Carousel of Corruption
Certainly, you may have you noticed since the Kingman riots, there seems to be a bit of unpopular curmudgeon-like complaints about the carousel of corrections- and corruption? Looking at a carousel, you can certainly envision a machine like merry go round that is more elaborate in detail than you could ever imagine.
Certainly, the corrections department carousel is one of the most elaborate kind there is as it is an intricate system made up of smaller pieces that get lost easily and hardly traceable in many ways. Today, many pieces are broken or misplaced.
The carousel is part of a never-ending story. A never-ending renovation process and a never-ending tale of corruption and mistakes. Prison management in Arizona is a funny matter except that it involves life and death situations most of the time as well as millions dollars’ worth of destroyed property yearly.
Causing confusion to keep the media and public under a blanket of clouded disorder and hazed like fog, the conundrum of their ways leads us to the puzzle palace on the fourth floor in Phoenix high-rise on Jefferson Street. Most of the time it remains to be whirling around leaving everybody behind on solving the puzzles and lacking sufficient clues to solve the problems at hand.
The methodology to keep us confused is beneficial for those operating the carousel. To them its clean fun, a whole renovation process, that keeps them employed with the kind of job security that reeks the smell of sabotage.
I guess what bothers me the most is that when I see such waste and expensive renovation and reconstruction of our prison systems, I think about the meager wages our officer, the backbone of the agency receives as their salaries are but a fraction of the fat cats on the fourth floor who operate this carousel of corruption.
I think about the stipend revoked and safer workplace conditions promised and then, not paid or not delivered. I am sure there are ethical and moral principles at work here but as the governor has turned a blind eye to this carousel which works for him, it is pretty much a done deal and over.
Funding this carousel is less attractive each day. The investment in public safety has suffered badly and the negligence of the grandiose command structure decimates the modest and weakened infrastructure that runs the entire agency but with an expenditure which appears to be designed for private gain and eventually, we can’t hardly afford to keep running it this way.