This story about a local prison guard who is being charged with smuggling drugs into prison should come as no surprize. The way we are fighting drugs in this country is tempting people who would otherwise have nothing to do with them to become traffickers.
A few years ago, when the prisons in Maine went non-smoking, the Courier-Gazette was lambasted for printing an editorial that suggested prison staff might be tempted to smuggle cigarettes. They were right (a rare occurrence), and their point evidenced an understanding of the economics of the drug war. The fact that they caved from that position must have them feeling pretty silly now.
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