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STATE OF WASHINGTON

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

WARNING
THIS FILE IS THE PROPERTY OF THE
WASHINGTON CORRECTIONS CENTER FOR WOMEN
INTELLIGENCE & INVESTIGATIONS OFFICE
CONTENTS MA Y BE DISCLOSED ONLY TO PERSONS WHOSE
OFFICIAL DUTIES REQUIRE ACCESS. CONTENTS MA Y NOT BE
DISCLOSED TO THE PARTY(S) CONCERNED NOR TO COUNSEL,
WITHOUT SPECIFIC AUTHORIZATION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT.

CASE TOPIC:
CASE #:

STAFF MISCONDUCT RE: CO MAGNUSON

01-001-04-F01

DATE OPENED: 1/9/04
DATE CLOSED: 1/15/04

sign and date at time of review Dr receipt
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CONFIDENTIAL

Washington State Correction
Center for Women

Intelligence & Investigations .
Case File

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CONFIDENTIAL
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Washington Corrections Center for Women
Intelligence & Investigations
Investigative Case
#Ol-OOl-04-FOl

January 15, 2004
TO:

Belinda D. Stewart
Superintendent, WCCW

FROM:

Steven B. Baxter

Investigator, WCCW .
SUBJECT:

Possible Staff Misconduct RE: CO Burt Magnuson

SYNOPSIS: On Monday January 5, 2004 a preliminary fact finding investigation was opened by the
WCCW 1&1office into alleged misconduct by Correctional Officer (CO) Burt Magnuson while assigned to
the Special Management Unit at WCCW, These allegations arose in a letter written by CO Sophia du PrelStiles to her CDS and included the following allegations:
o On 12128/03 while working with CO Magnuson on the pod CO du Prel-Stiles felt something on
her back and asked CO Magnuson if there was anything on her back and CO Magnuson
responded, "bend over and I'll find out." The inmate being escorted IIM
also
looked shocked by the comment.
o
While escorting IIM
the same day CO Magnuson approached the cell door and
said "now I get to cuffyo~ softly, while smiling, CO du Prel-Stiles then noticed CO
Magnuson squeezing ~upper arm as he escorted her to the dayroom,
o
That while conducting Med-line on this same day that CO Magnuson blocked the speaker vents
of several inmates doors and allowed the Pod to yell and scream to levels that made it impossible
to conduct Med-Line. When questioned CO Magnuson stated that the noise didn't bother him,
o
On several occasions CO du Prel Stiles has observed CO Magnuson stand in front of cell doors
and tell inmates that he had been a stripper before he was an officer and would say, "What comes
after lightning? Thunder!" as he would unbuckle his duty belt. He would then tell them that
Thunder was his stage name,
o On another occasion CO du Prel-Stiles was told by IIM_DOC# that during tile last week
of December 2003 that CO Magnuson w~t "King" magazine that was going to an
inmate in segregation and showed Irnnate~ictures from themagazine of women in
thong underwear and said "I can tell you what she's thinking."

During the course of this preliminary fact finding 1&1 was contacted by Sgt Barrett who stated that he had
been told by UM_had told him that she had been requested by CO Magnuson to flash him and that
I/~ad stated that he had given her telephone numbers to contact him after she released (Sgt Barrett
followed up this verbal information with a E-Mail on January 9, 2004) see attachment 1, Both inmates and
staff were interviewed and due to the nature of the initial allegations made by these inmates and staff,
WCCW Superintendent Belinda Stewart was briefed and requested a formal investigation be opened on
January 9, 2004,

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RE: Staff Misconduct CO Magnuson
January 15, 2004

