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due to mature subject d.6u int;8 your cell.ma triggers the emergency respohealth staff. >> why you doing that? >> i can't believe i did it, but i guess anybody can be a killer. >> a murderer faces the death penalty while his girlfriend awaits trial in the women's wing of the jail. >> when dennis told me that he needed my help, i was like, oh, no, no, no way. >> [blknock all of your fronts out. >> a newly arrived female inmate.>> excuse me? >> a surprise raid causes probnother inmate. >> whe)sn the s.o.comes
in, everybody is going down. ♪=- >> on the banks of the ohio river, louisville, kentucky, has been ranked as one of the ten safest large cities in america. but downtown is a two-block l. every year, about 45,000 men and women are booked into the louisville mepartment of jail. have ones and are here awaiting trial or the resolution of their cas. and during that time, some will find themselves with new troubles. >> we have some intel from two various sources. there's been a whole lot of marijuana on the fourth floor, ing to catch something and then link it back link where it's coming in. we have some ideas, so what
we've got now, i've activated the shift team of @[ their fast and try to search the inmates and searout of there today. >> search them, go back in, search the dorm. all right. anybody causes us any problems, we cuff them up, we put them in one of the holding cells. we'll deal with them later. >> all right. >> any questions about what we're doing? e. >> absolutely no talking, dorm is evacuated and the coo@nducts a thorough search of the dorm. 45 minutes later, the search doesn't turn up marijuana. but one officer has found someth[6
>> it looks like we've got some matches. and there's the -- matter of fact, there's a striker off the back of the match packet. so a couple matches wrapped up in plastic. this constitutes dangerous contraband becauou fire he'll most likely get a write-up and be moved out of the dorm to a single cell. back to your dorms. >> while most of the inmates re is rerouted by staff for some questioning. the match heads were found on his bunk. >> i have extremely bad luck aaron byerly is going down. >> he'll talk to the officer in the morning. you just tell him your side of the story again. and then we'll decide if you're going to a single ce >> all right. >> byerly will soon have a disciplinary hearing to n where he will lose 23 hours a day.here. >> all of my writings are for oking, fighting, promoting contraband. and the hole whileu go to the hole and you're going to prison. >>headed.nw he
convictions of dru >> i headed up here because i s rking for my father, and little ings in life. so i started trafficking in the field and things like that just to make some look where i am atbx his fate aoo leaving jail for prison where he belies he'll find better you could do. this is the hardest 9/'t get no worse than this. itress. it is nonstop problems, it's nonstop headaches. this is nonstop horribility.now if that's a word, but it's horrible here. arily mean a trip to prison is on the horizon. some inmates could serve short y break the rules at home, it's back to jail as mary logan has just discovered. >> what's wrong? >> you're just upset because ake me off of h.i.p. and i didn't do nothing wrong for somebody to take me off h.i.p.u off? >> because i blew a .4. i have five kids and ain't tried to do everything right in my life. >> what's your name? >> mary lohden. >> mary lohden, when you first got put on h.i.p., one of the rules and stipulations was no alcohol, right?
