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    A great example of community policing, or a terrible idea?

    Jail can be a frightening place, but in one Los Angeles County lockup, it won't be the inmates who scare you.
    When the cell doors close at the Norwalk Sheriff's Department's "Haunted Jail" this Halloween, visitors will see monsters, not mobsters, witches, not snitches, and fake ax murderers instead of real ones.
    "It's going to be dark, very dark," Deputy Frank Barragan told The Huffington Post.
    Barragan and the other deputies will send the inmates to another facility, fill the jail with ghosts, vampires and goblins, and open it up to neighborhood kids and their parents. On-and-off for the past 16 years, the department has organized the Halloween event.


    Jail Turned Into Haunted House By Norwalk Sheriff's Department In Los Angeles
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    It's actually a decent idea but I wonder how much it cost with CA having all it's budget problems.
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    Hey c'mon in, get scared, and leave with MRSA in your goodie bag.

    Seriously it sounds good for the community relations, I just hope no one gets the idea the county doesn't need a jail of their own.
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    And they should give them a prison meal as a treat.

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    I don't have an oppinion on the merits of the public interaction. I do however have a problem with them opening a jail and brining in people to a previously secure area, then bringing the inmates back in. Besides the MRSA problems already brought up what about contraband issues?

    Any one wanna bet how many "banned" items were found in searches after the inmates were brought back in?

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    I think it's very funny but very disturbing at the same time.

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    Anyone familiar with this facility? I'm actually kinda curious how much contraband the good citizens left behind...

    Quote Originally Posted by dot4x4 View Post
    Any one wanna bet how many "banned" items were found in searches after the inmates were brought back in?

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    Does this make the kids feel more comfortable with the thought of jail? I never saw the inside of a jail. My thoughts have always been it a scary place for bad people. I think that's the perception I want kids to have. Normalizing a place ment for punishmnent just does not seem logical.
    Hey kids check out the gas chamber.

 

 

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