As The Key Turns

As The Key Turns

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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.


Pandemic Covid 19 Policy Will Kill Many In Federal Prison
Mar 17 • 7 min
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 in prison in the past and what needs to change to protect inmates and staff from the Corona Virus this…
Concurrent Jurisdiction
Mar 15 • 6 min
How can a crime become a federal crime. Don’t the states have laws too?
Crooked cops in prison
Feb 15 • 7 min
The cops sometimes get caught doing criminal activities. I have met a few. Here is their stories.
Leader of the Black Guerilla Family
Jan 15 • 18 min
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
Dec 30, 2019 • 22 min
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
Nov 4, 2019 • 9 min
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.
Oct 7, 2019 • 18 min
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
Sep 1, 2019 • 33 min
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 Jeffery Epstein dead? How could this happen? Did changing the Warden and BOP Director change anything? Why was…
The Bronx New York is like prison
May 2, 2019 • 9 min
It is based on my years in prison as a guard.
Terry Lee Green, killer serving 2 consecutive life sentences plus 80 years
Mar 30, 2019 • 28 min
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. He assaulted 20 federal prison guards, was shot in the crotch with an anti riot gun and still almost…
Dwight York, man from space, God, Child molester and multi-million dollar conman.
Mar 18, 2019 • 11 min
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)
Mar 11, 2019 • 42 min
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. Dealing with the criminally insane…
Johnathan Pollard, spy, traitor and asshole
Mar 4, 2019 • 7 min
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 stairs about how not to fall down and break is neck. The man was and is a total asshole who was pardoned…
McCullah who con who continues to kill after a death sentence.
Feb 25, 2019 • 14 min
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 possible? I explain.
Erin Sharma, the killer prison guard
Feb 18, 2019 • 13 min
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 of my 23 years working in a…
Randy Gometz, killer in prison and friend of Tommy Silverstein.
Feb 11, 2019 • 13 min
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. He also tried to shoot a friend of…
Murder in prison, true story of Officer Spikerman
Feb 4, 2019 • 12 min
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 Spikerman. This is a true story.
I was soaked in blood
Jan 28, 2019 • 11 min
The story of the bloodiest day of my Supermax prison carrier.
Garret Brock Trapnell, sky jacker, escape artist
Jan 21, 2019 • 9 min
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
Jan 14, 2019 • 9 min
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
Jan 7, 2019 • 9 min
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
Dec 31, 2018 • 4 min
Who am I and what qualifies me to talk about a Supermax prison? Why don’t you hear other Correctional Officers talking?
Deported!
Dec 24, 2018 • 4 min
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
Dec 17, 2018 • 11 min
Prisoners sometimes set their own locked cells on fire. Makes for some good times in the cell block.
I watched prisoners being beaten
Dec 10, 2018 • 7 min
I stood and watched prisoners being beaten. Sometimes almost to death while I waited.
I was investigated for crimes in prison
Dec 3, 2018 • 12 min
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
Nov 26, 2018 • 11 min
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
Nov 19, 2018 • 7 min
I meet the Cuban boatlift again when I start work at USP Marion.
The Cubans part I
Nov 12, 2018 • 7 min
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
Nov 5, 2018 • 6 min
How are cop killers and child rapists treated in prison?
T.D. Bingham, part II of II.
Oct 29, 2018 • 11 min
Part 2 of 2. You should listen to the first part to make any sense of this.
T.D. Bingham, Part I of II.
Oct 29, 2018 • 15 min
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 orders the death of African Americans because they are not white, is part Jewish and has a black lover.…
Prison Guards have never been hurt by false accusations. If your innocent what do you have to fear?
Oct 26, 2018 • 12 min
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. Inmates make stuff up to get rid of…
Did Mafia Dapper Don John Gotti advise violent prison gangs on making a profit from crime?
Oct 25, 2018 • 5 min
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 time in my experience. What happened?
James Lee Baker, Prison Investigating Agent and Torturer.
Oct 24, 2018 • 13 min
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 of a prison. He chocked the man and…
Frank Sacco, Mafia Soldier.
Oct 23, 2018 • 9 min
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. Almost never heard about but doing a great deal of harm by stealing, bribery of Police Officers, Inspectors,…
The most violent prison gang in America, The Aryan Brotherhood.
Oct 22, 2018 • 21 min
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 prison. They killed two Officers at USP Marion in a single day. Here is a short history of the racial war they…
Cell Fires! Where you going to run when the door is locked??!?
Oct 19, 2018 • 11 min
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!
Oct 18, 2018 • 6 min
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 was afraid of was Johnson. He was an out of control psychopath, the kind of guy that keep Cops wives up…
David Sahakian, Aryan Brotherhood Leadership
Oct 17, 2018 • 20 min
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 death by the government. After a multi million dollar trial the Government refused to sentence a single AB to…
America’s First Secret Prison, K unit.
Oct 16, 2018 • 9 min
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 not talk about it today, decades…
Joe Principe, The Officer Who Went to Prison
Oct 15, 2018 • 18 min
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 from USP Marion. He became involved with the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang. This is the sad story of a…
Joseph A. Franklin, Serial Killer
Oct 12, 2018 • 18 min
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 war. He killed anybody he could who…
John A. Walker, Daddy of the family of spies.
Oct 11, 2018 • 12 min
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.