On July 30th, three killers broke out of the Management and Training Corporation for-profit prison in Golden Valley. It took hours for the low-paid guards to realize they were missing them, and hours more before the Sheriff and state were alerted. Even then, the MCSO failed to notify residents who were wondering what helicopters were doing overhead the next morning.<quoted text>
I have worked for the Mohave County Sheriff's Office for several years now and one of the many facts about crime in Mohave County is, there is a lot of criminal activity in Golden Valley, for those citizens that live in a world other than the one I live in, go to radio shack and buy yourself a police frequency scanner and experience the mayhem for yourself.
The prison had been built by the county and made millions for the promoters and the shoddy contractor they'd hired. The state promised it would only be for DUI offenders, but hundreds of murderers were sent there by the Brewer administration.
The escapees split up in the desert and one took off when he found the getaway car. The other two and their accomplice walked all the way to Interstate where they kidnapped two semi drivers and took them and their rigs to Flagstaff.
The accomplice had been caught at the prison weeks earlier attempting to smuggle in drugs, hypodermic syringes, cell phones and other contraband. Yet the Sheriff let her go without even posting bail, so she was able to help the killers to escape.
The first killer had a shootout with law enforcement in Colorado. The other two killed a vacationing Oklahoma retiree couple in New Mexico.
The state pushed MTC to take the blame, but it was clearly at fault as well, thanks to unbelievably lax oversight. The alarms hadn't worked for years, for instance, and there was only a single fence at the perimeter.
The state and the contractor are now being sued for $40 million by the family of the murdered couple.
There were two riots at the prison last year as well.
If you want to move there, you should be able to find some very cheap property.