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Prison Union asking for more Guards

 
Prison Union asking for more Guards
Posted Thursday, March 27th 2014 @ 3pm  by Ohio News Network

The union representing Ohio prison guards wants an extra 400 officers to combat what it calls a sharp increase in the number of serious assaults by inmates on staff.

The union says an upcoming state budget proposal of 89 officers at three individual prisons is not enough and will lead to more injuries and added workers' comp and overtime costs.

The Ohio Civil Service Employees Association says the major assault rate has hit a 7-year high, even as nearly 850 guard positions have been cut.

 

 

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