andd my initials to it. >> don't be upset. we'll work with you. it will work out. all right? thank you. >> tell us if you need us. >> >> lohden theft program.ceration. anly no alcohol. no drugs. >> seems like every time io do the right thing to rther. it's like i'm stuck right there.is moved to a fresh arrest dorm. a special housing unit for womenil. she will remain until a judge decides whether to return her to in jail. ession. >> that's my bunk. >> yeah, it's mine now. you snooze, you lose. there ain't no bunk assignments in [ bleep ] jail. get that [ bleep ] right. >> hey, come back out here. >> do they own bunks around here? >> come back outside. >> i'm good. >> come on, come on. >>
excuse me? excuse me. >> i said i'm sick, and i've got to be on the bottom bunk. >> okay, that's fine.vñ but i didn't around here. >> we thought she was calm enough after talking to her to irst arrest dorm. obviously, sometimes that doesn't happen. a lot of times, they'll act out on pur cell because they don't want to be with other people. in this case, i think that's her deal. >> we'll try it again later. >> coming up >> all of these bitches in this [ bleep ] have a [ bleep ] =m problem with me, i'll go to the,i.p. >> mary lohden decreases her chances of getting home. >> believe me, our house smelledvr like a decomposing body with a bunch of fragrance bver up t ficer. nto my own
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heinous. the reactions >> all of these bitches in this [bleep] got a problem with me, and i don't give a [bleep]. >> mary lohden serving time for a theft conviction has justhe jail for violating home incarceration rules after she tested positive for alcohol. >> ain't nobody on drugs. this is sober. this is sobriety right here. >> officers removed her from a dorm due to disruptive behavior. >> excuse me? excuse me? >> but, now, even in the single person cell, she's gotten into a conflict with a neighbor. do the damn thing [bleep]. let's do it then. [bleep] i'll knock all of your fronts out. i'll knock all your fronts out. >> sit down now. >> i will knock all of your knock you down a size, whore. >> sit down. >> y here. treat rqthem like dogs. >> are you done so i can explain? >> yes, ma'am, i'm done. >> okay. chow time -- >> for now i am. >> i'm not going to talk if you're going to keep talking
over me. you can just sit in scream and yell all you want. i'm trying to explain it to you. we just came on shift. chow is on the floor. you will be fed in a -- >> i'm upset because that guy said i wasn't going to be in here long. i don't want to be in here. mr. shepherd, officer shepherd -- >> listen i can't do what happened on the first shift or this [bleep] until monday, >> a that's what youíe're going the court is not open on the y. >> are you going >> okay. >> all right.3u and s all we need. >> so i stay in this roore, don't get out, get nothing. >> you get an hour out a day. you right now, if you continue all of this yelling and screaming, you're not coming out. that'se out, you need to behave. >> okay. >> all right. >> usually, if you can talk calm to them and just keep talking, and i'm very monotone when i talk to them, and i just keep repeating the same thing, eventually get through their chaotic behavior. >> lohden's future is uncertain. it will be up to a judge to decide if she can return to home incarceration or serve her 6 to
12-month sentence in jail. uncertainty marks the lives of most inmates here. but the stakes for dennis hall are considerably higher. he's already served 14 years for sexual assault. now, he's charged with murder. >> i killed an innocent man. i can't believe i did it, but i guess anybody can be a killer. >> >> strangulation. >> hall admits to murdering one of his roommates. a 53-year-old disabled man named jeff bishop. he hopes to reach a plea bargain with prosecutors to avoid the death penalty, but it still looms over him. >> i'm thinking about them saying, mr. hall, we sentence you to death. i don't know. maybe i deserve to die, too. >> the murder occurred in this small house on the outskirts of the city. hall says he was high on drugs when he and fight. after strangling bishop, hall then tried to cover up the
crime. >> the next day is when i took him to the basement.ó" he was wrapped up in plastic.dn't see his regular body. all you could see was plastic. >> hall had help in concealing the body. ather bari wern needed my hewas like, oh, no, no, no i was totally against it and then he was begging me, basically. he said i can't do this by i he was begging me. >> i was in shock. i have never in my life been in a situation like this. i never went back in the basement again. dennis did the rest. all i did was move him. lay decomposin >> and we gohrough the house. believe me, our house smelled like decomposing body with a bunch of fragrance because you can't cover that smell.
