(James Ladd, 51, slipped away from the Tillery Correctional Center, a minimum security prison farm, on Sunday morning while doing farm work. Authorities found his abandoned tractor at 10 a.m., said Keith Acree, North Carolina prison spokesperson.)
According to the article, James Ladd was a trusted and model prisoner, who obviously was held with little supervision despite the fact he was a convicted double murderer serving THREE consecutive life sentences...gee, what could possibly go wrong?
(Ladd is now considered dangerous and should not be approached, Acree said. Anyone who spots the inmate is instead asked to contact local authorities.)
Oh so NOW he is deemed dangerous. Where was the concern for public safety when he was allowed to wander about the prison farm unsupervised?