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PRISON: Guard’s death was preventable

Letter by David A. Holbrook, Vancouver on Feb. 2, 2011 at 1:47 pm | 18 Comments »
February 2, 2011 1:47 pm

The death of Jayme Biendl at the Monroe Corrections Complex was totally preventable.

I work in corrections as a field officer and understand well the need for high security with these inmates. Biendl was let down by her superiors and as a result lost her life, for what? What savings did the Department of Corrections reap from cutting corners such as this.

Biendl didn’t have to die, but she did because of the desire to save another buck by not having two officers in that chapel and no head count going in and again going out.

Why is Superintendent Scott Frakes still on the job and not on home assignment pending termination? He said it was the worst day of his career. His career? What about Jayme Biendl’s?

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