posted on Mar, 22 2004 @ 04:51 PM
Another thing overlooked here is that Canadian prisons -and canada in general- has far lower rates of violent crime than the US. Yes, I still think
the guards need the vests for safety's sake. Also, like Intrepid said, the dynamic is totally different. I've known three people who have worked
prisons - A highschool teacher, a current classmate, and a guy who worked in an asylum. All three said the same thing : Guards only go in in numbers
greater than two, and they are generally not the smallest people on the block. All the prisoners know their asses will get thumped, so they back up
and lie down, proclaiming "Not me, boss."
Then, the two inmates fighting get their asses handed back to them.