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Letter: Big Problems At SC Probation Agency

Dear Editor: The director of the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS) – Kela Thomas – is at it again. She is writing anonymous letters about her staff to herself – then using these letters to lodge actions against those staff (disciplinary actions, terminations, etc.). I know…

Dear Editor:

The director of the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS) – Kela Thomas – is at it again. She is writing anonymous letters about her staff to herself – then using these letters to lodge actions against those staff (disciplinary actions, terminations, etc.).

I know for a fact she has lied under oath at numerous hearings.

Thomas is completely incompetent and has created a big mess at this agency. She lies on the department website.

Also, check out the parole board members’ locations and what districts they represent. She and Gov. Nikki Haley are covering up the fact that one district is not represented at all while two members live in the same district.

Also, they brag about using the Static 99 Risk Assessment for sex offenders. You should ask them how many of the staff are qualified to use the Static 99? According to the Static 99 website, “persons using the Static-99 should receive training from a trainer who is approved by the author of the instrument.”

With the “Thomas turnover rate” that she caused and loves to complain about, there are very few, if any, agents certified to use the risk assessment tool.

Thomas held on to funds that should have been used to hire new staff, while allowing her bullies to dangle jobs in front of county department heads, making them do tricks and jump through hoops to get staff.

Now they have hired over forty agents, in an attempt to fix what they messed up.

Scott Norton is secretly running SCDPPPS into the ground. Thomas is incompetent and she trusted the wrong people to tell her what to do. I am guessing Norton is working on becoming the next director.

Her entire executive management team consists of incompetents with inflated egos and hidden agendas. The governor won’t help. Somebody needs to save that department before it implodes.

Sincerely,

-Anonymous

sic willie

SIC SEZ

Very interesting … I’ve heard reports of these “letters” from my moles at the agency before – and you are absolutely correct regarding the cover-up of the board members. That’s a huge scandal waiting to happen – and a gold mine for attorneys looking to overturn decisions of the board. One thing you missed – there is a forensic audit of the agency (in addition to the damning Legislative Audit Council report released earlier this year) that is on this week’s agenda of the S.C. Budget and Control Board (SCBCB). I’m endeavoring to get a copy of that audit right now …

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47 comments

jimlewisowb October 30, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Know the difference between the Management at PPP and convicted felons

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Matt October 30, 2013 at 3:18 pm

I hear her promotion policy hasn’t changed either. Blacks only

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You know me October 30, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Isn’t Kela originally from Orangeburg? Wonder if Nikki knew her then? Her husband, Darrin, is the registered agent for Black Pages, Thomas McCants Media, and Thomas Media group. The three companies were incorporated in NC, Va., and SC respectively, according to SC Sec. of State.

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NSA Knows Me October 30, 2013 at 3:47 pm

I don’t know about moles, but I do know that former Senator Glenn McConnell was informed about and knows about felony conduct inside this agency — just like a former Chief of Detectives at the Charleston County Sheriffs Office and the City of North Charleston PD … It was swept under the rug, but not the evidence. Probation agents were facing 5 years in prison. What they did, there are no statutes of limitations.

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miss suzanne October 30, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Time to bring some class, not trash to the office of the Governor and her cabinet.

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sam October 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Lying under oath to Senators cannot be a problem since the dhec director does it every time she opens her mouth.

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Darwin October 30, 2013 at 6:03 pm

That photo alone is enough to sicken the soul.

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You know me October 31, 2013 at 11:25 am

Run Darrin run!

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SCBlues October 30, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Just like clockwork – FITS posts a photo of a black person and here come the Chattering
Asses making all kinds of snide and insulting remarks about black people . . . never fails. Ever.

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Squishy123 October 30, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Well if they wouldn’t keep fucking up, there’d be nothing to report.

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SCBlues October 30, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Who is talking about reporting, fuckface? You are just a plain old dumbass – do you even have a brain, dumbass?

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Squishy123 October 31, 2013 at 9:25 am

Try again, your race card is so worn out that most don’t recognize it when you use it.

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Ass Monkey October 31, 2013 at 10:38 am

Blacks will fuck or fuck anything. Just look at the damn public schools. We shouldn’t have to pay for the shit they destroy. Their day is coming. Decent people white and black are sick of the nigger.

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Soft Sigh from Hell October 31, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Lexington County chimes in in its familiar fashion.

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Darwin October 30, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Facts are stubborn things. Care to name one or two black mayors of major US cities who have served honorable and scandal free terms? It’s a cultural misunderstanding of what positions of power demand in terms of responsibility and honesty. Once blacks are in ANY position of power, chances are corruption will ensue. They see profiting from the system as nothing less than their due.

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SCBlues October 30, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Uh-huh. And racists are stupid things. What a sad life you must lead – all you do is get on these forums and prattle on with your racist nonsense. Typical racist coward and loser.

