News by Twitter. Interesting look at short-form journalism this afternoon. Channel 4, and CapSearch are providing multiple short updates from prison director Larry Norris’ appearance before a legislative committee. (Also Brummett I now see.) It sounds like some legislators are giving the boss a little due diligence over recent foulups.
One particularly good observation was the fact that these incidents weren’t discussed at Board of Correction meetings. Not serious enough, being left in your excrement to die? Full Board did not attend today’s hearing.
Turnover rate in prison jobs said to be 32 percent. That’s a problem, of course.
Looks like today’s session moving toward a review of prisons by legislative Joint Performance Review Committee. That’s better than the prison people reviewing themselves and saying “we’re doing a great job but we need more money.”
Gerard Matthews has the details on the jump.