Friday, April 17, 2009

Cheap locks, were they?

This week's prime example of "Not the best thing a member of the government can say about a jail break" comes from Liberia:
"Forty inmates, very hardcore criminals, broke jail from the correction center in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh county," said provincial governor Christopher Bailey. "These are hardened criminals who are capable of causing havoc anywhere."


"The locks to the gates are substandard and cheap. I think some of these led to the prisoners breaking jail."
This isn't a unique event, folks. Last year about 100 prisoners staged a revolt and escape from the South Beach jail in Monrovia, although they had to overpower the guards (including U.N. personnel) that time.

In fairness to the police, a fairly rapid response has re-captured nine of the escapees. Likely those escapees had failed to pay their "lock-are-cheap fees" on time. After all...


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