Friday, July 24, 2009

Unsafe prisons

On Wednesday, Clayton Weatherston was convicted of the murder of Sophie Elliot. Today, the prison guards are saying that they can't guarantee his safety in prison. So why are we paying them again?

The job of prison guards is not just to keep prisoners from escaping, but also to keep them safe. Having incarcerated people, the state is totally responsible for their care and wellbeing. If its agents cannot do that then they are not doing their job properly. It is that simple.