has been in the system I can honestly say that it doesn’t matter if you are innocent. You relinquish your rights from the day you are sentenced. That being said I don’t condemn either way, the people of our world have been guinea pigs since the separation of poverty and nobility. We allow so many things to slide thinking that we elected them they wouldn’t do that to us mentality. I’m simply saying that the people in which we are given as leaders should be held just as liable for their crimes as the men in jail and that the state being at fault should not have the right to threaten to dissolve families over it. We’re to busy looking at the front page to see the real problems that lay deeper within.

  • People should be more upset about the actual law abiding citizens who’s contained government water is giving child services the authority to take children from their mothers and fathers for tax payer paid poor living conditions. This is one of many contamination atrocities that our “elected” leaders have brought upon the very people they’ve sworn to help
    Wake Up

    • Why can’t we be outraged about all of it? You pick and choose if you want.

    • Because people in prison don’t deserve the same level of sympathy as those who chose to obey laws!

      If we live in your world and treat everyone the same, irrespective of their actions then whats the point in people paying for fuel, shopping etc?

    • How do you know all of these inmates actually broke the law?

    • As a person who has been in the system I can honestly say that it doesn’t matter if you are innocent. You relinquish your rights from the day you are sentenced. That being said I don’t condemn either way, the people of our world have been guinea pigs since the separation of poverty and nobility. We allow so many things to slide thinking that we elected them they wouldn’t do that to us mentality. I’m simply saying that the people in which we are given as leaders should be held just as liable for their crimes as the men in jail and that the state being at fault should not have the right to threaten to dissolve families over it. We’re to busy looking at the front page to see the real problems that lay deeper within.

  • No cryin’ allowed. If you can’t do the disease then don’t do the crime…

  • No cryin’ allowed. If you can’t do the disease then don’t do the crime…

  • Welcome to Obama’s Amerika.

  • Welcome to Obama’s Amerika.

  • There in prison they gave up there rights when committed there crimes uch as pedophiles, rapists and murders do you think these type of people thought of there victims rights

    • Prisoners are people. They do not give up their right just because they’re incarcerated.

    • well lets bring back capital punishment

    • I mean do you think young boys and girls have no rights

    • I’m not saying all criminals just the severe ones

    • They do not deserve to be poisoned like this.

    • Lol Joe you are the reason aliens won’t visit us

    • They will come Skylar when we show that we won’t tolerate scumbags lol

    • OK let us just castrate them then they cant multiply problem solved

    • Shut the fuck up dipshit!! There are a ton of non violent people and mentally ill people in prison that absolutely do not belong there. We are a free nation with the biggest prison population in the world..

    • I am only talking about predators jesus cant you read never said anything about non violent people and mentally ill

    • get in the convo look at my original post

    • Joe, that same way of thinking lead to them ignoring to people of flint as well. You cannot separate the two in this instance. Wrong = wrong.

    • I see that but when you actually look at how inmates are fed and so many starving people in North America ie a sort of justice even though it is wrong

    • Rashawn J Samuel, have you ever lived or even BEEN to Flint?!

    • The people of Flint we’re being ignored the moment GM left!

    • You want the true face and voice of Flint?!
      Then stfu and fucking listen.
      https://m.facebook.com/KING810FLINT/

      https://youtu.be/4bYu8eOEdyQ

    • Not all people in prisons are guilty, the US justice system is so corrupt and incompetent.

    • Yes true enough

    • fucking fascist

    • Kevin Goody

    • What we ll have to do is stand together not apart against those who oppress us

    • United we stand divided we fall the government uses us like puppets

    • There is no prison in flint. It is a county jail. People are there for petty crimes and people who HAVE NOT been convicted waiting for trial. We are NOT a 3rd world country. We are civilized. Inhumane treatment of our prisoners is unacceptable.

    • You are a shitty person

    • Hahahahahahaha Merica!

    • Nagol Namrettib I may be but i am a person who thinks that rapists murders and child molesters shouldn’t have rights so yeah if that makes me a shitty person than i don’t mind!!!!

    • What about the person in prison for murdering a child molester

    • Really 😛

    • Country Jail, not a fucking Prison. There is NO prison in Flint.
      Learn the difference.

  • There in prison they gave up there rights when committed there crimes uch as pedophiles, rapists and murders do you think these type of people thought of there victims rights

    • Prisoners are people. They do not give up their right just because they’re incarcerated.

