Daniel Landreth Still Locked Up in Arizona, Despite Texas Head Tattoo

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Daniel Landreth
Don't let the map of Texas on top of his head fool you, Daniel Landreth's been locked up in Arizona since 2006.

Upon Landreth's release from prison Monday morning, he was picked up by deputies from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, who arrested Landreth on a warrant.

Landreth, 34, landed in prison in October 2006 for transportation theft and another pair of felony theft charges.

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According to court documents obtained by New Times, Landreth was greeted by deputies upon his release from the Arizona State Prison Complex -- Lewis (in Buckeye) for an outstanding warrant. The charge is listed as a seven-year-old misdemeanor case, so it's probably related to a probation violation.

All that aside, Landreth -- who, to his credit, does have a listed address in Venus, Texas -- joins the list of people booked into jail in Phoenix with really dumb-looking tattoos depicting a location.

Others include Moses Ulloa, who has the City of Glendale's logo on top of his head, Vicente Valles, who has the City of Tempe's logo tattooed on his chin, and Johnny Shane McNeel, who has the East Valley's "480" area code on his chin, as you can see below (in that order):

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turkeytacosfromhell
turkeytacosfromhell

Genetics certainly has something to do with why people are in prison but that's certainly by far not the only reason they wind up there. You also have to factor in perspective, resources and the extent on emotional trauma. Certainly no one wants to be locked in a cage once there but heinz sight is 20/20 and no one is perfect. The way the prison system is designed only seems to encourage the problems to get worse. Unhealthy experiences and perspectives float abound a long with all the new and unspoken rules of war inside of a prison facility. No, the tattoo on top of the head is not flattering but who knows why he got it. Maybe he did it because he was trying to earn goodwill or favor for protection. This tattoo has some form of symbolism and though he'll never win a beauty pagent there are by far worse things to embarrassed of (e.g. poking fun at someone behind their back). He's certainly no saint and should have learned from his mistakes before he got to this point but he is not a rapist, child molester or murderer. It becomes really easy to point the finger until you wind up in similar circumstances no matter what the reason (self medicating depression is a common reason for substance abuse). You're also not improving the situation by yourselves demonstrating immature behavior. If society wants change then it the culture must change to encourage the wanted behavior but... I see little hope because it takes empathy and a willingness to try to understand ones situation rather than employing strictly our own experiences to criticize and judge the actions of others. In the end it is all fair because someone in a mental state that has landed them in prison has already been broken in some form and picking at never lets wounds mend it makes them worse.


lainer
lainer

Scumbags with tattoos. Lovely.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

Why is it that folks like this never seem to rehabilitate while they are locked up?  You would think that someone would want to hire them for meaningful employment.  After all, from what I could see, they all knew that their tats had no misspelled words.  That should count for something!

azcumsquelcher
azcumsquelcher

I want to get a tattoo of Phoenix divided by neighborhoods on my head

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

More evidence that there is such a thing as a "criminality gene."

lainer
lainer

@turkeytacosfromhell You sound like one of the counselors in the prison system. The ones the inmates used to laugh at behind their backs and manipulate to gain sympathy. 

Free will. Everyone has it. 

SchoolingDummies
SchoolingDummies

Prison isn't meant for rehabilitation, its meant for incarceration.  Duh

turkeytacosfromhell
turkeytacosfromhell

@truthseekeraz well.. the theory is that you are safer as result of keeping certain people separated from the general population. If you want that to change you need to figure out how you can affect that.

turkeytacosfromhell
turkeytacosfromhell

@eric.nelson745 There are people who are more prone to certain behaviors but that can arise from a number of issues besides genes. An injury to the head that interferes with your ability to make rational decisions but having a gene that makes you more prone to is not a determining factor unless the condition would deem you mentally ill. In the case of a true mental illness being in prison helps nothing and that's not were they have been to begin with.

turkeytacosfromhell
turkeytacosfromhell

@lainer @turkeytacosfromhell  That's because you've been in prison and have either been a counselor or an inmate? One day, because you are so shallow, you will find yourself having to make a difficult choice both of them being what society considers wrong. You will have to choose the lesser of two evils and then you will a form of understanding if and only if you're not to egocentric to see or understand its meaning. By your well thought out reply I can see that you're pretty dense which is further demonstrated by the fact you are using an analogy to which you have really have no basis other than your spoon feed media experience. The ability to understand to any degree anyone besides yourself requires critical thinking which you have yet to develop. So while you point the finger and laugh at a tattoo realize that rebuttle to my response only makes you look like an irrational woman who is upset grasping at any little thing to try to salvage her self image. You shouldn't talk about people behind their backs because it is rude. If you want to tell him how you feel why don't you send him a letter with your return address. I'm sure he'd appreciate it. 

turkeytacosfromhell
turkeytacosfromhell

@truthseekeraz @turkeytacosfromhell To change it is complicated but I know the long story behind the guy in this picture. In fact  we are related and lived under the same roof. I can't say that I know him any more because I really don't but we I remember playing with him as a little kid, eating cold pizza and all the not so awful things that he was. He's not my brother but he's not that far a long down the blood line. This might have been intercepted before it grew out of control had their been resources made available and had our culture encouraged and nurtured instead of neglecting the issue. I would have to say that our prioritize in terms of tax dollars seem to have special interests and that's not affected when we are all fighting over the details of unimportant issues. We are so distracted by who has what that we fail to realize the real issue and correct it. It takes well rounded good intentioned leaders to organize so that changes can be made for the better of society. If someone is not affecting change then you must be the one to start the ripple that becomes the tide.


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