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The union said the attack is “directly related” to decisions made by department leadership to double bunk housing units in Maleng Regional Justice Center
The union said COs at four state prisons are having trouble managing high-risk prisoners who are benefiting from a new law enacted in 2022 that provides inmates with more recreation time
One union called the potential action a “slap in the face for the heroes who put their lives on the line every day”
The union said 115 staff members would be affected by the closure of Larch and that the majority accepted positions at other DOC facilities or state agencies
Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center wants to add 26 detention officers and increase pay to combat overtime expenses and reduce officer burnout
Union says the plan to close the Larch Corrections Center “will harm workers, incarcerated individuals and their families”
COs, inmate activists ask for better conditions amid concerns over reduced social time, extreme heat and retaliation fears
Union president for COs jokes that “everything runs off duct tape and band-aids” in the understaffed prison with failing infrastructure
The new contract, which requires union and legislature approval, also includes a $1,200 health and wellness stiped in 2023 and 2024
Officials asked for more staff after a High Desert State inmate was fatally stabbed with a prison-made shank by another prisoner who escaped his separation cage
The Uniformed Officers Coalition includes unions that represent correction officers, rank-and-file firefighters, and NYPD sergeants, captains and lieutenants
In the unit where one of the attacks took place, there is one officer for every 64 inmates and officers routinely work 16 hour shifts, the union said
The plan had surprised the union and even drew criticism from justice reformers
Teamsters Local 839 wants access to the jail to meet with their employees to investigate complaints
Expansion of the Heart and Lung Act will add park rangers, some corrections employees, port and housing police and university officers