Skip to comments.Colombian prisoners strain D.C. Jail; City seeks federal funds for security
Posted on 07/03/2009 10:45:31 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
Two of the District's top law enforcement officials are warning that dozens of federal prisoners with ties to Colombian rebel groups and international drug rings are a threat to security at the D.C. Jail and pose a risk of escape into the surrounding neighborhood.
The concerns have led city officials to ask the federal government for more money to provide security for the increasing numbers of prisoners, who are being held at the District's corrections campus in Southeast.
Devon Brown, director of the D.C. Department of Corrections (DOC), outlined concerns about such prisoners in a U.S. District Court filing last month. The June 18 filing was part of a federal court battle over prisoner housing between the city and attorneys for a group of Colombian inmates indicted as being part of a cocaine ring.
Mr. Brown said an "unprecedented number" of city inmates - 60 in all - are thought to have ties to a Colombian drug organization.
Such prisoners must be kept separate from each other and "could easily use their skills and resources to coordinate unrest, violence or escape," Mr. Brown said.
Of the 60 inmates, at least 20 are thought to be members of paramilitary groups that include the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), both of which have been designated foreign terrorist organizations by the State Department.
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Deport their asses then.
Or just shoot them...
No, make them pay for their crimes and then deport them.
Send them to Bermuda.
What? Deport 2012 Obizmal voters??? ACORN would be at the jail steps in a heart beat.
Don’t let zero know he will let them go.
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