INVESTIGATIVE INTERVIEWS:
Correctional Officer Sophie du Prel-Stiles was interviewed on \/6/04 and had no further information to
add to her previous letter to CDS Brown (See attachment 2) except that she had requested on numerous
times to CO Magnuson to refrain from the sexual jokes and comments when she was around. All other
allegations and statements are included above in the synopsis.
Inmate
as interviewed on January 8, 2004 and supplied a writiea statement
(See attachment 3). Inmate -,tated that CO Magnuson had come to her cell door during the summer
while she had a sheet wrapped around her but no other clothes on due to the heat and gestured for her to
flash him, she refused. CO Magnuson stated, " You could bet me in a lot of trouble" smiled and left. On
another occasion CO Magnuson was placing waist chains on her and told her "don't move so I don't molest
you." Inmate_also related that Inmate"ad told her that CO Magnuson had given her his home
and office number so she could contact him after she released. lIM-,also stated that~ad told her
that CO Magnuson had requested she flash him and that she had. IIM_remembered the incident with
CO du Prel-Stiles and CO Magnuson and thought the comment was sexual in nature in the way he said it.
has witnessed CO Magnuson perform the Thunder/lightning dance several times. IIM"'has
an on/off relationship with IIM
and was upset that CO Magnuson went l<' a n d told her she
needed to be careful arounciZ asked her if she had heard what she had done to her last girlfriend.
~ stated that CO Magnuson tells dirty jokes and stories to inmates and in her written statement
wrote" he getting out of control and I fell uncomfortable with him working in seg with me."

IIM.

Inmate
was interviewed on January 8, 2004 and stated that she had noticed
CO Magnuson hanging around the cell door ofInmate_ll the time. IIM~lso stated that he
used to tell dirty jokes and on one occasion when she was mailing out a letter to a mail friend CO
Magnuson had made the comment, UGh you swing bothways". Inmate _ w a s in Segregation for a
504 - sexual acts. Inmate _
related that Inmate-'ad told her that CO Magnuson had asked her to
flash him and had given her numbers to contact him when she released. Inmate"ad also told her that
CO Magnuson had given her extra food. Inmate~also related that she had seen CO Magnuson do
the Thunder/lightning dance. Inmate _ a l s o stated that Inmate-.,ad told her that CO Magnuson
had shown her _
his bulge through his pants.

Inmate
was interviewed on January 8, 2004 and made a written statement
on January 14, 2004 (See attachment 4) in this interview and written statement lnmate~ade the
following statements/allegations against CO Magnuson:
•
•

.

Beginning on December 23, 2003 when she arrived in Segregation CO Magnuson began to make
flirty and sexual comments to her.
One day after she had been exercising CO Magnuson approached her door saw one of her tattoos
on her stomach and asked to see it. IIM.showed him the tattoo and then CO Magnuson asked
to see further down saying" What is that all? No more?" CO Magnuson then said he wanted to see
"You Know" "I'm sure yon bave a pretty kitty." IIM.stated she said "Yes but yon can't see
it." CO Magnuson is alleged to have continued to ask throughout the afternoon to the point that
other inmates were noticing that he was at her door a lot. The next time he approachedIIM"
states that she BA's him (mooned him) and he said, "Wow, I was right you do have a pretty kitty."
Then asked if she had ever been a dancer and told her he would like for her to dance with him, if
she knew what he meant.

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January 15, 2004

After the talk about dancing CO Magnuson asked how much longer she had in,prison and then
asked to see "it" again. When IIM"efused CO Magnnson is alleged to have said no that and
pointed at her chest. IIM.states that she then flashed CO Magnuson her chest and asked ifhe
was happy to which he replied "very happy."
Inmate.states thatfor the next two days that CO Magnnson hung around her door looking at
her and making sexual and flirty comments. Then the next day he handed her an empty toilet
paper and said to imagine something that would fit in there and room left on hath ends too, CO
Magnuson then allegedly said that it would be enough to please 11M.
CO Magnuson then is reported to return later and ask what she was thinking and then said he was
thinking about seeing her when she released and asked for a number where he could reach her. 11M
.stated that she gave him her parent's number and gave her his home number and the booth
number in segregation. He then is reported to have shown his erect penis through his pants by
holding the excess material down around it with his hands and told 11M_how excited she made
"willy" pointing to his groin. 11M_then states she told him that it was quite a bit for his age
and he is reported to have said "Oh yeah, "Willy" can still do plenty and I hope you get the chance
to see just how." UM~en stated that he wanted herto get hold of him after her release and

o

o

o

keep quietaboutthe conversations.

