A few days ago, 34-year-old jailer Jayme Biendl went missing while on the night shift at the Monroe Correctional Complex northeast of Seattle. Jayme was a reasonably attractive woman with blonde hair and 5’3″ tall. She had been working alone in the prison chapel.
Before Biendl went missing, Byron Scherf, who was serving a life sentence for first degree rape and kidnapping, missed a routine count and was found in the chapel lobby. Scherf is an an example of a real rapist — the kind who would stalk women and ambush them, using force and coercion to obtain sex. He was also a multiple offender, hence the life sentence. In one instance, he doused a woman with lighter fluid and set her on fire.
Biendl was found some time later, strangled with her own radio microphone cord. It is still unclear whether Scherf actually raped her, but recent reports suggest he was found pants-down with scratch and bite marks on his body. Obviously, that was the idea.
The story has been fodder for talk radio, with the usual calls for castration of rapists, condemnation of corrections officials, and blame for everyone but one of the most obvious culprits besides the criminal himself. Despite the huge prison industrial complex in the US, the incarceration of people for any and everything possible, and the “lock ‘em up” attitude that has prevailed for at least a generation now, the blowhards on the radio have been falling back on the same old line that we are “too soft” on prisoners, and the solution is castration and even more draconian measures to protect innocent victims like Jayme.
Seems these fellows yelling on air are missing something fairly obvious. What the hell was a young woman, and a small one at that, doing working as a prison guard with the state’s most violent offenders?
Who thought it would be a good idea to put a little lady in close contact with brutal murderers and rapists?
Probably not the Washington State Department of Corrections, but if they had said women weren’t right for the job, it would have triggered a lawsuit, so little Jayme Biendl was hired, given her size small uniform, a can of pepper spray and a radio and sent out to work amongst the most dangerous men in Washington State. What could possibly go wrong here?
Of course, everyone is ignoring the elephant in the room. The Dept. of Corrections is being blamed for allowing her to be alone, but that’s standard for the male guards, and due to budget cuts they can’t afford to give a guard a personal escort at all times. So a lot of guards find themselves on their own much of time. Male or female. Turns out Biendl was the third woman to be attacked at the facility in the last six months. Although plenty of people might want to blame men in general for this “surprising” trend of women being attacked in prison, one wonders what their point is, because many of these guys were sent to prison in the first place to protect women. Yet women continue to insist that they be given the privilege of working in close proximity with them, and the idiots in state government indulge them.
That Biendl was murdered obviously wasn’t her fault any more than it’s a fisherman’s fault when he slips off the deck and drowns. But being a woman working with violent felons is kind of like being a fishermen working on deck in tap shoes — you’re tempting fate. And the state of Washington, in encouraging and allowing this, is entirely complicit in her death. Feminists and their enablers are also complicit. If the superintendent of the Monroe facility banned women from working with these inmates, he’d be denounced and subsequently fired. But that would be the reasonable, humane thing to do. We are living in a society that would rather see people die than admit the truth, and that’s pretty sick.
How many more people will die because of this lunacy?