"Here's a case where we have a...

"Here's a case where we have a brand new, state-of-the-art facility, and something in the security system was faulty. It certainly raises concern about placing another prison in the downtown area, when it doesn't have to be (there)."

--Gerry Hertzberg, chief legislative deputy to City Councilwoman Gloria Molina, commenting on the escape of five federal prisoners from the 6-month-old, $36-million Metropolitan Detention Center at 535 N. Alameda St.

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