Prisoners had been forced to listen to “Baby Shark” on repeat for hours...
Updated: Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 2:04 PM est.
Prison isn’t fun and it can be hard, but you never would imagine what these prisoners in an Oklahoma jail went through.
Three former employees of a prison in Oklahoma are facing criminal charges after they handcuffed prisoners to a wall and forced them to hear the beloved children's song “Baby Shark” on repeat.
Christian Miles and Gregory Butler who are both age 21 along with their former supervisor Christopher Hendershott age 51, were charged with cruelty to prisoners, corporal punishment, and conspiracy.
Records show that at least five times between November and December five inmates were individually forced to listen to the song on repeat in an empty attorney visitation room. They would then be cuffed to the wall for as long as two hours while hearing it. The defendants claimed the song was “said to be a joke between each other”.
District Attorney David Prater said the three had acted "Conjointly, willfully, and wrongfully" in a "cruel and inhuman manner". Playing baby shark on repeat caused additional emotional stress to inmates who most likely were already surfing.
To make matters worse, cortisones records state that at least two inmates had their sleep interrupted and were pulled into the room between the hours of 2 and 3 am individually.
The three charges are currently being filed as a misdemeanor, but the District Attorney wishes there was a felony they could be charged from with this behavior.
The song "Baby Shark" which has the famous lyric "Baby Shar, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo," has captivated countless children and other social media users this year. However, the song has been also used in negative uses before when the city of West Palm Beach, Fl. blared "Baby Shakr" to deter homeless people from sleeping outside an event center...