Thursday, October 27, 2005

Why we shouldn't keep prisoners in vans

The other day we learned that Corrections had started keeping prisoners in vans parked on the street in an effort to circumvent lockdown muster limits. They stopped the moment it became public, which tells you even they thought it was dodgy. Today, some public-spirited prisoners have given us a reminder of why this practice should never be restarted: they escaped from a van while being transferred to court. Hopefully Corrections will heed the lesson...