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Creative Cost Cutting Leads to…Wolf Patrol?

Cost cutting is on the mind of decision makers in almost every industry sector.  The need for creative new solutions to this issue has spawned some interesting ideas, one of which comes to us through the efforts of the Louisiana prison system.  Prison layoffs pose a particularly difficult problem, as they can result in a grave threat to public safety.  With fewer guards, the perimeter of the prison may become less secure.

So what is the logical solution? Apparently the answer is wolves.  Or more specifically, hybrid German Shepard/Wolf super dogs.

While it may sound like something out of a science fiction novel, training and maintaining the animals costs less than the salary of a human guard.  Wolves also have the advantage of being able to see in the dark and a keen sense of smell to help them spot potential escapees.  Once a potential escapee is spotted, the wolf’s speed also makes capture more likely.

So there you have it, wolves will now replace perimeter guards at prisons.  Next question?

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Richard Russell

Richard is a Consultant at Fulcrum Inquiry, an accounting and economics consulting firm that performs economic damages analysis involving commercial litigation, financial investigations, business valuations, and forensic accounting.

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