IIM_

Inmate. agreed to take a polygraph and was given this examination on January 12, 2004 (See
attachment 5). The following questions were asked to
•
•
•

While in segregation, did Officer Magnuson ask to see your "pretty Kitty?"
Did Officer Magnuson tell you his booth extension number?
While in segregation, did you "B.A." Officer Magnuson and show him your breasts?

Based on the physiological responses produced by the subject on three polygraph charts in the opinion of
Mr. William Tufts of GSR Polygraph services, 11M Lair was not attempting deception when she answered
yes to the above questions.

Inmate
was interviewed on January 13, 2004 and was asked about the
incident involving 0 Magnuson. Inmate
b,tated that she remembered the incident, and that she
had been working late to clean a shower in segregation and was waiting in the foyer inside segregation for
female officers to strip her out so she could return to the unit. While she waswaiting CO Magnuson was
looking at a magazine called "King" and showed her pictures of women in thongs and bikini tops and said"
I know what they are thinking, and would then tell her. UM4f
did not remember any of the
"thou ts" but does remember that they were of a sexual natnre. This magazine belonged to Inmate
ho when interviewed stated that it was the only copy she had ever
lowed the cover and pictures to be photocopiedand are included in this

Inmate
as interviewed on January 9, 2004 and stated that CO Magnuson
had approac e er and warned herto watchout for Inmate_ and reminded her what_ had done
to her last girlfriend.

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January 15,2004

Corrections Officer Brydee Glasco was interviewed on January 8, 2004 and wrote a written statement
(see attachment 7). In this interview and written statement CO Glasco stated that while not able to quote
word for word there have been many times that Officer Magnuson has said things out of the way thnt made
her feel uncomfortable in the sense of him being unprofessional. The statements were always some kind of
sexual innuendo responses to inmates or staff questions, Officer Glasco gave the following two examples:
•

•

One time while working with CO Magnuson she was trying to get some things done and needed
him to come upstairs in B-Pod to help take someone out of the shower. When CO Glasco asked if
he was coming up the stairs and help her, he did not reply when she asked again if he was coming
up stairs he replied "No I'm not corning yet, I'm just breathing hard."
Another incident that CO Glasco had observed was when they would take inmates to the shower
he would ask if they wanted the grease in a cup or smeared on their tongue. (Grease is offered to
the inmates for their hair.)

CO Glasco states that while CO Magnuson is very knowledgeable and a nice person his communication
style is very unprofessional.
Correctional Officer Russell Ortega was interviewed on January 8, 2004 and also wrote a written
statement (see attachinent 8). In this interview and statement while not able to quote anything verbatim CO
Ortega related that he has observed CO Magnuson make several sexnal and inappropriate jokes towards/to
several staff while on post in segregation. Officer Ortega feels that this is unprofessional and should stop.
Correctional Officer Ronald Wilson was interviewed on January 8, 2004 and also supplied a written
memo (See attachment 9). In these statements Officer Wilson relates that on many occasion in segregation
he has overheard CO Magnuson Make comments and sometimes jokes which were of a sexual nature in the
presence of offenders and staff. CO Wilson felt that these comments and jokes were very inappropriate and

