Authorities in Ontario say that lifer inmates at the Snake River Correctional Institution are assaulting prison guards because the resulting court date--and its accompanying sack lunch--provide an exciting break in the monotony of prison life.
"This guy is just in this for another field trip," Malheur County Deputy District Attorney Erin Landis told the Argus Observer, describing a recent case where SRCI inmate Matthew Greenfield launched a bodily fluid at a guard. Greenfield will not be eligible for parole until he is approximately 150 years old, and his sentence has been increased at least two times for crimes committed in prison. After 9 felony-grade assaults at the prison in the last eight months, Malheur District Attorney Dan Norris said his office has decided not to prosecute several cases.
"More prison time isn't a deterrent," he told the paper.