Friday, June 18, 2010

Why You Can't Trust Private Prison Operators

A man charged with murdering someone at a playground in broad daylight was wrongfully released from confinement in Pennsylvania earlier this week.  The mix-up occured at a facility run by Community Education Centers, a smaller company based out of NJ. There is rampant speculation that this could have been an inside job, perpetrated by someone in the records department.  Regardless of whether his release was intentional or not, this just demonstrates an expectable outcome of having poorly trained staff that aren't properly vetted before working in high-risk positions.  Hopefully this will be enough of a lesson to the Delaware County prison officials to teach them to not privatize their prisons.  Doubtful, but I can hope, right?

Here's a link to the initial story about the improper release:

The title link goes to a more in-depth article about how and why this could have happened.

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