unprofessional.
Correctional Officer Manrice Glasco was interviewed on January 15,2004. Officer Glasco stated that he
has worked with CO Magnuson on several occasions in segregation. During these shifts he stated that CO
Magnuson has made many inappropriate comments to the offenders. On one occasion he remembered CO
'ber body wash before her shower and telling her he wish he had time to help
Magnuson handing 11M
her with her body wash. Co Glasco has also heard CO Magnuson make comments about offenders being
BBW, which he explained to an inmate meant Big Beautiful Women.
Correctional Sergeant Michael Kapsch was interviewed on January 8, 2004 in reference to the
allegations made against CO Magnuson. Sgt. Kapsch also supplied a written memo (see attachment 10).
Sgt. Kapach stated that he had verbally counseled CO Magnuson about comments he had made. This
comment was made to an Inmate in Receiving who was returning to her room after a shower. This inmate
was tall and CO Magnuson commented over the intercom "they sure gave you a short robe:" Sgt. Kapsch
states he has had no further incidents since.

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RE: Staff Misconduct CO Magnuson
January 15,2004
Correctional Officer Burt Magnuson was interviewed on January 13 and 15, 2004 in regards to the

allegations made against him. CO Magnuson has denied all allegations except for the following:
CO Magnuson states that he has told inmates that he was a dancer hefore he was an officer and has
performed the Lightning/Thunder routine (rolling of hips while saying "what comes after
Lightning - Thunder") and has unbuckled his utility belt during it.
•
CO Magnuson does admit to telling sexy/off-color jokes to staff and inmates some of which he
stated he would not want to tell the superintendent.
•
CO Magnuson admits to asking Inmate
if she swings both ways but not
to Inmate. . . .
•
CO Magnuson does admit to showing pictures in the King magazine to Inmate
and
making comments about what the women might be thinking.
•
CO Magnuson admits to telling Inmate~that she should watch out for InmatS
and
asking her if she knew what she had done to her last girlfriend.
•
CO Magnuson does admit to the incident with CO Glasco when she asked if he was coming
upstairs and he said he wasn't cotning yet just breathing hard.
•
CO Magnuson admitted to asking inmates if they wanted the grease on theirtongues but stated it
was just a joke.
•
CO Magnuson admits to blocking the speaker vents in inmate's doors during a med-line but
allowing the yelling to continue and med-line to continue. The Med-Line Nurse wrote infractions
after the incident.
•
CO Magnuson did admit to spending periods of time at lnmate"door.
•
CO Magnuson does admit to giving IIM-'xtra food but says it was only one orange.
•
Admits he might have told_to hold still so he wouldn't molest her while applying waist
restraints, but states that ifhe did it was so she would hold still and he wouldn't accidentally touch
her.
.

•

CO ~uson had no real explanation for why the inmates would be making these allegations except that
IIM-,might be angry for him talking to I1M~bout her, and !1M _ecause he wouldn't give
her a comb one day after finding it was used for fishing in the pod. CO Magnuson stated that he tries to
feel out the people he works with and only goes as far as he feels they feel comfortable with his jokes.

Conclusion:
Investigations of these allegations have produced evidence of probable staff misconduct. CO Magnuson
has admitted to numerous of the allegations and Inmate_has passed a polygraph on several of the more
serious accusations that CO Magnuson denies. This I&i investigation is closed pending any further
evidence/information.

10 Attachments
I. Memo from Sgt. Barrett dated 1/9/04
2. Memo from CO Sophie du Prcl-Stilea to CDS Brown no date
3. Statement From Inmate_dated 1/8/04
4. Statement from Inmat~ated 1/14104
S. Polygraph results dated 1/12/04
6.

7.
8.
9.
10.

Copies of pictures from Jan edition King Magazine
Memo from CO Glasco dated 1/8104

Memo from CO Ortega dated 1/8/04
Memo from CO Wilson dated 118/04
Memo from Sgt Kapsch dated 118/04

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Baxter, Steven B.
From:

Sent:
To:
Subject:

Barrett, Herbert C.
Friday, January 09,20042:54 PM
Baxter, Steven B.
CIO Magnuson

On 01/01/04 While working as the segregation Sgt, Inmate
II
. . . . . . told me that c/O Magnuson came to her cell to take her to
the shower and asked her to flash him. I asked her on what date
did that happen and she could not remember the date.
also
told me that Inmate
told her that C/O Magnuson
gave her his home phone and work number and told her he can keep
her out of trouble. I n m a t e " also stated that Inmate _ _
. . . . . . was flashing C/O Magnuson.

