Victim rights v prisoner rights
My immediate--and only response--to this headline
Girl, 9, molested during family day at New Jersey sex offenders' prison
is a variation of du-uh!
Corrections officials say family days are important to help inmates stay connected with relatives, but critics argue that they are a risk in an environment where many offenders are judged to be repetitive and compulsive in their behaviour.
Important to inmates--what about (potential) victims?
"The whole process has to be investigated. Was there a staff failure?" Corrections Commissioner Gary Lanigan said. "The question is now being addressed."
Staff failure? How about administrative failure?
Lawsuits to follow.
Hat Tip: Lucianne.com