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Darwin October 31, 2013 at 12:06 am

So where am I wrong in my assertions? Still trying to come up with those mayors? Aw, forget about that. I’m no racist, grown up around, and associated with blacks my entire life. Know them well as individuals and as a culture. No personal offense intended, I just happen to know what I’m talking about. Telling it like it is is just not PC.

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SCBlues October 31, 2013 at 8:01 am

You are a just a pathetic little racist loser and coward. You just “happen to know what you are talking about” is racist bullshit. Here is my theory – you are totally unsuccessful in life – probably because you’re lazy and irresponsible – and need someone else to blame. You are nothing but a pathetic little racist loser and coward with an internet connection.

TontoBubbaGoldstein October 31, 2013 at 9:09 am

Care to name one or two black mayors of major US cities who have served honorable and scandal free terms?

****NOTE TO THE PTB, GRAND POOHBAH WILL FOLKS, KARL, NANCY MACE (WHEN SHE’S DONE PRIMARYING) ETC. …

TBG occasionally comments on another blog (Vox Popoli) that has a “put up or shut up rule”. If a poster is asked a direct question, he has a reasonable amount of time to answer it. If he refuses to answer the question (or retract the premise which precipitated the question), he is banned from posting until such time he chooses to do so.

This rule cuts down on “poo flinging” and adds to substantive discussion. TBG advocates a similar rule for FITSNEWS.

SCBlues October 31, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Okay, TBG, do you want to even give credence to some racist BS posted by Darwin? Go ahead – it is a free country. Have at it. Have that substantive discussion with darwin about some racist BS – you obviously have nothing else to do. Have you seen the racist BS posted by Darwin repeatedly on this forum? Go ahead – have a racist dialogue with Darwin. By the way, last time I checked I am white and over 18 and believe in SC that pretty much gives me the right to do whatever the fuck I want to do? Is that good enough for you, TBG? TBG – when the Great Blog God anoints you as The Decider about everything let me know – until them maybe you ought to just STFU and take care of yourself. And there were a bunch of direct questions asked of you, TBG. Let’s see what you come up with.

TontoBubbaGoldstein October 31, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Okay, TBG, do you want to even give credence to some racist BS posted by Darwin?

Don’t really care. seemed like he asked a reasonable question.

Have you seen the racist BS posted by Darwin repeatedly on this forum?

Haven’t really paid attention. TBG suspects that our definitions of “racist BS” may differ. have seen some stuff by “Assblow” that seemed pretty over the top.

By the way, last time I checked I am white and over 18 and believe in SC that pretty much gives me the right to do whatever the fuck I want to do?

Eh… what was your question?

If you are looking for affirmation… Sure.

Is that good enough for you, TBG?

Absolutely.

BTW, TBG is not awaiting anointment by the GBG. The Decider is, was, and eternally shall be…GWB.

SCBlues October 31, 2013 at 1:01 pm

“Don’t really care. Seemed like he asked a reasonable question”

And that, TBG, speaks volumes about you. I care – and I can assure you that our definitions of “reasonable question” definitely differ.

“Haven’t really paid attention. TBG suspects that our definitions of “racist BS” may differ. Have seen some stuff by “Assblow” that seemed pretty over the top.”
Maybe you ought to pay attention. Do a little reading before you get on here and spout off your holier-than-thou crapola. But I’m guessing you only “pay attention” to what fits your agenda.

TontoBubbaGoldstein October 31, 2013 at 1:19 pm

But I’m guessing you only “pay attention” to what fits your agenda.

…. and you would (TBG suspects), as usual, be wrong. Since SCBlues and yourself seem unable to answer Darwin’s question, ol’ TBG will handle it for you.

Willy Brown – San Francisco
Kurt Schmoke -Baltimore

SCBlues October 31, 2013 at 1:36 pm

TBG – Show me where I am wrong. The question was stupid and racist. You can feel free to stay on the internet all day and answer stupid and racist questions all you’d like. I am not on here telling folks what they have to answer and what they do not have to answer – where do you get off? Before you come on here all high and mighty and know-it-all, maybe you ought to know what the fuck you’re talking about. Go talk down to someone else – you have not impressed me at all. I’ve lived in major cities with black mayors, dildo. You’re nothing but an idiot who thinks their shit doesn’t stink.

TontoBubbaGoldstein October 31, 2013 at 2:02 pm

TBG’s only issue with you, sir, was your refusal to answer what I considered to be a straightforward question while at the same time hurling invective at the questioner. You’ve since answered the question…so I have no problem with you.

While TBG is doubtful that questions can, by themselves, be racist…he is wholeheartedly in agreement that some arguments are stupid. Arguing with each other over what TBG “pays attention to” falls in that category. In the spirit of PUOSU, TBG humbly retracts, “…. and you would (TBG suspects), as usual, be wrong.”

BrigidBernadette November 1, 2013 at 10:02 am

I can’t even read your posts, they are filled with such juvenile profanity.

SCBlues November 1, 2013 at 7:03 pm

LMFAO Well, duh! Don’t read ’em dimwit!

