Thursday, March 25, 2010
It Just Makes You Wonder...!
I was looking at the crime rates for the state of Texas, and wondering why they are continuing to climb at such an alarming rate!
I think I have stumbled across one of the reasons...as reported in a story in the Houston Chronicle. See if you think this makes any sense to you!
Houston inmate walks out of federal prison in Beaumont
March 24, 2010, 4:27PM
Two inmates have walked away from a minimum security facility of the Federal Prison Camp in Beaumont.
U.S. Marshals were notified at 7 p.m. Monday that Carlos Luis Guerra of Houston and Arturo Carlos Saenz-Olea of Hidalgo were not at the facility, said Deputy U.S. Marshal Jim Fulcher.
Guerra is in prison for possession with attempt to distribute cocaine and his release was scheduled for 2019.
Saenz is in prison for possession with attempt to distribute marijuana and criminal conduct. He was scheduled for release in 2014.
Fulcher said the facility does not have a fence and inmates are kept on a kind of "honor system" where they are counted multiple times per day and are expected to check in for work details.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of either inmate can call the U.S. Marshals at 839-2581.
No fence? Honor system...? Did someone forget to tell the Feds that this was a PRISON? Did the guards forget how to count? What part of criminals did you NOT understand?
I mean, we have public schools here in Houston that seem to have a better security system than this prison...and this is a Federal pen! No fence...? THAT makes no sense to me at all!
No wonder we all feel so safe, here in the great state of Texas! This is what happens when you put the feds in charge of something that affects the average, law abiding citizen. Seems to me that the fedgov's attitude is "so what? They aren't dangerous" ! My question...if they aren't dangerous, why are they in prison?
Depend on the government types to be constantly on ways to help out! Kinda makes you all warm and fuzzy, doesn't it?
Now, my friends, let's get some coffee and adjourn to the kitchen...since it's still raining outside!