By Mike Eldleman
There has been recent discussion as to whether high walls, razor-wire fences and surveillance cameras are still needed to help keep inmates inside our prisons.
Statistics show that escape is not a problem as less than one-half of one percent of our prison population escapes, and the numbers have continued to decline over the years.
Perhaps the years of needing so much security are behind us.
This is, of course, not true at all, and we can all agree it is a silly premise to assume that because so few people escape, we no longer need a mechanism to keep them from doing so in the future.
We can be sure that less security would mean many more escapes, and that these security measures are the very reason those numbers are so low.