1II1II

1

Attachment ( I )
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To: TelTY Brown
CUSSEG
From: Sophie du Prel-Stiles
Seg c/o
This letter is in reference to my concerns about officer Magnusons comments and behavior in
segregation unit.
On 12.18.03 officer Magnuson and I worked on the floor together, while moving 1MU inmate
_
I felt something on my back. I asked Magnuson if there was anything on my back? He
responded "bend over and I'll find out!'. His comment caught me off guard and even inmate
• •l'looked at me in shock. As we arrived to her cell door and it closed I told him his comment
was uncalled for and unprofessional. Later that day, I entered B pod and magnuson was leaning
on cell door Sb132 talking to inmate• . As I approached the door he said "now I get to cuff
you" and he smiled, his voice was very soft, as he pulled her out of her cell and escorted her to
the day room I noticed he was squeezing her upper arm . I did not discuss this with magnuson but
I did find it odd that all the cuffing had been done by myself until that inmate.
Later that day Sgt Baccetti came in to talk to certain inmates. Officer Ortega (our RNM of the
unit) assisted me in the moves in B pod, as Magnuson was doing medline in Apod. When Ortega
and I entered A pod, the screaming was so loud that you could not hear the words the inmates
were screaming. ( Note: if the pod is very loud, we usually stop medline and retum. I have never
in my year and a half in segregation seen rnedline done in such a disruptive pod. The nurse on
duty was new to seg and the institution, I had met her earlier that day). I walked in the pod and
noticed towels stuffed in the grid below the cell door windows in inmate
4 I S and
_door. I immediately removed the towels, as we are not supposed to cover any part of an
inmates cell door. I tried to calm_and the other inmates down and asked Magnuson, who
was leaning against the stairs if he would like me to take over medline and do B pod instead
since it was so loud. He replied' no, I'm not disturbed by the noise", I then asked him, why did
he cover the grid with a towel if he wasn't disturbed by the noise? He did not answer me.
Inmate_ was calling my name by this point, as I approached her cell, she was in tears and
catching her breath, she told me that she asked Magnuson if he was going to infract the inmates
that were disturbing medline, since she had beeninfracted last week for doing just that. She said
heanswered her "no". She said that he infracted her because be knows that if she gets a major,
she automatically has to do six more months on 1111U. She also said that he is paying her back
because heis no longer a sergeant because of her and what she did in CCU.~aid that the
nurse was giving her the wrong med and she was questioning that so he infracted her.
,

Once the pod calmed down and medline was over, 1 asked Magnuson if it was true that he told
_that he was not going to infract anyone, he admitted to telling her that . I then asked him if
that looked fair, since last week she was inn-acted for doing the same. He replied" I was not
disturbed by the noise". 1 told him that it looks like he was singleling her out and 1 will write an
incident report about it and the grids being covered. I know the inmates were not spitting since
they would be infracted if that happened.