    • well lets bring back capital punishment

    • I mean do you think young boys and girls have no rights

    • I’m not saying all criminals just the severe ones

    • They do not deserve to be poisoned like this.

    • Lol Joe you are the reason aliens won’t visit us

    • They will come Skylar when we show that we won’t tolerate scumbags lol

    • OK let us just castrate them then they cant multiply problem solved

    • Shut the fuck up dipshit!! There are a ton of non violent people and mentally ill people in prison that absolutely do not belong there. We are a free nation with the biggest prison population in the world..

    • I am only talking about predators jesus cant you read never said anything about non violent people and mentally ill

    • get in the convo look at my original post

    • Joe, that same way of thinking lead to them ignoring to people of flint as well. You cannot separate the two in this instance. Wrong = wrong.

    • I see that but when you actually look at how inmates are fed and so many starving people in North America ie a sort of justice even though it is wrong

    • Rashawn J Samuel, have you ever lived or even BEEN to Flint?!

    • The people of Flint we’re being ignored the moment GM left!

    • You want the true face and voice of Flint?!
      Then stfu and fucking listen.
      https://m.facebook.com/KING810FLINT/

      https://youtu.be/4bYu8eOEdyQ

    • Not all people in prisons are guilty, the US justice system is so corrupt and incompetent.

    • Yes true enough

    • fucking fascist

    • Kevin Goody

    • What we ll have to do is stand together not apart against those who oppress us

    • United we stand divided we fall the government uses us like puppets

    • There is no prison in flint. It is a county jail. People are there for petty crimes and people who HAVE NOT been convicted waiting for trial. We are NOT a 3rd world country. We are civilized. Inhumane treatment of our prisoners is unacceptable.

    • You are a shitty person

    • Hahahahahahaha Merica!

    • Nagol Namrettib I may be but i am a person who thinks that rapists murders and child molesters shouldn’t have rights so yeah if that makes me a shitty person than i don’t mind!!!!

    • What about the person in prison for murdering a child molester

    • Really 😛

    • Country Jail, not a fucking Prison. There is NO prison in Flint.
      Learn the difference.

  • Who cares

  • Who cares

  • “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.”

    -Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.”

    -Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • The officials in Flint Michigan need to be forced to drink that water or killed

  • The officials in Flint Michigan need to be forced to drink that water or killed

  • Haven’t we based endless wars on other countries imposing similar conditions on THEIR citizens?

  • being in power means that they know how to dodge blame , duck responsibility and to lie whenever its convenient .
    There will be no consequences for anyone in power because of the crimes they commited and the torture they forced inmates , and civillians alike to go thru , think about , seriously .. what are they going to DO about it ? protest ?? walk up and down waving placards they had specially printed at a politician owned printery ?
    OK , so go DO that , what do you achieve ? they still wealthy and healthy and untouched , IF the media was allowed to cover it , its not going to affect anyone .. maybe get civillians arrested for protesting ..

    You got the land of the free , andyou are fre to buy all the freedom and justice you want in this world , if you cant do that , then you free to shut up and go earn the really free more tax to support their way of life ..

  • being in power means that they know how to dodge blame , duck responsibility and to lie whenever its convenient .
    There will be no consequences for anyone in power because of the crimes they commited and the torture they forced inmates , and civillians alike to go thru , think about , seriously .. what are they going to DO about it ? protest ?? walk up and down waving placards they had specially printed at a politician owned printery ?
    OK , so go DO that , what do you achieve ? they still wealthy and healthy and untouched , IF the media was allowed to cover it , its not going to affect anyone .. maybe get civillians arrested for protesting ..

    You got the land of the free , andyou are fre to buy all the freedom and justice you want in this world , if you cant do that , then you free to shut up and go earn the really free more tax to support their way of life ..

  • All i see here in this post is a lot of bleeding hearts so sad there criminals!!!!!

  • All i see here in this post is a lot of bleeding hearts so sad there criminals!!!!!

  • Well at least there all going to he’ll on the upside.

  • Well at least there all going to he’ll on the upside.

  • Now I know why I hate michigan

  • Now I know why I hate michigan

  • Fuck ’em. Why should any attention go SPECIFICALLY to the inmates? What about EVERYBODY else?

  • Fuck ’em. Why should any attention go SPECIFICALLY to the inmates? What about EVERYBODY else?

