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As The Key Turns

47 EpisodesProduced by asthekeyturnsWebsite

I was a guard at the federal Supermax prison that replaced Alcatraz, USP Marion. I guarded the worst of the worst of America's criminals. Spies, serial killers, Mafia Dons, Bank Robbers and Child Molesters, Machine gun killers. The cream of America's sewers. See my youtube channel asthekeyturns.

47 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

A heavy hand descends on USP Marion.

May 11th, 2020


A heavy hand descends on USP Marion. In the aftermath of the murder of two guards and one inmate in a very short period of time the BOP reacts. The prisoners at the time claim to have been beaten, personal property …

Sally Ann Tucker in prison

April 22nd, 2020


Sally Ann Tucker plead guilty and was convicted of the murder of her  infant daughter. She is sentenced to prison for 20 years. We the tax  payer pay for her rehabilitation and get nothing for it. She wont even  report …

Sally kills her baby

April 15th, 2020


This was the first murder investigation I was able to assist with. I was a cadet with the Cowlitz County Sheriff's in Washington State office at the time, 40 years ago. All this time I have wondered what happened to …

Pandemic Covid 19 Policy Will Kill Many In Federal Prison

March 17th, 2020


I will tell you exactly why the implementation of policy will lead to  many deaths inside US Federal Prisons. I will tell you how disease has  spread …

Concurrent Jurisdiction

March 15th, 2020


How can a crime become a federal crime. Don't the states have laws too?

Crooked cops in prison

February 15th, 2020


The cops sometimes get caught doing criminal activities. I have met a few. Here is their stories.

Leader of the Black Guerilla Family

January 15th, 2020


James "Doc" Holiday the leader of the BGF. The are the prison gang that orchestrated the riots in Baltimore, Maryland.

How the Federal Bureau of Prisons reacts to the Epstein suicide

December 31st, 2019


There have been BOP wide reactions to the Epstein suicide in New York. This is some that have happened and some that will.

Bruce Pierce, Founding Member of The Order

November 4th, 2019


A killer who wanted to start a race war. Founding member and leader of the group called the Silent Brothers or The Order. I knew him when he was in prison. He liked me.

The Associate Warden Gave Me An Illegal Order.

October 7th, 2019


The AW couldn't get me to do it. So he lied about ordering me and intimated somebody else into doing it for him.

Jeffrey Epstein a Federal Prison Guard's perspective

September 1st, 2019


A 23 year veteran of the Supermax USP Marion talks about was Jeffery Epstein murdered? Was the prison staff guilty of criminal activity? Why is …

The Bronx New York is like prison

May 2nd, 2019


It is based on my years in prison as a guard.

Terry Lee Green, killer serving 2 consecutive life sentences plus 80 years

March 30th, 2019


Terry Lee Green. A prisoner from the state of Wyoming serving his time in the Supermax federal prison in Colorado. I once had a fight with him in it. …

Dwight York, man from space, God, Child molester and multi-million dollar conman.

March 18th, 2019


He claimed to be from another planet. Used every major religion to trick people into giving him money. They still beg to send him money while he is doing 135 years in prison. A total nazi racist.

Interview of Chief Psychologist Dr. Marla Patterson (ret)

March 11th, 2019


A over 40 minute interview with Dr. Marla Patterson about her new book "As I Live And Breathe" she describes what it was like to work from the lease secure to the most secure prison in America and everything in between. …

Johnathan Pollard, spy, traitor and asshole

March 4th, 2019


Pollard sold his countries most secret information. He talked to his kind old mother like she was a bitch. He and I had a nice talk at the top of the …

McCullah who con who continues to kill after a death sentence.

February 25th, 2019


The guy who killed for Officer Sharma was given death for a previous crime. I also explain how life in prison does not mean he will die in prison. Even a death sentence means he will not die in prison. How is this …

Erin Sharma, the killer prison guard

February 18th, 2019


She is doing life in prison for the crime she did in prison. The only Federal CO given life in prison for a crime in prison. There are no secrets in prison. I am a retired Federal Correctional Officer and I tell stories …

Randy Gometz, killer in prison and friend of Tommy Silverstein.

February 11th, 2019


Many have heard of Tommy Silverstein, the animal that killed a Correctional Officer at the supermax prison in Marion Illinois. But few have heard of the guy that helped him get out of the cuff and handed him the knife. …

Murder in prison, true story of Officer Spikerman

February 4th, 2019


On 29 January 1984 at 5:20 AM Gary Stammen walked into a cell block of the maximum security prison in Oxford Wisconsin and made the horrific discovery of the mangled body of his friend and co-worker Correctional Officer …

I was soaked in blood

January 28th, 2019


The story of the bloodiest day of my Supermax prison carrier.

