>A Prisoner of Flawed Logic

Last Updated on: 25th April 2012, 10:37 am

>Here’s a comfort for those heading over to do a tour of duty in Iraq. You’re safer there than working as a federal prison guard. Why? Because guards there aren’t even given non-lethal weapons or protective vests.

Jose Rivera survived two tours of duty in Iraq, only to be stabbed to death by two inmates. He had no weapons and was guarding 100 prisoners. Oh, but he had a radio to call for backup. Isn’t that great?

How does sending guards into prisons completely unarmed while prisoners are armed with homemade weapons make any sense? I’m surprised we don’t hear about more deaths.

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