The 270 View has heard a rumor that on the afternoon of Wednesday November, 10 2010 Warden Laughlin allegedly shot a nice 10 point Buck about a hundred yards from the facility on Corrections Corporation of America property. We hear that Vance started the day off by calling the perimeter driver and stating that he would be on the firing range sighting in his rifle, and ended the evening just before dark calling back and saying that "Since it is hunting season now, I'm going to be back on the property getting my stand out of the woods." This call allegedly came in about 3 minutes after a single shot rang out about 50 yards on the other side of the firing range. We have heard that Warden Laughlin was previously told that he could not hunt the property, even with a bow which begs the question of why there was a hunting stand in the woods in the first place. If this is true it would directly show the integrity and character of facility leader Warden Vance Laughlin.
A previous quote from Vance Laughlin found here:
"We started with the interview and hiring process by looking for people who reflected the CCA Way," Laughlin says. "We had to work harder to hire staff, but we couldn't bend and hire people who didn't fit the CCA Way mold. We placed such a high value on integrity, respect, trust and loyalty, and I think that's the reason why the staff is operating at such a high level today."
To further refine his staff, Laughlin emphasized the principle of accountability. "Staff knew what our expectations were, and if they didn't live up to them, we would take steps to correct that with the disciplinary process," he says.
So I guess if this allegation is true it leaves Vance in a really bad position. Vance would have not only of violated policies and procedures but he would have done it in a very open and callous way showing the facilities employees that he could do what he wanted and was exempt from the rules and regulations that they had to follow. So this would now leave him with a very hard decision to make, since this allegation is now seeing the light of day and apparently several employees are aware of his actions he can now either confess to his alleged unacceptable behavior and accept some accountability for his actions or Vance can continue to show staff that he is above the law by not taking ownership over his alleged actions (if they are true). If he continues to deny it he just may find himself in a credibility war with Adams County Correctional Facility employees. I'm willing to bet that if they got asked about Vance's alleged behavior then they just might hold to the CCA Ways guiding principals and submit a statement on a hunting incident or two on facility grounds....
Perhaps Brian Collins just needs to go ahead and talk to Vance about Integrity and accountability....
The 270 View will be forwarding these allegations to the Bureau of Prisons.