BULLET PROOF WARDEN?Posted on August 8th, 2011 2 comments
AN ABSENTEE BOARD!
Did you catch it in Friday’s paper? There was this article – “Problem prisoner gets 91/2-29 for armed robbery” – click here.
There is this quote:
Prison Major Edward Klinovski said Hammond had amassed 35 incidents of misconduct through April. Officials stopped keeping track after that, the major testified.
Really? They just stopped keeping track? Remember this story from just two weeks ago, “Inspection: County prison ‘perfect,‘” (click here).
I would think the prison would be required to keep accurate records to obtain a ‘perfect’ rating, don’t you?
“Citydweller” nailed it with this piece on the LancTalk.com forum under “Taxpayers Getting Screwed? The County Jail Population,” (click here):
How prisons are run has to do with wardens. Or at least in places like Lancaster County where the prison board has been universally described as a group who sits at meetings staring at the table, say nothing and then leaving at the end of the meeting having continued to say and do nothing.
In a prison where you have a long-term, seemingly bullet proof warden like Guarini and an essentially absentee prison board, it’s valid to question whether severe overcrowding and sluggish processing through the system isn’t inuring to the benefit of people who service the prison and it’s population. The next logical question along that line would then be – who are the people and businesses that make more money from servicing the prison when there are more prisoners, and what relationships do any of them have with either prison management, employees or members of the prison board.
Seriously, suggesting that a poorly-run, overcrowded county prison may be embroiled in cronyism and financial incest is hardly a stretch of the imagination.
Please check back later today.
2 responses to “BULLET PROOF WARDEN?”
Gosh, you and your conspiracy theories. They never fail to bring a good laugh.
matt, I was talking to someone who visits the prison at least once a week last Friday. They said a “perfect” borders on the absurd. Let me repeat – a ‘perfect’ is not possible at that prison!