Correcting the record per the disclosures posted by Iris on:
There is an error regarding Mr. Ryan and this is the only possible error of all that was posted. In other words, all of it is true with the possible exception of the one statement that Mr. Ryan had been forced out of ADOC or ADC as the current web page under construction calls the Arizona Department of Corrections.
I call ADOC or ADC something else, as one may see from the categories on my blog. And the rest of The Valley shall soon refer to ADOC as the Department of “Corruption.”
During my interview I mentioned it had been reported to me one of the superiors in ADOC had been “forced to leave ADOC upon threat of death;” however, my ability to recall names is somewhat impaired.
I do not recall the name of the man who was forced to leave “due to his lack of support for Governor Napolitano” and walk off from ADOC and his ASRS retirement. Perhaps it was Terry Stewart.
However, I recall the name and attributes quite well of the officer who confided those things in me. It was given somewhat in confidence and accompanied by emotional frustration and disgust at how corrupt ADOC was and remains.
Nonetheless, I can tell you that Mr. Ryan has been the “Interim Director” of ADOC in the past, perhaps even many times. Moreover, there is one hallmark, one characteristic that is unforgettable about Chuck Ryan:
Chuck Ryan was not well liked by the rank & file.
In fact, to say that Mr. Ryan was “hated” would not be too strong.
Allow me to paraphrase a lifetime ADOC employee who knew Chuck Ryan intimately:
‘Chuck Ryan was an asshole. He was born an asshole and he’s always going to be an asshole. He’s a short man. He has “little man syndrome” (and “tan hair”). He’s always going to be an asshole. Everyone hates him!’
Chuck Ryan has been disliked for years by the rank & file of ADOC security officers, administrative support & health services alike.
My advice to Governor Jan Brewer:
DO NOT CONSIDER CHUCK RYAN FOR DIRECTOR OF ADOC!
Unless the Governor wants to send a message to the hard working men & women at ADOC that the Governor doesn’t give a hoot for the men & women who work hard at ADOC!