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On the Lamb


Recently I noted that prison security  --  or, more precisely, the inevitable fallibility thereof  --  puts the lie to abolitionist claims that LWOP will keep us as safe as the death penalty.  In-prison murder, erroneous release, and escape are among the lethal problems we can expect (and already have, for that matter).

While thinking about the numerous lapses in prison security, I came across this story from a British newspaper, The Sun:

Two escaped convicts have dodged a huge manhunt - by disguising themselves as sheep.

The pair dressed in full sheepskin fleeces, complete with heads, to lie low among farm flocks.

Robbers Maximiliano Pereyra, 25, and Ariel Diaz, 28, stole the sheep hides from a ranch after breaking out of an Argentinian maximum security prison a week ago.

And they have managed to evade the 300 cops on their trail - despite locals seeing them running through fields at night.

A farmworker at La Almeda said: "They were wearing grey clothes but had full sheepskins, including the sheeps' heads, over their heads and backs."

Police say spotting the pair among thousands of sheep is "almost impossible". But one warned: "They can't pull the wool over our eyes forever."

This story is so bizarre that perhaps I'm being fleeced, but, Kent, I hope ewe won't shear me from this blog.




I wonder if Homer's Odyssey is in the prison library?

I was also trying to think of something punny to say about the golden fleece, but this story leaves me more or less speechless. You have to give these guys credit for creativity, at least.

The proverbial wolf in sheep's clothing!

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