Darwin October 31, 2013 at 4:20 pm

After a little research, Mr. Schmoke sounds like a pretty decent guy. Willie Brown, on the other hand, is a common dirtbag, typifying my original assertions. This is fun.

Soft Sigh from Hell October 31, 2013 at 6:50 pm

On such sites, what proportion of response questions flow logically from the original statement? Not too large in my viewing. And most “misses” deserve no response.
A moderator might have a pretty hard time judging.
Put another way, when one simply posts an opinion, it is not an open invitation to debate fools.
Or, as a smart lady I once knew said, “When I yell F U, it is not a mating call.”

miss suzanne October 31, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Just like that thug, S.B.

Squishy123 October 31, 2013 at 9:26 am

So you can’t name two, how about one?

Of course you’ll just side-step that and complain about racists.

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SCBlues October 31, 2013 at 12:12 pm

You and Darwin are a good pair – you both need to grow a pair and get a life. Do you not have a life, squishy? All you can do is haunt internet forums all day posting racist and homophobic crap all day??

Squishy123 October 31, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Apparently you have more free time than I do. But that’s not unusual, just remember to pick up your empty malt liquor cans out in the front yard.

SCBlues October 31, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Here you go Darwin – can’t wait for the racists to pick the list apart – and there are many, many more by the way – this is a drop in the bucket – and I normally do not even engage in this sort of discussion with folks as offensive as you (note to TBG) – but you and little squishy have at it . . .

Pierre Landry

WB Scott

Edward Duplex

Robert Henry

Carl Stokes

Richard Hatcher

Walter Washington

Matthew Carter

Luska Twyman

Howard Nathaniel Lee

Charles Evers

James McGee

Price Woodward

Lyman Parks

James R. Ford

Ted Berry

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TontoBubbaGoldstein October 31, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Had not seen this when I posted my reply @ 1:19.
Apologies.

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Darwin October 31, 2013 at 3:48 pm

There are some very distinguished men on your list. Some lived during the 1800’s, and some were mayors of very small towns, but your response is well received. I do note that the men on your list who served as mayors of major cities (Cleveland, Gary, Dayton, Tallahassee) did so more than thirty years ago. That takes nothing away from them, but it does distance them from their modern counterparts. As Obama has recently qualified his statement that “If you like your plan, you can keep it”, I should like to revise my question to be, “Name a couple of black mayors of MAJOR cities in the last 20 YEARS who have not been caught up in corruption and scandal”. You would find that to be an infinitely tougher assignment. But, it’s not fair to change the rules midstream. You answered my question. Good show, Sir!

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TankMcNamara October 30, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Every time Fits posts an article claiming to have damning evidence about a state agency, its director or its employees, somehow he never comes up with the proof about the allegations. then all the anti-government morons get on here claiming they have “proof” and “evidence” and that they “know for a fact” that all this malfeasance is occurring. yet oddly enough, none of them can back up their claims. this is just another example.

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RogerSterlingJr October 30, 2013 at 11:44 pm

…because the LAC’s report isn’t evidence enough? Millions in missing funds, fraud going undetected because of its employee’s own incompetence, not following the procurement code, discriminatory hiring practices, non-police officers being enrolled in the police officer’s retirement system, etc. These are all proven facts. First, this isn’t a FITS article written by a FITS writer; this is a letter, presumably from a PPP employee. Second, is it really that much of a stretch to believe what this person is saying, considering the findings of the LAC report?

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You know me October 31, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Will prints only the truth…I know!

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Nodummy October 30, 2013 at 8:12 pm

It’s unfortunate that Nikki appointed such incompetent women as state agency directors- Thomas, Templeton, Koller- which makes all women appear incompetent, spiteful, and incapable of being placed in leadership positions. Apparently she does it to make herself look better, but it only makes her look like an even bigger fool.

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Cynthia October 31, 2013 at 11:23 am

I mean really, look at her parents. Really.

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AssBlow October 31, 2013 at 11:34 am

If Obamas mom would have gotten an abortion she would have bee a CRIME STOPPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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fedup October 31, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Incompetence and greed do not discriminate. Unfortunately, there is plenty of each in every race. What happened at the BCB today?

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One time too many to far to go October 31, 2013 at 5:05 pm

the gov is the one for parole, but not just yet.

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Billy K Mulligan November 1, 2013 at 9:45 am

Mayor Benjamin once ran this agency under Gubner Hodges so it has a long history of incompetence and shady dealings at the top.

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Agnes November 1, 2013 at 4:23 pm

“there is a forensic audit of the agency (in addition to the damning Legislative Audit Council report released earlier this year)” Ya Sic, same with Abe Turner and his “Band of Bruthas” at SCDEW and nothing was done until Turner gave himself a $33,000 a year raise and started laying off SCDEW field staff. Once the fiscal mismanagement makes “The State” or the “P&C” and Queen Nikki gets embarassed, she’ll demand Kela Thomas’ resignation, just like she did with Abe Turner. After all, they are just token political appointees, not professionals in their fields.

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fedup November 1, 2013 at 5:11 pm Reply

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