Monday, February 21, 2011
The four surrounding towns all have sirens mounted on towers to give warning if an inmate escapes. The sirens are turned on at a fixed time every week for two minutes to be sure they're in good working order. School children are drilled in what to do if the siren goes off any other time.
Here's another Broadmoor guest: Robert Maudsley, called "Britain's Hannibal Lecter." Killing a truck driver got him sent to Broadmoor where, like Graham Young, he turned his attention to other inmates. He killed several. In one instance he forced another patient into his cell, and he...he....Aaaargh! It's too horrible to talk about. Suffice it to say that he was nicknamed "The Spoon" after that.
Now they keep him in a glass cage, something like the one that housed Lecter in "Silence of the Lambs." His furniture has to be made of compressed cardboard. When he's taken out to exercise he's accompanied by six guards. He's reputed to have attempted to bite his mother's face when she came to visit him.
Had enough? Me too! This is giving me the creeps!
Posted by Eddie Fitzgerald at 7:40 PM