The schools allow me to go into classrooms armed as I am a police officer, I'm in uniform, I'm on duty and I'm there to read or talk to the kids.If the armed person had to be there to "guard" the prisoner, I don't think the school would go for that. Yeah, that makes sense. I assisted with a school field trip some years ago, and afterward learned that the teacher could leave the students without adult supervision to run to the restroom - but couldn't leave them under the supervision of an ordinary non-criminal parent. I can just see how the bureaucracy would respond to having a prisoner and armed guard...How about recent ex-prisoners? They wouldn't require an armed guard. (I'd favor ones who are volunteering WITHOUT any community-service requirement on their release, but you're in a better position than I am to decide.) I want to make it clear that I applaud your efforts... and am tossing out ideas that, if they are feasible, might help you make them even more effective. (While acknowledging that tossing out ideas is a lot easier than determining which ones are feasible, and making the feasible ones happen is a tougher task yet.)Of course, there is a subtle bias you're fighting against. In the ideal, every cop and every prison guard and every prison official and every prosecutor should be trying to make his own job superfluous. But how many people really do try to eliminate their own jobs? Not many.
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