PRISON GUARDS : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread


-- RAYMOND KRATOFIL (RKRATO2862@PHONL.COM), November 11, 1999



-- King of Spain (madrid@aol.cum), November 11, 1999.

THEY DON'T GET PAID. (boom-boom)

If people don't start showing up to work on a large scale, then having prisoners loose is going to be pretty low down on the list of your worries unless you live within spitting distance of a prison.

-- Colin MacDonald (, November 11, 1999.

More to the point....if the power goes down, do the prison doors stay locked or do they automatically open?

-- Ynott (, November 11, 1999.

There is no one answer to this question. It depends to a large extent what prison you are talking about. Some states corrections dept. are in better shape then other states. Even within the same state some prisons are much more secure then others, have better staff, and are in parts of the state that may have less problems then other parts of the state.

Overall, I think most prisons can deal with a three or a four leval of disruption ok. They plan and train for dealing with problems of this level all the time. The real key to holding the prisons will be will/can staff make it to work.

This is the most I can say and I think it is the best guess anyone can make about prisons in general.

-- Mike 9.5 (, November 11, 1999.

Ah yes! A countryside full of roving gangs of heavily armed psychopaths. Maybe that rural cabin "bug out" retreat isn't so safe after all.At least the cities will be in a Martial Law lockdown.Out in the country, you're on your own, baby.Can't call 911 when the psychos from the local penitentary got your cabin surrounded and your wife and daughter are hysterical. Remember "The Searchers"? Remember "Mad Max"?

-- Ralph Kramden (, November 11, 1999.

Countryside full of roving bandits? what a " hoot " Thugs and bandits frightened by Martial law..........ROTFLMAO. They're your neighbors and they're familiar with your urban setting. I seriously doubt they will become the Daniel Boones of the new Millennium

-- kevin (, November 11, 1999.

Major Lockdown

-- (lock@down.key), November 11, 1999.

Hey, every time the power goes out during a thunderstorm or something, all the proson gates open. It takes months to get all the criminals back in their cells. The gov keeps it all a big secret, because they don't want you to panic and clean the store shelves out of Kap'n Crunch and Oreo cookies.

-- . (.@...), November 11, 1999.

There was a thoughtful thread on this subject introduced by a prison guard a couple of weeks ago. It had excellent input. Hope you can find it.

-- Elaine Seavey (, November 11, 1999.

I followed that thread and don't know where it is stored but the initiator's e-mail address is in my book: He said they ran a y2k test last month and the doors opened and stuck, but some [the critical ones with the tigers behind them?] had pins in them.

-- Becky (, November 11, 1999.

"A countryside full of roving gangs of heavily armed psychopaths.".... in our country it would be roving gangs of non-violent drug offenders.

-- zoobie (, November 11, 1999.

My spouse helped design a prison. They have a generator, but limited fuel to run it. Good luck.

-- Nevermind (, November 11, 1999.

I'm a guard at a maximum security jail. Our jail is quite old, but has had renovations over time. When the power has gone out in the past, we have a generator which takes over. It, however, is old and antiquated. Our department recently purcahsed a tanker truck for gas....when that gone.....

We have a few doors that will open if the power goes out. However, we can lock the inmates down well before they have access to those doors. Add to that fact that they will not be able to get through our main sally port which can be manually or automatically operated, but lock if the power goes out. We have had ZERO Y2K based contingency training.

This is not the case at all jails/prisons. Some will have trouble. You can bet the guards will be well armed. Well, those of us that go to work...................

-- Can't (Give@Obvious.Reasons), November 11, 1999.

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