They said it wouldn’t Sink
No matter how many officers are injured, inmates are killed, commit suicide or die from natural deaths, the Arizona Department of Corrections detail of its losses initiated by their own Investigative Units will stir a collective summary of blame on everyone except those in charge.
Time has disclosed that regardless of a decade’s myriads of video or documentary films, books, interviews and evidence gathered, the facts won’t find blame with the administration for failing to meet their statutory requirements to protect the public, staff and inmates from harm or death.
Withstanding masses of liability lawsuits, legislative inquiries or informative requests, these records won’t tell the stories of the dead in their own words. From the moment, he took the helm of this ship, it was doomed for its demise. The ship’s captain, a seasoned but ill-equipped man for leadership, relied on internal systems and infra-structures to keep him and others safe. As this ship took on water, he continued to boast of its ability to survive, and sustain any damage to stay afloat. Yet, during his unrelenting denial, the ship is slowly sinking. If asked how many have been injured, killed or perished, the numbers would astonish but even this captain has lost count of his losses.
This ship does not have sufficient lifeboats to survive the journey or voyage for the duration of its mission. Unable to comply with any and all regulations, it finds itself in dire straits often and into the chambers of courtroom maritime judges who have ruled against him, amounting to millions of dollars of losses.
There are hopes of rescuing this ship, but it’s unlikely to happen; their manifestation will and charter carries no survival plan and no emergency procedures to bail out if it sinks rapidly. There will only be notification of next of kin of survivors and families of the victims. It will happen so quickly, no amount of preparation or planning can prevent the inevitable, death to the ship. In the process of sinking, the captain shall destroy all evidence of malfeasance, and shred, delete, incinerate or destroy printed stationery, the necessary record cards, and all communication with those in collusion of this disaster. The ethical question of why a first-class ship was allowed to be degraded and deteriorated beyond repairs will become an issue for future investigation.
The unimaginable scale of this disaster will ruin the governor’s legacy. Lots of letters will come to Governor Doug Ducey from citizens who were angered, inspired, or impacted by the losses of many innocent and convicted but truly neglected. They will demand an investigation into the sinking, shared ideas for the prevention of such disasters in the future, or expressed sympathy for the dead. History will record the truth as how the captain failed his mission.
The governor will appoint someone to head up a legislative committee to investigate the sinking of the ship. The subcommittee's chairman, whoever is chosen will speak fervently of why the event even occurred when assured it would not sink. The governor’s course will be a simple and plain–to gather the facts relating to this disaster while they are still vivid realities. Questions of diverse unethical conduct will give way to the universal desire for the simple truth. For many, the lives of those lost will be claimed as a sacrifice that cannot be reversed but without a doubt, been put in grave peril, it was vital that the entire matter should be reviewed before a tribunal if legislative action was to be taken for future guidance institutional and public safety.