Monday, June 15, 2015

Breakdown in Prison Security - The Human Factor

The daring escape of two murderers serving life sentences from a maximum security prison in New York proves the old adage, “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”   In this case it was the human factor, a lovelorn female civilian and a seasoned correction officer.
But the responsibility for the escape goes beyond the two low-level employees who were “conned” by the convicts.
The truth is, those low-level prison employees shouldn’t have been able to assist the escapees the way they did without their superiors noticing and putting a stop to it.
Plus, the prisoners should never have been placed in the cells they were, nor should they have been given freedom of movement they were.

If we learned anything from this, it is that anything can be gotten in prison, for a price.  Neither sophisticated electronic security systems nor stone walls and steel bars will  prevent corrupt employees from acts of misconduct.  But ultimate responsibility for lax security lies at the door of prison administrators.....READ MORE
Joyce Mitchell

Monday, June 8, 2015