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Old 01-20-2012, 11:34 PM
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A female prison guard searching barracks for contraband was stabbed to death by an inmate today at the East Arkansas Unit near

Brickeys, state prison officials said. Sgt. Barbara Ester, 47, sustained multiple stab wounds in the attack and died later at a Memphis, Tenn., hospital, state Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson said.

Wilson identified the inmate as Latavious Johnson, 30, a convicted murderer who is serving a sentence of life without parole.

The prison spokeswoman said Ester, a 12-year veteran of the prison system, was in a prison barracks checking on an inmate who was wearing an unauthorized pair of tennis shoes when the attack occurred about 12:30 p.m.


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Old 01-21-2012, 06:04 AM
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This is just wrong.
My condolences to her loved ones.
RIP officer Ester.
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I heard the co and the inmate has had run ins many of times. I don't condole when someone is killed. But, I wonder what was done about the complaints on the inmate behalf leading to this tragic. I would expect if any co is searching for anything it's protocol for more than one co to do a search. From what I have heard no inmate is allowed in the cell while a search is being conducted, and no movement what so ever.
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I heard the co and the inmate has had run ins many of times. I don't condole when someone is killed. But, I wonder what was done about the complaints on the inmate behalf leading to this tragic. I would expect if any co is searching for anything it's protocol for more than one co to do a search. From what I have heard no inmate is allowed in the cell while a search is being conducted, and no movement what so ever.
Pretty much my thoughts exactly. Of course, IF there was any ongoing issue it's not going to be put into print.

You're right...inmates are NOT allowed while a cell search is going on.

However, I don't mean to downplay that a death occurred here. It shouldn't have happened.
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It was in an open barrics, so all inmates are present when search is done. Trust me I went through several shake downs in an open barricks.
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