Garret Brock Trapnell, sky jacker, escape artist

January 21st, 2019


The guy who tried to escape with a hijacked helicopter. He was doing life in prison for air piracy. He got a lady killed who tried to break him out of prison.

The Bronx is just like prison

January 14th, 2019


While on a trip to The Bronx, New York City I noticed some real similarities between that place and USP Marion, The Supermax prison.

Cousin Alvie

January 7th, 2019


You heard of the Blind Sheik who orchestrated the 1st bombing of the word trade center in 1993. I knew the clown who rented the vehicle they used and tried to get the deposit back on a vehicle that was blown to bits.

Who am I and what give me the right to talk about prison

December 31st, 2018


Who am I and what qualifies me to talk about a Supermax prison? Why don't you hear other Correctional Officers talking?


December 24th, 2018


I meet a young man who was deported from the USA for a minor drug sale case. A small crime can have life changing consequences.

Fires in locked prison cells

December 17th, 2018


Prisoners sometimes set their own locked cells on fire. Makes for some good times in the cell block.

I watched prisoners being beaten

December 10th, 2018


I stood and watched prisoners being beaten. Sometimes almost to death while I waited.

I was investigated for crimes in prison

December 3rd, 2018


I was investigated for a wide variety of crimes I was accused of commiting while working at a Supermax prison in Illinois.

His cell mate was a homicidal maniac

November 26th, 2018


His cellie heard voices. The voices said to kill him. Not a good place to be. Locked in a room with a homicidal maniac. A true to life horror story.

Cubans Part II

November 19th, 2018


I meet the Cuban boatlift again when I start work at USP Marion.

The Cubans part I

November 12th, 2018


In the 1980's tens of thousands of Cubans hit US Shores and had long term consequences for my professional life.

Cop Killers and Child Rapists

November 5th, 2018


How are cop killers and child rapists treated in prison?

T.D. Bingham, part II of II.

October 29th, 2018


Part 2 of 2. You should listen to the first part to make any sense of this.

T.D. Bingham, Part I of II.

October 29th, 2018


One of the most powerful living members of the Aryan Brotherhood today. Leader of the racist violent prison gang who love Hitler and hates gays, who …

Prison Guards have never been hurt by false accusations. If your innocent what do you have to fear?

October 26th, 2018


I hear it all the time. If you didn't do it you have nothing to fear. True, but... How many times have you been accused of something you never did? I have been investigated dozens of times for things I did not do. …

Did Mafia Dapper Don John Gotti advise violent prison gangs on making a profit from crime?

October 25th, 2018


I saw the Dapper Don John Gotti meet with the leadership of the Aryan Brotherhood. Later the gang started putting profit over violence for the first …

James Lee Baker, Prison Investigating Agent and Torturer.

October 24th, 2018


Torturer James Lee Baker was caught at USP Marion trying to beat a confession from a minimum security inmate. He took great pride in getting confession from people as high up as s Associate Warden, the second in charge …

Frank Sacco, Mafia Soldier.

October 23rd, 2018


You hear all about the big deal Mafia Dons. What about the little crew leaders, the soldiers of the Mafia? Frank Sacco was just one of those guys. …

The most violent prison gang in America, The Aryan Brotherhood.

October 22nd, 2018


Less than one tenth of one percent of the total population of the federal prison system but they murder 25% of all the people killed in federal …

Cell Fires! Where you going to run when the door is locked??!?

October 19th, 2018


Some of the stupidest things you can do in prison is set your own cell on fire. Yes a few idiots do it. Here are a few stories about a few special kind of stupid prisoners.

Mafia Don John Gotti fight in prison, I was there!

October 18th, 2018


The Mafia Don John Gotti, known as the Teflon Don or the Dapper Don had his ass handed to him by a bank robber Walter O. Johnson. The only prisoner I …

David Sahakian, Aryan Brotherhood Leadership

October 17th, 2018


The Aryan Brotherhood is the most violent prison gang in the federal prison system. David Sahakian promised to kill 10 guards for every AB put to …

America's First Secret Prison, K unit.

October 16th, 2018


Inmates who embarrass the government need to be silenced. Today that is called the Communications Management Unit or CMU. Before that it was called K unit at USP Marion. So secret that the guards who worked there will …

Joe Principe, The Officer Who Went to Prison

October 15th, 2018


Joe Principe was a Correctional Officer at the Supermax ADX in Colorado. The prison that took the place as the highest security prison in the nation …

Joseph A. Franklin, Serial Killer

October 12th, 2018


He killed over 20 people, shot Larry Flint the publisher of Hustler Magazine and put him in a wheelchair. Resident of K unit the most secret unit inside the Supermax Federal Prison USP Marion. He wished to start a race …

John A. Walker, Daddy of the family of spies.

October 12th, 2018


Spy, drunk, failed business man. John A Walker the US Navy's worst spy. I knew him for years. What is a really spy really like.

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