Third man escapes from Wernersville Correctional Community Center
State police say a third man has escaped from a Berks County correctional center-just hours after two others pulled a fire alarm and ran off on Friday.
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#2 Jul 14, 2013
Dear Dept of Corrections,
I am writing about concerns I have regarding the myriad escapes from the Wernersville Correctional Community Center.
It is obvious that many of those inmates are not happy with their accommodations there as they continue to flee repeatedly from your facility. Also in question are the training and expectations of the employees who allow them to self-release.
Even though your careful and experienced personnel in DOC Harrisburg have given much thought to the selection process of these inmates for this location, they continue to escape from the program.
Many of us, though, believe that this is truly an experimental program that allows each inmate to determine his own length of sentencing and to determine if and when he has been "corrected" at the facility since you have repeatedly allowed them to make those determinations.
Perhaps the food is not up to their standards and they should have personal chefs. Or maybe you should install an inground pool, Jacuzzi, and spa, also offering manicures and pedicures.
Regardless of the true nature of this facility, some serious questions are in order. How many have fled? What are the total costs to taxpayers for all escapees? Isn't it cheaper to keep them housed in regular prisons? How are you improving the quality of life for the innocent taxpayers in the neighborhood?
What kind of crime or felony must be committed by one of these criminals after escape before you close this open-door policy "community center"?
Clearly, when criminals repeatedly promise to abide by the rules of this facility, then repeatedly flee, there is a problem regarding good judgment with those decision-makers who believe and trust the felons.
Many would hope you rethink this failed experiment as it is plainly evident that this is a failure.
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