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Santa Rita Jail inmate escapes in Oakland

Original post made on Jan 11, 2013

An inmate from Santa Rita Jail who was being transported to Highland Hospital in Oakland this morning has escaped, according to an Alameda County Sheriff's Office spokesman. Anthony Hoskins, 31, a black male about 6 feet tall and an Oakland resident, escaped custody around 10:40 a.m. in Oakland.

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Posted by William Tell
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm

This is why we shouldn't provide medical care for prisoners.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jan 11, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Looking for better care?


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Posted by Bottomless pit
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 11, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Oh the money we blow providing the best of medical, dental, and comfort for the convicts. Shuffling them back and forth to county hospital for opertions or any little pain...or an one of several old
shooting wounds. We rescue them patch them up, they go back to the neighborhood to shoot up again, and, again. . . sort of like a giant black hole money pit.

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Posted by Milo Thompson III
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 11, 2013 at 8:41 pm

It reminds me of a drunk in SF that's been arrested about 400+ times. The drunk doesn't care. He gets a free night in a hotel-jail and some free food. Oh yeah, and free medical. We pay for it with higher taxes and all the police resources that it takes to recycle this guy.

Multiple that by 1000 times a day and you can pat yourself on the back for paying the bill. (I am fuming right now)

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 11, 2013 at 8:56 pm

At least we let this little fish swim back in his own environment (Oakland) and not somewhere in the Tri-Valley.

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Posted by Carolina Denis
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 11, 2013 at 10:07 pm

I'm fumin' too. Can't we just string these suckers up or somethin? Prisons are supposed to be like hotel rooms. I bet they even put a cube of chocolat on there pillows too.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 12, 2013 at 10:27 am

it's the civilized thing to do...treat people who have medical needs with respect...provide the needed care when indicated..who decided that the guy needed to be taken to a hospital? initial diagnosis? what was the need for medical care based upon? somebody's ass is gonna be grass...tee hee

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Posted by MrsJHJH
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jan 12, 2013 at 6:18 pm

>> "During his transport, we believe he manipulated his leg irons and his waist and hand restraints". <<

Hmmm... A contortionist, is he? If not, it sounds as though the prison needs to conduct a very thorough review of its transport "restraint" systems. Both mechanical and human.

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Posted by Ptown native
a resident of Stoneridge
on Jan 15, 2013 at 12:33 pm

And here my Mother has to pray herself
through the night when she has heart
fibrillation because she was cancelled
from her Health Insurance for a Paperwork
Mistake. Her papers got shuffled incorrectly.
We've resolved the problem but the fact that
she had to worry and not go to Emergency
for fear she would lose her house of forever,
When these scumbags get immediate care.
I say put one in their forehead. It's disgusting
how we care for these punks who care nothing
about others. It's insane.

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