>> barinter told a friend about the murder, ce. crime and is also attempting to reach a plea deal on charges of complicity to commit a murder, tampering with evidence and possession of forged documents. baringer and hall admit to stealing disability and social security checks to fund drug addictions. >> that one act, it took five minutes, took my whole life. but they are not the only ones at louisville metro whose lives have been profoundly altered by the murder of bishop. >> man on the walk. >> first thing i wanted to do was take justice into my own hands, but i've decided agains >> bishop's the jail's correctional officers. >> there were times where my brother and i i do
>> officer bishop is assigned to sections of the jail where he does not come into contact with either hall or baringer. >> it's a good thing because to be honest with you, if he were to be walking out in the hallway, you never know what would happen. i couldn't say for sure what would happen. that they're sorry, because i know the only reason that they're sorry is they were sorry for getting caught. bishop faces his brother's killer in court. but first -- >> why are you here? >> to keep it frng infected. >> i'll keep on cutting. >> an inmate's self-abus behavior taxes jail staff. >> hitting your head on the wall in there. p.u
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>> when officers at the louisville metro department of corrections jail recently ; conducted a contraband search they discovered match heads on aaron byerly's bunk. >> aaron? >> today, byerly goes to a discipline hearing. it could result in him getting segregation. >> i'm not going to be a person that puts my business out there. if they say they found something and they found it, i'm not just going to say it's mine and cop out like that. that's just not my style. >> go to the table over there and have a seat in that red chair. >> byerly is due to transfer to prison any day now. if he is sent to segregation before then, that sanction could carry over to prison, as well. >> do you want to tell me your side of the story?
>> yeah. when the s.o.r.t. team had came in, i was at the very front of the door. i was watching tv. there was a group of people by my rack. i don't know who put it there, i can't give you no individual name or anything like that. >> here is what i've got. this isn't your first time getting caught with contraband. and it's hard for me to believe that that wasn't yours, especially it was wrapped up and underneath a cup in the corner of your bunk? i mean you actually think somebody had time to pick it up and throw it there and lay it back down. >> i can tell you the same thing, you're not going to believe me, you know. i can tell you my side of the story. you're going to do what you're going to do. >> september you got caught with tobacco. november you got caught with narcotics. >> just because of previous offenses, i'm automatically guilty? >> you know what, i'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt. so what i'm going to do, i'm going to take two weeks of your gym and you're going to serve >> so i can't go to gym or nothing like that? >> you can't go to the gym for two weeks.
all right? >> all right. >> i'm thinking it went pretty well, but the gym, yeah, i'm kind of mad about that. but i guess i can't go for two weeks. two weeks. he could have done it for a lot longer than that. so he was fair. >> confiscating contraband from inmates has always been a challenge for the jail. now, there's a more dire problem. one which seems to grow every day. >> you know, probably a full 25% to 30% of our inmate population has some type of mental illness. we do a pretty good job of stabilizing our mentally ill folks that come through our doors once we get them through here. we get them back on their medications, for example. we take care of their health care needs. they go back to the street and either they don't have access to their medications or they quit taking it. they decompensate and a very short time later they're back in custody, and we go through that
cycle all over again. >> we went through this how many times now? >> 19-year-old antonio coleman is not classified as a men tions require staff culmination. in the four months he's been here, he's had more than 40 incidents of self-abusive behavior. now, he has cut himself again. >> we went through this a couple times. you get pressed out, what happens? >>e's beat his head before, he's cut himself before. it's usually just self-harm. it's never really against . somebody else. it's just against himself. me and him have a real good rapport. just by talking to him, i can actually de-escalate the tuation. >> so what's going on now? >> i'm ready to go. i'm one down so that's why i'm pressed out. >> you take your time already?
what did you take?as recently sentenced to five sault. >> prison is not as bad as jail. trust me on that one. i'm not saying it's going to be married life, but, you know, it's a lot better than jail. >> where are you cut at? >> here. why are you doing that? >> just to keep it from getting infected. >> i'm just going to keep cutting it. >> why are you going to keep on cutting? >> because i am. >> what would make you stop? >> if you had time to keep on coming up here. until i die. i'm basically going to go the hard way. i cross my neck. i ain't bleeding. to hurt yourself any more than you already have. >> because coleman threatened his own life, he's transferred to an observation cell and placed on suicide watch. meanwhile, officer ernest searches coleman's cell to find what he used to cut himself.
