Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Officer Down

As of last night, here is the official body count for 2006:
  • Three murdered inmates
  • Two murdered officers
Enough said. It's time to rethink Project Restart:
Project RESTART as a whole has been criticized by the state prison workers' union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), which accuses the administration of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., a Republican, of emphasizing rehabilitation at the expense of safety by adding counselors and case managers while the number of correctional officers has declined at some institutions.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this blog are my own, expressed while off-duty, and do not represent those of my employer or the state government. Please don't let an inmate kill me Governor Ehrlich.


ClinkShrink said...

The thing that amazes me is that an outside consultant's report expressed the opinion that our system had too many officers, and thus these positions were cut. The consultant was paid thousands of dollars for this opinion---enough to buy a nice suit for this officer's funeral, no doubt.

Sarebear said...

Just a salute to those who serve at such risk to themselves.

Just felt this post deserved more comments.