Monday, September 8, 2014

Prison

http://news.yahoo.com/disturbance-detention-center-where-32-escaped-075148049.html

Dozens of teenage criminals attacked guards and escaped from a detention center in Tennessee.  The criminals were 14 to 19 years old.  A large 14 year old can be 150 pounds and very dangerous.  People often tend to talk about "children" as if they are all six years old, sweet, innocent, and 45 pounds and three feet tall.  Teenagers can be large, strong, and very dangerous.

This situation came about because the bean counters tried to get by with a low security facility, with inexpensive staff rather than prison guards and dangerous older criminals mixed in with little kids who have committed crimes.

Guarding dangerous criminals is one of the most difficult jobs in the world.  The criminals have very little to do but to think about ways to escape, evade the system, or mess with the guards.  High technology systems can help to segregate criminals from each other and staff.  Training and constant retraining of staff is very important too.  You can't run a prison system on the cheap; that's what the SGT Says.

4 comments:

Protect_and_Serve said...

I heard that one needed three felonies to get put in this location. How do we not lock up triple felons in real facilities with real guards?

Protect_and_Serve said...

Data is hard to confirm because the ATF doesn't want the general public to realize how safe fully automatic weapons are but I could not find ANY case where a registered machine gun was used in a crime, except where the user had access to other weapons at the time and the use of the machine gun was inconsequential to the crime. Machine guns have been regulated in the U.S. since 1934 and there are hundreds of thousands of machine guns in (non military / non police) hands in America.

Mike Creek said...

Because they are "just children."
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Mike Creek said...

That's true, no federally registered machine gun has ever been used in a crime, yet liberals keep trying to ban them. In fact, you can't add machine guns to the register anymore, only transfer existing machine guns because they changed the law a few years ago, for no good reason!
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