In light of the murder of corrections officer Jayme Biendle at the Monroe Correctional Complex, the investigation is starting to shed light on the head of the Corrections department, Eldon Vail.
The same problems existed when I was an officer at Shelton in the ’90s.
Vail wants officers to sing in the choir with inmates – or “clients” as he prefers to call them.
He has implemented a program where the officers are required to coddle the inmates.
He has family day barbecues in the exercise yards.
He has allowed inmates and murderers sentenced to life without parole to have special privileges in low-security areas of prisons where they have access to dangerous tools.
It’s time to get rid of the real problem and call for the resignation of Eldon Vail.