Attachment ( :L)
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1have worked for about a year with magnuson and many times I have pulled him aside and
told him my concerns with his inappropriate comments to inmates in the pod. Other staff
members and inmates have come to me and expressed their feelings and uneasiness. ] have asked
them to talk to my supervisors and write an incident report and ] have talked to my sergeant.
On many occasions I have seen Magnuson tell inmates [11 seg that he used to be a stripper before
he became all officer.He has stood In front of cell doors and said" what comes after lightning?
Thunder! (as be unbuckles ills duty belt). He then tells them thunder was his stage name.
About a week ago, one of the seg janitors on swing shift, imnate'" told me that
Magnuson was looking at a King magasine in the seg foyer as she was mopping.(Note: the
magazine belong to inmate _ w h o was housed in seg). This magazine had very
provocative pictures of women on thong underwear in very sexual poses. She told me that he
pointed to one of the pictures and said"] can tell you what she is thinking'tand smiled. I asked
her what she did?, she said she continued mopping and ignored him. I told her to talk to sgt.
Kapsch and I will too.
The other officers that have worked with me and have voiced concerns are
Officer Hamman, Wilson, Burnside, Glavey, Glasco M, Glasco B, Ortega.
Inmates that have talked to me are, _

. . . _ I m u inmates in seg .

Seg janitors/laundry workers on swing shift._
that they don't want to cause any problems.

and~ave told me

Respectfully,

5//.----..

Officer du Prel- Stiles

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GSlt
POLYGRAPH SERViCE..s
William D. Tufts

140918t l1 Ave CT. SW

Puyallup, WA 98371

POLy(>nAPIi

&~Ai\1INAnON

REPOIlT

Investigator Steve Baxter
Department of Corrections
Washington Corrections Center for Women
PO Box 17
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

TO:

SUbject:

008:

_1974

Requested by:

Examination Date:

1/12/04

Offense:

Statement Verification

Investigator Steve Baxter

Purpose of Examination: To verity or refute the subject's allegation that Officer Magnuson
asked to see your "pretty Kitty", gave his booth extension number to you, and you pulled down
your pants and aiso showed him your breasts.

Prior \0 the polygraph examination, the subject was advised of her Polygraph Rights and waived
these rights by signing the attached form.
CONCLUSIONS
A polygraph examination was administrator to the subject on the above issues.
Based on the physiological responses produced by the sunect on three (3) polygraph
charts, in the opinion of this examiner, she was not attempting deception when she
answered "yes" to the following relevant questions:
1. While in the hole, did Officer Magnuson ask to see your "pretty Kitty"?
2. Did Officer Magnuson tell you his booth extension number?

3. While in tnenole, did you "B.A." Officer Magnuson and show him your breasts?

t t0DA

b

Examiner: William 0, Tufts

January 12, 2004
Date of Report

Attachment ( 5 )
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POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION STATEMENT OF CONSENT

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Examination of

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Place

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,understand a polygraph examination

administered by GSR polygraph services' for the
is being conducted

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c. c.

conceming514t<"'1~rV..e;t1f, c..,4-f~ I also understand that I

cannot be required to submit to a polygraph examination without my consent. Additionally,
that if the answers during the examination show deception, I may be asked to explain.

I hold GSR polygraph services and William Tufts harmless and free from any
liability for any acts or omission by any either parties or agencies and release and hold
harmless any persons or agencies lrorn any and all claims or liabilities alleged to result from or
arise out of this examination.

Understanding that [ have the unqualified right to refuse, I
do hereby, this date, voluntarily and without duress, coercion, unlawful inducement, or
promise of reward, agree to submit to a polygraph examination. I further understand that the
information obtained during this process will not be released to me.

Witness

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Signature

Date

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Laughs and lapdances: That about summed u~
vibe at Nelly's NC-17 video for "E.\:' (Tip Drill rer
Filmed in ATL, the Derrty country boy gave KIN
all-access pass to his private shoot-which is (
straight to video.
PHOTOGRAPHYBERTSPANGEMACHER

286

January 8, 2004

To: Steve Baxter, I and I
From: Officer Brydee Glasco
Subject: Officer Bert Magnuson