>> that looks like he ripped his armband and it's laminated and it's got the sharp corner on it. looks like that's what he's been using to potentially hurt +çq himself. >> coleman will exchange his jail uniform for a suicide smock. it will be the only thing covering his body until he is taken off suicide watch. >> it's green, it's really thick, it's not that warm. it's got velcro sleeves on it, and these are the ones that you cannot cut yourself with them. this is just something to cover up with, more or less to make sure that they don't hurt themselves anymore. t-shirt off and everything. >> coleman will be monitored throughout the rest of the evening and seen by mental healthake a lot of manpower and a lot of time out
of our day. it's not just one officer having to do with this, it's multiple g to do paperwork. tomorrow morning, the medical doctor will be up here, the psych doctor will be out there to talk to him. >> coming up, antonio coleman prompts an emergency response. and -- >> heather, little snookems, she's a hard one to describe. >> facing heinous charges, two co-defendants profr love for each other. >> when i first met him, he just looked kind of crazy but sexy. 3ñ some people put everything into their work,
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>> 10-4, come on. coleman has flooded his cell. his excessive beating on the im in danger. hitting his head on the wall, he threatened the officer on the -- kick his ass. >> face the rear of your cell and go down to your knees. down to your knees. we'll go on three, one, two, three. right there. >> coleman is placed into an restraint chair.ill be bound at the legs, .>> we can clean the water up and things like we can put up with somebody there. but when they're self-abusive or
damaging the property, those are red flags for us where we reallyvá have to address them and can't allow them to continue to be self-abusive. he was placed in the chair for that reason. >> after his wound is treated by medical personnel, coleman is fitted with head gear to prevent further injury. >> and he'll be in that for a two hours. we'll hours and give him then opportunity to go back in the time to calm down from that. what we're going to do is go over there and talk to him. he's been in the chair now for about half an hour, 45 minutes.oç >> what's you hitting your head on the wall in there in your cell? why don't you tell me about that? >> um, yeah, my daughter, she's got fluid and all. so i just started crying. is why you go head on the wall and flooded and everything? >> yep. >> you've got about another 45 minutes or so. >> i'm done. my head hurt.
>> well, no wonder your head hurts, you was beating it on the wall. that didn't solve nothing, did it? >> nope. >> you beating your head on the wall is part of what got you in here. be in your cell, you could be ups like this. so, i mean, it's up to you to get all of this passed. your attitude and your behavior, everything is going to dictate what we do, al >> thilast one, can i have some water? my mouth is drier than a [bleep]. >> i'll get you some water in a couple of minutes. >> appreciate that. >> you ain't met nobody until you met me, bitch. >> when mary lohden was first returned on a violation, she was a challenge for officers as well. >> bitch, in a women'n says she has a new perspective. >> i'm just lovely today. this is a transforma >> how did that happen? >> oh, well, i took some time
and some thought and processed. i figured that wasn't the place i was supposed to be. i've got the gift of gab. i'd rather be in an environment where i'm involved with the population instead of isolated. clean, we'll get through. our tv is not on yet until we mop. as long as we mop, all tha sinks -- see how those things are pearly? see how them sinks are shining? man, they were glistening over there. life in the dorm is -- it's not that bad. if you pretty much get along with everybody, it goes very >> today was commissary day and we've got all the good treats in the world. we've got the sticky balls, we've got the fritos. we got everything of magic today. we are loving it.to the head, i'm going to start throwing bowls, okay. >> over the last year and a half, lohden has all of her offenses were rooted in an addiction to pain pills! that was my downfe. and to me it ain't that lost everything. it's that i gave it up. you know, gave it all up.
first i gave my home up an i eventually i gave my kids up because the drugs took over my life. i want to get a good job, stay clean and sober, definitely. get my kids, get a home and live happily ever after after that, you know? >> a happily ever after ending is not lik these days does little more than ponder the sentence coming his way and tis co-defendant, heather barington. >> reunite us with our children and our family, lord, in the name of jesus. hallelujah. whew, praise g >> and even though the couple is only living about 500 feet away ives couldn't be further apart. >> i cry now and then.t heather on my mind or i'll get one of her letters out and read it. i gaze out of the window and look up at the moon.
