Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Great Escape

Thanks to Guy for reminding me of a good post subject. Escapes. There hasn't been a successful escape from our camp since I have been here.

I take absolutely no credit for that. Just making a statement.

But there were a couple of young knuckleheads who gave it the old college try a few years back. These two idiots were so stupid they couldn't have successfully escaped from a day care center.

Several years ago, when there were some major renovations at the prison going on, they moved the entire Adseg unit one house up the row, leaving our house completely empty for the workmen.

While we were gone they decided to replace all of the good sturdy Masterlocks on our windows with these cheap brass things that you could bend with one hand. Once we got back into the house the knuckleheads figured this out and they were regularly breaking or bending the locks open and opening and shutting their windows.

Not really that big of a deal, except to open the window you first had to pull out a steel frame that weighed about ten pounds.

So who wants to deal with a pissed off inmate with a ten pound steel frame in their hands?

Not me, that's for sure.

We complained and called it a security issue and they didn't do anything for years. I worried that one of my crew was going to get hurt. I fretted and hounded the higher ups to do something and they refused.

Then one night these two dipsnaps over in B-wing broke the lock off the window and decided they were going to use the frame to tunnel through the wall. What they didn't know was that there is a layer of steel rebar just behind the cinder blocks before you get tothe brick outer wall.

They managed to get most of the way through the cinder blocks before they got caught. The fact that the fans were sucking concrete dust out from under their door gave them away.

And their reasoning? They weren't trying to escape, they claimed. They were going to go up to the next housing unit and get some tobacco and bring it back and sell it in the Adseg unit. They thought that they could hide that two foot wide hole in the wall for months and make alot of money.

Well, that didn't work.

And apprently a judge and jury didn't buy their story either. I looked them up and they both recieved an additional eight more years for attempted escape. Two more nineteen year old bada**es (I'm a C-5! You better check my file!) that will probably be spending the rest of their lives in prison.


P.S. I don't know what went wrong with this post. It was supposed to go at 2:00 am. this morning. Sorry about that.


  1. Eight years was the plea bargain. I woulda' like to have seen them think they could have beat it. (BA chuckles to himself.)

  2. BA- I'll bet my bottom dollar they wanted to try and their attorneys told them to forget it. EEdiots!