Prison tragedies proof the director needs to go - Glad to say I am not the only one who sees this imminent need to replace Charles Ryan -
This incident happened almost six months ago. According to the article, a prison spokesman said no administrative investigation was launched because there was no need and no one was disciplined.
Inmate Marcia Powell died while locked in a cage in the summer sun at Perryville a few years ago, and that wasn't anybody's fault, either. And Tony Lester died in his cell while begging for help and — guess what? — nobody was responsible for that, either.
This incident is one more example that we don't have the right person in charge. Once again, Ryan was not following accepted corrections practices nationwide and somebody was seriously hurt.
Lots of changes need to be made within the Arizona prison system, and it's obvious that the first one should be to replace Charles Ryan.
— Gail Melone, Scottsdale