Department of Justice

Electric Prison Fences

Can anyone please explain how spending millions of dollars per federal prison to construct an electric fence, then spending money on electricity to operate it, when people at other facilities throughout the country have successfully escaped from electric fences, can anyone explain how this is a cost savings? A person in a gun tower is a much better solution as a person does not fail when the electricity does. A person has a set of eyes and ears, they can see and ehar what an electric fence can not. A person in a gun tower could monitor inmate phone calls, emails, and so forth, thus providing other needed services to the prisons. Should a tornado or hurricane or whatever disaster strike, while the electric fence may be damaged, destroyed or what not, the person with a gun is always there.

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