i play the waiting game and pray you'll be here soon. heather, little snookums, she's a hard one to describe. i've never had so much love pointing to me. >> dennis actually drew this once for me. like a motorcycle wing. he calls me snookums. that's what i used to call him. when i first met him, he had just got off work. he had on these little cutoff shorts only to your knees and a wife beater and he was filthy and a long goatee, but he looked kind of crazy but sexy. >> but theirs is not a normal love story. hall admits to murdering their roommate, jeff bishop, whose brother, chad bishop, is a correctional officer here at >> off the table, thank you. >> baringer admits helping hall move the body and covering up the crime. both of them also cashed bishop's disability and social security -- habits.habits.
>> heather don't belong here. she only knew about it. i told her to testify against me and told her to turn over state's evidence. i said go ahead and testify if you have to. that's what she might be doing. >> and if she testifies against you? >> i still love her. there's nothing that can take my love from her. that's one thing i do have going for me. nobody can take that love. >> coming up. >> ready to go forward on the final sentencing? >> dennis hall faces both the judge and the brother of his victim. and -- >> does the court scare you sometimes? >> som >> mental health staff tried to break through to antonio coleman.
>> the louisville metro department of corrections jail grapples with a problem that plagues jails nationwide. an ever-increasing population of mentally ill inmates who require significantly more medical attention more than other inmates. >> it's actually becoming a national epidemic. we deal with a population that oftentimes are not compliant with treatment. and typically in this situation, not compliant with treatment can resultr. you have some that can become assaultive and aggressive. it's directly related to the symptoms of mental illness. a.lassified as mentally ill, antonio coleman recently was placed in a restraint chair after hitting suicide. >> are you thinking about hurting yourself now? >> no, sir. >> okay. urdo you want to else?
>> don't want to hurt yourself?david easley, thinks coleman's recent sentencing to five years in state prison for robbery and assault is a contributing factor to this latest incident. >> okay. does the court scare you sometimes? >> sometime. >> is that why you got so upset was after court last week? >> yeah. >> and what was upsetting you? what were you worried about? >> because i ain't never bee down here, and i didn't know what it's like and what it's going to be. >> so next time you go to court,won't be so scared because you know? is that what you mean? >> yeah, because i already know what's going on, so i'll be straight. >> and i believe you will. when you're in new territory, it can be scary. >> yeah. >> but once you've been there before, you're not so scared. >> right. >> does that make sense? >> yeah. >> i can feel that way, too. >> yeah. >> so you want to get your clothes back? >> yes. >> do you want to get a jump suit and go back to levees, sir. >> all right, that's what we'll do. all right. do you need anything else? >> no, i don't need anything. >> all right. okay. thanks a lot. see you later. >> staff are hopeful that
upcoming transfer to state prison. but mary lohden has had a setback. >> now i'm back in here. man -- where i first started. >> first started. >> hi, ms. kelly. [ ms. kelly? >> she has been sent to segregation for 15 days after an officer found her with cash and a lighter. >> when he told me that i was going to get 15 days in here, i mean, i -- i was ready to just clock out, which means i was ready to uppercut him. you know? i felt like uppercutting the man, you know what i'm saying? and i'm glad i didn't. i had my little outburst or anything, but, yeah, i felt very, very angry. >> lohden's solitary segregation cell is significantly different from the dorm she left behind. >> you're stuck in this little room with nobody in here. just your day drags. it drags and drags. you know. it seems like you're in here even longer. one day is like two phones i am in a good spot where i can see the tv a little bit.ere is only hope
because we're about to eat once we get done eating, the slot goes back up. it's no fun at all. >> i take things for granted in my life. i took a lot of things for granted in my life. things, you know, up on. ng to try to work on that. here.yerly also has a history of coming back to jail on various drug-related charges. this time he received a five-year sentence and can be oú transferred out any day. so he's doing his best to stay in shape since his gym privileges were suspended after he was caught with contyraband. >> i'm doing a limited amount of exercise. you can't do no cardio in here unless you want to be looking retarded. >> working out is one of ways byerly dealny take me to completely different places. i'm always on the streetnever locked up.
