New directives have come out of Juvenile Hall administration concerning the so-called "rights" of their charges.
It seems that juvenile correctional officers will now have to escort even the highest risk inmates from their cellblocks to outside school because the CSA decided they are not getting enough school. Beginning Monday, deputies will escort wards to outside school classrooms and stand outside the doors to...... well, do what? They are precluded by policy and procedure from entering the room if a fight breaks out until adequate staff have arrived. Of course, administration could be counting on the fact that many of their younger gun-ho deputies will forgo safety and enter the room without adequate backup. When that happens, and a staff member gets hurt, you can bet the department will cry foul and discipline the staff member for not following procedure. But the heat will still be on for these young men and women to put themselves in danger for the sake of "the job".
Sounds like a win-win situation for Chief Sentman.
Just in case, we will keep tabs on the number of fights that break out among these minors. Remember, we are not talking about curfew violations. We are talking about murderers, rapists and arsonists. Hard core gang members. Yes, that is the face of juvenile hall wards. And you all thought they went home at night to be tucked in by June Cleaver.