Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Escape Committee Identified

Ever since I blogged the “One a Week” prison escapes there’s been something bothering me, and it’s something other than the fact that the RAF managed fewer escapes in 6 years.

No it’s the types of prisoner that have escaped. I got this quote from the
BBC coverage.

“But Lib Dem spokesman David Laws said that Parliamentary questions he asked had revealed that of the 393 who walked out of Leyhill, 22 were murderers, seven were rapists, five had manslaughter convictions, 24 were drug dealers, 57 convicted of robbery and 125 had committed burglary.”

Leyhill is, as I’m sure we’re all aware, an open prison.

WHAT THE HELL ARE 22 MURDERS, 7 RAPISTS, 24 DRUG DEALERS DOING IN AN OPEN PRISON???

No doubt the maximum security wings of Belmarsh and the Scrubs are filled up with motorists
and pensioners.

1 comment:

Umbongo said...

WHAT THE HELL ARE 22 MURDERS, 7 RAPISTS, 24 DRUG DEALERS DOING IN AN OPEN PRISON???

The usual answer is that "they're being prepared for re-entry into the community" (eg how to cross the road?) What this really comprises God knows but it seems they're quite capable of looking after themselves.