  • Please

  • fuck the prison <3

  • fuck the prison <3

  • For the folks that are dismissing this, that is the same type of thinking that lead them to ignore the people of Flint as well. You cannot separate the two, this is Merica!! Not some third-world backwards shithole. Wrong = wrong, no matter the situation. No one deserves this!!

    • Thank you. Besides it’s not a prison, but a county jail. People are there for not paying fines and petty crimes too. Not to mention people waiting for trial who have not been convicted yet and may be innocent. Either way, inhumane treatment of prisoners is wrong.

  • For the folks that are dismissing this, that is the same type of thinking that lead them to ignore the people of Flint as well. You cannot separate the two, this is Merica!! Not some third-world backwards shithole. Wrong = wrong, no matter the situation. No one deserves this!!

    • Thank you. Besides it’s not a prison, but a county jail. People are there for not paying fines and petty crimes too. Not to mention people waiting for trial who have not been convicted yet and may be innocent. Either way, inhumane treatment of prisoners is wrong.

  • Capitalism sucks.

  • Capitalism sucks.

  • Remember Johnny Cash – “WALK THE LINE.” Folsom Prison had the same problem. The rich and greedy do not give a FFFF…

  • Remember Johnny Cash – “WALK THE LINE.” Folsom Prison had the same problem. The rich and greedy do not give a FFFF…

  • What kind of society do we live in…. Make people sick by “sick people”

  • What kind of society do we live in…. Make people sick by “sick people”

  • Pregnant inmate women?

  • Pregnant inmate women?

  • Blow them up! Out of the block!

  • That is unjust behavior

  • Devoid of ANY real human values.

  • Devoid of ANY real human values.

  • Dostoevsky! Awesome

  • Prisoners deserve no better

  • All the politicians in America need to be jailed in Flint. We want change? Lock up all the assholes in government and give them what they expect us to accept.

    • but what if it’s all propaganda? How do I know? Why is it like this? Why is the epa and fda poisoning us?

    • Brent Waller they’re poisoning u to kill u off to depopulate the planet to 500 million people on the entire planet.

  • All the politicians in America need to be jailed in Flint. We want change? Lock up all the assholes in government and give them what they expect us to accept.

    • but what if it’s all propaganda? How do I know? Why is it like this? Why is the epa and fda poisoning us?

    • Brent Waller they’re poisoning u to kill u off to depopulate the planet to 500 million people on the entire planet.

  • Sucks to be a criminal.

  • Sucks to be a criminal.

  • So

  • Is this true

  • Is this true

  • God can’t someone do something

  • Continued or continue?

  • Continued or continue?

  • They should have think of this before they stoel that chicken or smoke that grass >:(

  • They should have think of this before they stoel that chicken or smoke that grass >:(

  • I am embarrassed that I once looked up to America to lead the rest of the world into a better future. We know the the majority of inmates are locked up for stupid reasons such as being too poor to pay a debt or smoking weed and many other invented misdemeanour’s. So effectively being forced to drink poison is giving them all a very slow death sentence.

  • Cruel and unusual.

  • Sad, really!!!!

  • Sad, really!!!!

  • Scummy bastards………..

  • Scummy bastards………..

  • Gianni Tusso

  • This is but one of many violations of conscience that inmates face in a corrupt and abusive criminal justice system.

  • Anyone that knew about this and did nothing should be charged with murder as they shortened the lives of all the inmates.

  • Anyone that knew about this and did nothing should be charged with murder as they shortened the lives of all the inmates.

  • E Coli to lead poisoning?? Umm Im not a chemist but Ecoli is from raw fesis, leadis….well lead.

  • E Coli to lead poisoning?? Umm Im not a chemist but Ecoli is from raw fesis, leadis….well lead.

  • Inhumane is keeping politicians alive and safe…

  • Even if they’re in prison they shouldn’t be forced to drink that shit

    • It’s a county jail not a Prison.
      Learn the difference.

  • Even if they’re in prison they shouldn’t be forced to drink that shit

    • It’s a county jail not a Prison.
      Learn the difference.

  • America the land of the free lol yeah right

  • America the land of the free lol yeah right

  • What is it?! E. coli or lead???!!!

  • What is it?! E. coli or lead???!!!

  • Happened on Obama’s watch. From this, to drone strikes, to TPP, to still no single payer healthcare, history is not going to remember this president much better than Bush.

