Yet another reason for anybody living in the UK to start emigration right away:
Inmates enjoy such comfort in jail that they are ignoring chances to escape, a prison officers’ leader has claimed.
In one example, a drug dealer regularly broke into a Yorkshire jail over a six-month period, using a ladder to climb the walls and supply inmates with drugs and mobile phones.
The intruder walked across the yard with the ladder and used it to climb up to a cell window, which had been pulled apart with a crowbar and covered by a dummy grille.
Glyn Travis, the assistant general secretary of the Prison Officers’ Association, said: “It was an extraordinary case because none of the prisoners inside tried to escape when no doubt they had the opportunity.
“It tells me there’s something wrong in society when people are breaking into prisons to bring in drugs, but the prisoners are quite happy to stay inside.”
Do they employ guards at any of these prisons? Apparently that’s one really cushy job. But listen to the prisoners:
Inmates at a top security prison recently told Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, that conditions there were like a “holiday camp”.
They said they enjoyed the use of satellite television and video game consoles as well as their free bed and board.
Prisoners receive wages topped up by bonuses for good behaviour, while drugs are sometimes cheaper in jail than on the streets.
It is understood that there have also been examples of prostitutes being smuggled into HMP Sudbury, a Category D prison, in Derbyshire.\
They get paid to sit around and play video games, take drugs, and have sex with prostitutes? No wonder none of them want to break out.
Some have no decency.
Scum of the Month Club gets a new member:
The recent desecration of Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy Burris’ grave in Liberty County was not an anti-war protest or Halloween prank, police say, but a simple act of theft.
Investigators said Thursday that Wallace Ray DeBlanc, 41, ripped the 25 floral arrangements apart for the wire stands (worth about $1.50 each), a pewter cross and other decorations that could be resold to floral shops.
Liberty Police Chief Mike Cummings estimates DeBlanc, who has given police a statement, got $30 to $50 for the items. He has been charged with two felonies: theft of property from a grave and criminal mischief to a human burial site.
Probably for drugs I’m sure. And the reaction of the young Marine’s mother?
(LeBlanc) needs our prayers now,” said Burris’ mother, Karla.
“We’re not angry, not trying to get back at him. He committed a crime and he has to pay for it.”
Jeremy Burris, who was home-schooled and liked to lead the worship services in his church, was the oldest of her seven children. The Burrises have two other sons in the military: one in Iraq and another who just joined and will be headed there soon.
“This arrest is a relief,” she said. “It puts the period at the end of the sentence.
Somehow I don’t think I would be quite as forgiving. And its good to know that the state of Texas is a little more hard-nosed.
If convicted of the latest charges, DeBlanc could receive up to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine for each one.