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Prison Contraband…

A recent 60-Second Science podcast in Scientific American, warns airport screeners to beware of laxing their search after finding a first piece of contraband.  A study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, supports the proposition that this is so.

Hell, we could have told them that.  Only we call it “eyewash.” Kitty PopEye

Prison guards almost always operate under punitive and bureacratic practice.  They got a certain set number of activities that are scheduled for them.  Other bureaucrats spend their time listing down what guards or turnkeys (euphemistically entitled: Corrections Officers, or as some refer to them: Ossifers) should be doing with the intent that they are then performing their job.  Actually, of course, they’re almost always mindlessly going down their lists and filling out reports.  Whether or not something is actually accomplished beyond the search is secondary. more…