|Old or faulty equipment can be an inmate |
escape problem waiting to happen.
Inmate escape prevention is the number one concern of detention facility personnel. No matter how vigilant a guard might be, the chances of a prisoner fleeing increase exponentially if faulty equipment is being used.
Repairing or replacing components of a system when you notice a problem can mean the difference between peace of mind for the community, and a dangerous criminal at large.
4. VISUAL INSPECTION - It might seem obvious, but it's absolutely necessary. Leaking oil or grease on the outside of housing, metal shavings on the floor, latches binding and keys that are difficult to turn in an operating lock are all signals there is a serious problem. Instruct your line staff to advise the maintenance staff when these and other physical signs are present.