Tuesday, March 01, 2005


What does it take to break out of Death Row?

Evidently not much.

Start off by making sure prison officials are tipped off. Twice. But ignore the warnings.

Follow that by hiding a 13 1/2 foot ladder made of rolled up magazines and blankets under a snow bank.

Then hoard water, candy bars, matches, and extra clothing.

Finally, make a break for it.
The two were able to scale the outdoor cage [of the Death Row complex] "because of staff complacency, gross deficiencies in supervision, decision making and policy compliance," the report said.

The two were caught when alarm bells sounded as they were climbing the prison's perimeter fences.
I guess maybe I should start paying more attention to those signs "Don't pick up Hitchhikers" signs around Mansfield.