  • Happened on Obama’s watch. From this, to drone strikes, to TPP, to still no single payer healthcare, history is not going to remember this president much better than Bush.

  • Protip: Don’t go to prison

  • Protip: Don’t go to prison

  • Death camp

  • Death camp

  • They r still alive right ??

  • They r still alive right ??

  • In most Country under Islam they just torture and murdered them in the streets. It’s coming to the streets of America. You wish you had the old way back.

  • There’s something very wrong and disturbing in America home of the free land of the slave

  • People get in trouble for using weapons or even having weapons to hurt or KILL other inmates but its ok for the government to hurt, poison or kill them let alone UNBORN BABIES… NOT OK… Regardless of there crimes if they are punished for knowingly harming someone then the government should be punished to…

  • People get in trouble for using weapons or even having weapons to hurt or KILL other inmates but its ok for the government to hurt, poison or kill them let alone UNBORN BABIES… NOT OK… Regardless of there crimes if they are punished for knowingly harming someone then the government should be punished to…

  • What did obama donate to this water problem?

  • What did obama donate to this water problem?

  • Who gives a shit!

  • Who gives a shit!

  • Hey there prisoners so they don’t get any rights as soon as they broke the law that made them sub-human and therefore we can just treat them like cattle right? This is why punishment is bullshit and we should only think about rehabilitation because shit like this happens when we’re so concerned with giving everyone their just desserts……

  • Hey there prisoners so they don’t get any rights as soon as they broke the law that made them sub-human and therefore we can just treat them like cattle right? This is why punishment is bullshit and we should only think about rehabilitation because shit like this happens when we’re so concerned with giving everyone their just desserts……

  • Hmmm not sure i care about this

  • Hmmm not sure i care about this

  • Don’t go to prison.

  • Don’t go to prison.

  • Lord have mercy!!

  • Lord have mercy!!

  • People should be prosecuted

  • People should be prosecuted

  • This is wrong and they know it Violation of human rights

  • This is wrong and they know it Violation of human rights

  • Cruel and inhumane.

  • Cruel and inhumane.

  • clean water is a luxury

  • clean water is a luxury

  • Instead in Los Angeles people do not even know that there is nuclear radiation leaking out together with methane gas.

  • Instead in Los Angeles people do not even know that there is nuclear radiation leaking out together with methane gas.

  • It’s all disgusting and unforgivable! The inmates are the only ones. The citizens of Flint we’re being forced to drink that, shower in it, do dishes and do laundry in it, etc…
    The President of the United States should have jumped on this had he worried enough about the citizens. Since the state of Michigan wasn’t getting it done quick enough. It still isn’t completed. Why did the people of Flint Michigan have to buy bottled water and count on professional football players to deliver donations of water to have clean water to drink? That’s the only water that was being delivered was drinking water in small bottles. Those politicians all the way up to the White House should be forced to drink that water with their children! There’s no excuse for this. Especially after Katrina. They needed the National Guards out there immediately to start switching out pipes. Just no excuse and nobody wants to take responsibility!

  • It’s all disgusting and unforgivable! The inmates are the only ones. The citizens of Flint we’re being forced to drink that, shower in it, do dishes and do laundry in it, etc…
    The President of the United States should have jumped on this had he worried enough about the citizens. Since the state of Michigan wasn’t getting it done quick enough. It still isn’t completed. Why did the people of Flint Michigan have to buy bottled water and count on professional football players to deliver donations of water to have clean water to drink? That’s the only water that was being delivered was drinking water in small bottles. Those politicians all the way up to the White House should be forced to drink that water with their children! There’s no excuse for this. Especially after Katrina. They needed the National Guards out there immediately to start switching out pipes. Just no excuse and nobody wants to take responsibility!

  • they should all have to drink it along with their families n see how we feel

  • they should all have to drink it along with their families n see how we feel

  • Once u go to jail yo THEY OWN YOU! You are at their mercy 24/7. They cant intentionally poison ppl? Ha! NEWSFLASH!!! YES DAFUQ THEY CAN! N they can deny medical care, clothing, bedding, food, water, contact with ur family AND ANYTHING ELSE THEY WANT TO DO! Why? BECAUSE THEY HAVE DA FUCKING KEYS DATS WHY!!!!

  • As a person OUT#SIDE the system I can say they have no clue

  • As a person OUT#SIDE the system I can say they have no clue

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