There were too few guards and too many beds at a privately run South Texas jail where six inmates escaped last month, and some of the guards were unlicensed, an emergency state inspection conducted days after the jail break has found.Unlicensed guards, and not enough of them - are you surprised there was an escape? (See more from the McAllen Monitor.)
The State of Texas already can't find enough people willing to work as prison guards for the state's paltry pay. Texas is 3,000 prison guards short right now, and one in four guards quits every year. By comparison, private prisons typically have worse pay, worse safety records, and even higher turnover.
And apparently, unlicensed guards.
Is that really the right solution?