I am writing this merna as you requested of me. It is in reference to my experience working with
Officer Bert Magnuson in the Segregation Unit. I honestly can not quote word for word anything specific
that Officer Magnuson has said to the Offenders housed there. There have been many times that Officer
Magnuson has said things out of the way that made me feel uncomfortable in the sense of rum being
unprofessional. The things he says are always some kind of witty sexual innuendo responses to their
questions or remarks. One time I worked with him on the pods and I was trying to get things done. ! needed
him to come up stairs in B pod and help me take someone out of the shower. I asked him ifhe was coming
up the stairs, he did not reply. I asked him again ifhe was coming to help me and he replied" No I'm not
coming yet, !'mjust breathing hard." I felt what he said was totally out of line and I told him not to say
things like that. Things such as asking the offenders "Do you want this grease in a cup on smeared on your
tongue?" etc. Officer Magnusonis a very knowledgeable and nice person but his corrununicatian style is
very unprofessional.

fclj\-*\.-~~G'
Brydee GlaSco
AL Relief, Third Shift
FriJSat

Attachment II )
290

01-08-04
iii'"

I HAVE WORKED WITH C/O MAGNESON IN THE PAST, WHILE I
WAS AN R&M. I'VE NEVER WORKED WITH HIM IN SEG. BESIDE
ASSISTING SEG. STAFF WITH DETAILS. C/O MAGNESON HAS
MADE SEVERAL, SEXUAL & UNAPPROPRIATE JOKES TOWARDS/
& TO SEVERAL STAFF WHILE ON POST IN SEG. I THINK WHAT HE
IS DOING IS VERY UNPROFFESIONAL AND IT HAS TO STOP.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. IF Theirs ANYTHING ELSE YOU
NEED TO ASK ME FEEL FREE TO CALL ME.

C/O ORTEGA

Attachment ( ~ )
291

Wrll;\liu1l1C111 Stlllel
OEPARTMi:~IT OF CORflt=:CTlllNS

Date: 1-8-04

TO: Investigator Baxter

FROM: Officer Ronald Wilson

SUBJECT: Investigation of Bert Magnuson

I'm responding per your request to an investigation of a co-worker from the Segregation unit. On
many occasions I've overheard C/O B. Magnuson make comments and sometime jokes which were of a
sexual nature in the presence of offenders and staff. I felt the comments and jokes were very inappropriate
in the work environment. However, I cannot quote exactly what was said, but I know the comments were
inappropriate and very unprofessional. CIO Magnuson is a very knowledgeable officer, but his
communication skills with offenders and female staff is unprofessional.

Attachment (

C{ )
292

'N'If,hlnUlon Sin'..
OEJ'J\Rn"E~IT

OF C.OHIlEC"TIONS

Date: January 8,2004

TO: Investigator Baxter
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FROM: Sgt. Kapsch,

SUBJECT:

J.

Officer Magnuson

On this date you called me about an investigation involving Officer Magnuson. During our
conversation you asked me if I had ever witnessed or heard Officer Magnuson make any inappropriate

comments towards staff or inmates. 1 informed you that 1had and that 1had verbally counseled him at one
point about comments he had made. Since then 1 havenot had any complaints nor need to take any further
action on Officer Magnuson in regards to comments being made.

1 was on annual leave when this took place. Upon returning from my leave 1 was informed about
some comments he had made to one of his co-workers in the unit in the presence of an inmate. This

happened to be a Sunday when 1 was informed. On Monday 1talked to the unit CUS who informed me
further action was being taken (meaning 1&1 was involved).

Attachment

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293

HZ
Baxter, Steven B.
From:
Sent:

To:
Subject:

Glasco, Maurice A.
Thursday, January 15, 2004 9:28 PM
Baxter, Steven B.
Request for Statement

I have worked with Officer Magnesson on several occasions in Segregation. During these shifts I have heard Magnesson
make many inappropriate comments to the offenders in Seg. One of the occasions I remember clearly, Magnesson was
her body wash in a Seg. shower. He made a remark to
about wishing he had the time to help
handing 11M
her with her body wash. He also made remarks to other offenders about being B.B.w, when an 11M asked what this meant,
he her told them 'It meant Big Beautiful Women.

1

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