Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Do we really want these guys as allies in a war against terrorists?


Prison guards in Belgium have made a plea for security to remain lax despite a spate of breakouts.

Union representatives fear prisoners will turn to violence to get away if they can no longer escape by conventional means. They argue that allowing crooks to escape using non violent methods will stop dangerous situations from developing.

Union Leader Filip Dudal said in a radio interview this week that prisoners would still try to escape "even if we build underground bunkers".

In a recent incident, one man was helped from outside over an eight-metre wall and another walked out of the prison wearing a visitor's clothes.

"We could build prisons that nobody could get out of, but they would be unbearable," says the union.

via Ananova