Saturday, September 19, 2015
Three Santa Clara County Jail Guards Face Murder Charges for the Beating Death of Mentally Ill Inmate Michael Tyree
From left: Jereh Lubrin, Rafael Rodriguez, and Matthew Farris
Going to jail is one of the scariest things I could image. I have had family members go to jail for murder as well as being mentally unstable. I guess you have a 50/50 chance of get getting killed by another inmate, as well as a guard. Personally, if I was in jail, I would be more afraid of the guards as opposed to anyone else.
On Wednesday August 26, 2015 Michael Tyree a mentally ill inmate of the Santa Clara County Jail system, was beaten to death by three rookie guards. All because he refused to take his medication and not following the guards orders to get up when they were making their nightly rounds searching inmate’s cells. My question is why, did they allow three young rookies in charge of a whole floor? Given the mentality of most police officers. I would think they would have an older experienced person ones always overseeing the rookie’s. So many rookies get that authority and take it to a new level. A lot of them are more violent than the criminals. It seems they should be monitored at all times. Officers Jereh Lubrin, Rafael Rodriguez and Matthew Farris are charged with the beating death of Michael Tyree and the assault Juan Villa. Now there is going to be three more criminals, possible added to the already overcrowding prison system. Yes, the system failed Michael Tyree. There is no telling how many other inmates have died at the hands of guards. Santa Clara County Jail system needs to do better and someone has to answer for this tragedy.