The Hard Cell At the OC Jail

[Moxley Confidential] Deputies locked an innocent man in a cell with a homicidal, white-supremacist gangster and walked away

I asked John McDonald, an OCSD spokesman, to explain the incident, given that the jail operates on classification system designed to prevent inmate-housing situations that would produce violence. "At that stage, our deputies probably didn't know about [James]," McDonald said. "A lot of times, deputies are busy down there [at the jail intake center]."

With his unsuspecting prey locked in a cell with him and deputies long gone, James—who proudly told this story in the MSNBC series—removed brand-new black laces from his white Converse shoes, sneaked up from behind, double-wrapped the laces around the man's neck and yanked as hard as he could. He didn't stop until the man's eyes rolled back and his body went limp.

"But our deputies got in there and managed to save that guy's life," added McDonald, who declined to identity the victim or describe his injuries except to say, "He was beaten up pretty bad."

MSNBC's Lockup was supposed to glorify OC jail deputies, but gangster Brian Lee James wrecked the plan
Photo illustration by Andrea Adams
MSNBC's Lockup was supposed to glorify OC jail deputies, but gangster Brian Lee James wrecked the plan

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A pleased James snorted on MSNBC, "That was the worst possible time he could have been sitting next to me. . . . He was a pervert, a creep . . . I had nothing left to lose."

Today, the hoodlum is serving a 95-years-to-life prison term.

And James' victim? He was guilty of nothing. The misdemeanor charge that brought him into the OC Jail that night was dropped due to lack of evidence.

This column appeared in print as "The Hard Cell: OC deputies locked an innocent man in a cell with a homicidal, white-supremacist gangster and walked away."

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Mohd Mughrabi
Mohd Mughrabi

Jail is for prisoners. Inmates will say and do anything to discredit law enforcement. A woman recently arrested in Irvine, named Kelli Staska domestically violated her husband along with endangering her child is now attacking the law enforcement agency for sexual and police brutality. This is a woman who strikes at her husband, endangers and abandons her own child. She is now trying to beat down law enforcement who put their lives on the line everyday to kept us safe. What is the world coming to????

Ikitty Mailguard1
Ikitty Mailguard1

this is truly a sick story.three weeks ago my neighbor was arrested for verbal/physical assault against a woman who claimed she's his girlfriend.i heard them verbally carry on until 5-6:00am - but he was telling her that he didn't need the problems she instilled on him.she wrote a paper stating that he beat her, etc, etc.cops came and took him to ocj and put him in a cell with two skinheads, who beat the s--t out of him.next morning they released him because the woman recanted her story.

he doesn't have medical insurance, so the emergency room couldn't do anything about his nose, which is,now, almost flush with the rest of his face, except stop the bleeding.guy is not the same person i met two months ago - physically, mentally or emotionally.

way to go cops - throw a skinny, 5"3' guy into a cell with two skinheads with nothing to do.

i hope he sues EVERYONE involved and WINS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

the police obviously have nothing to do either - so why not watch some live entertainment ?

try screwing your heads on the exact opposite way than your bosses tell you,you might see things differently - what goes around, comes around.

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The police seriously need to learn how to care! Our friends, children and family members are dying from the disregard and negligence of the jail staff. If a person is at this "rehabilitation center" u r in charge of a life. What is going on here? Enough is enough! My brother died in your hands 5 months & 24 days ago. U have no answer as to cause of death STILL. While u tuck your families in at night, there are families who are left with memories. We walk in a haze knowing life has now changed forever! Our family chain is broken. Yet u still continue to knowingly put someone in a cell to "share." With a man who is waiting for this oppurtunity to act on "what do I have to lose" outlook. Were you hoping he would do this, did u give him the go ahead to "take care" of this innocent victim?The truth always comes out and you OC jail "rehabilitation" are in serious trouble. There is no way out of this abuse you conduct at your "job."

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