it takes me out of this environment for a good six, seven, eight hours. >> dreams offer him a brief reprieve, dennis hall has just made a deal for a far-more significant break. >> mr. hall, raise your right hand for m that the testimony you're about e the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? >> i do.hank you, sir. >> he's been in louisville metro for two years, facing a potential death sentence but has >> at this point in time, mr. hall would like >> instead, he will serve 40 ars in prison. >> iy÷here. 40 years is a long time. it's basically a lifetime. >> place your hands on the wall. >> his co-defendant, hea barringer, has reached an agreement. >> i was sentenced for tampering wi physical evidence and s.
>> it's 10 y is two years. >> because barringer has also been at the jail for almost two years, she could serve as little as an additional three months in prison. >> i will be on parole or probation for the next ten years. as long as i don't do anything wrong or break any laws or anything like that, my life will go back to being normal. >> her new normal will be one without hall. >> i miss him. i wish all this wouldn't have happened.this to be a but i'm going to try for the rest of my life to worry about me. >> we can remember the good times, just remember each other. i never had no one l she has a soft heart and i love her. i always wil coming up, dennis hall goes back to court again. but this time, to hear from the brother of his victim. >> i had a lot of sleepless nights, wrestling with the decision of whether or not to allow the state to take its
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sentenced inmates arrive from jails all over the state, jail inmates come from a much smaller region. they often know each other or staff from uneasy acquaintance with officer chad bishop. hall murdered his brother. and, today, must appear in courthis formal sentencing. >> you are on the record in the rward on the final sentencing? >> judge, we are. >> we had passed this case
briefly to allow the victim's family the opportunity py to hear from whwill tell you that the only rule is that you have to address me personally. it's your chance to talk about mr. hall but toing to address me and not speak to di it's hard, but that's the way it's got to be. okay? anybody have anything they want to tell me before i sentence? >> narrator: chad bishop has been preparing for this day and has a statement ready for the judge. >> he doesn't realize this, but by his sentencing today, you're actually setti nights. wrestlake its course or for me to do the j but i have more than myself to think about.low justice and the state to run its course and do my job for me. and it won't be quick. and it won't be painless. it's going to be over a very long period of time where every day, he gets to die just a
little bit more. and i have worked the prison h and no matter what anyone says, those that are incarcerated for a long period of they don't get to do the same things that we in the free world do. it's not going to bring my brother back. it's not going to repair the damage that was done. theyhat rry for, they were sorry for getting caught. it's a military thing. i bought some victory cigars not long ago. i'll be smoking one this evening. and i have a very special one that cost me $22 that i'm saving for the day when i get the p that he's finally dead. well, our family is going to be getting together that very evening, and i'm not kidding. and we're going to be throwing a dennis-hall-is-dead-and-he's-in-
that's going to the family bishop.'d like to thank you for your time. >> thank you, appreciate it. dennis hall right in the eyes. and i wanted him to know that i meant every word that i said. let there be no mistake. when men talk, usually we look each other in the eyes. so i wanted to look him in the eyes and let him know how i actually felt. and when the judge told me that i had to address the court, that took a little bit of the satisfaction out of being able to express myself. but i took my best shot because that's the last time he and i are going to see each other or be in the same room together again. >> mr. hall, i don't know what happens once you go behind that door, i think you do. you've been to the penitentiary. i agree that it's a wholly unpleasant place to be. my hope for you, and it is for everybody in your situation, is that you take advantage of whatever opportunities are there for you.and that, at some point, you