With so much talk about the new Onslow County Jail’s smoke control system lately, it’s disturbing to see what happens when such a system doesn’t work…or is nonexistent…
County Manager Jeff Hudson said it was better to be delayed than to rush into the building and then have a tragedy.
While not a new building by any stretch, this week’s Honduran prison fire shows what could happen in a worst case scenario. The Honduran fire killed hundreds of inmates in the worst prison fire in a century.
Inmates rest in the prison in Comayagua, Honduras, Friday Feb. 17, 2012. Hundreds of prisoners remained in cellblocks unaffected by the fire that tore through the overcrowded jail on Feb. 15, burning and suffocating 356 men in their locked cells. (AP Photo)