It’s all down to the wire
I recall an issue in 2011-12 where razor wire at the top of Greenough’s prison outer compound was to be replaced because it constituted a danger to prisoners trying to escape.
Needless to say, this was very much against the wishes of sensible folk who heard about this proposal.
I would like to know: 1. If those prisoners escaping recently were unnecessarily injured in any way by restraining devices meant to keep them in.
2. Is the authority that implemented that “modification” happy that there was a low incidence of injuries to those who escaped?
3. Were the inmates supplied with a ladder or were they forced to make their own?
Let us hope the prisons authority agrees now that it was a daft proposal that has put the safety of prisoners ahead of that of our community.
How much taxpayers’ money will be spent now rectifying all WA jails?
EDITOR’S NOTE: WA Prison Officer’s Union acting secretary Paul Ledingham, a former prison officer, this week told the Guardian use of metal cowling instead of razor wire would have had no impact on the escape. REPORT: Page 26-27
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