Helena, the state’s capital for prison transport breaks, had a recent visitor from an armed robber that was coming through town in a prison transport van. The Great Falls Tribune’s Chelsi Moy (a former student…if you, by chance, read this, hi there…I read almost all of your work) writes that the state is considering taking over the transfer of prisoners. The details suggest that our latest escapee had a key to the shackles and broke through the van due to a weak lock. It seems to me there has been a lot of discussion of the van hatch that allowed him to escape, but there is a question there seems more obvious to me. HOW DID HE GET A KEY? It strikes me as a problem with those in jail have the key to their restraints. Is it just me?
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