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Devlin awaits processing

Date: October 10, 2007
By: Brandon Smith
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: It could be months before child-kidnapper Michael Devlin finds his permanent cell in Missouri's prison system. RunTime:
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The first step for a convict entering Missouri's prison system is to go thru a lengthy process evaluating the inmate -- both his physical and mental conditions as well as security requirements.

Corrections Department Spokesman Brian Hauswirth says that process can take as long as six months.

 

Actuality:  HSWRTH1.WAV
Run Time: 00:08
Description: You're gonna get medical exams, you're gonna have vocational testing, you're gonna be fingerprinted, you're gonna be photographed, you're gonna be showered, you get a DOC ID number.

As to where Devlin will land, Hauswirth says the department has yet to determine the specific prison where the self-confessed child-kidnapper will spend his life.

Once in prison, Devlin can request to be held in special protective custody for protection against other inmates.  Pedophiles are frequent targets for abuse by other inmates.

In the meantime, the department is not releasing the location for the initial evaluation -- citing security concerns.

 


Intro: Self-confessed child-kidnapper Michael Devlin could face a tough time behind bars. RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

When Devlin moves into Missouri's prison system, he'll be at risk.  That's because pedophiles can be targets of violence from other inmates.

To avoid that threat, Devlin can ask to be kept in protective custody.  The state's Corrections Department spokesman is Brian Hauswirth:

 

Actuality:  HSWRTH3.WAV
Run Time: 00:12
Description: Protective custody is a unit in the Department of Corrections that's basically a wing by itself; you're housed away from the general population, you're basically protected from the general population.

It would not be a particularly pleasant life, for Devlin would spend just about all his time in a tiny cell with only limited recreational access.

Hauswirth says prison officials do review protective custody requests, but that it's possible Devlin could spend the rest of his life in protective custody.

 


Intro: It could be months before child-kidnapper Michael Devlin finds his permanent cell in Missouri's prison system. RunTime:
OutCue:
SOC

The first step for a convict entering Missouri's prison system is to go thru a lengthy process evaluating the inmate -- both his physical and mental conditions as well as security requirements.

The state's Corrections Department spokesman is Brian Hauswirth: 

 

Actuality:  HSWRTH4.WAV
Run Time: 00:09
Description: Well normally it takes at least a month.  It can happen in as few as a couple of weeks, and it can take a couple of months.  In some cases, we've had people at an R and D center for six months.

As to where Devlin will land, Hauswirth says the department has yet to determine the specific prison where the self-confessed child-kidnapper will spend his life.

Once in prison, Devlin can request to be held in special protective custody for protection against other inmates.  Pedophiles are frequent targets for abuse by other inmates.

In the meantime, the department is not releasing the location for the initial evaluation -- citing security concerns.