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Prison Guard Numbers Worry Lawmakers

posted Aug 26, 2011, 10:10 AM by ICDC Archive   [ updated Dec 27, 2011, 7:36 PM by Unknown user ]
State budget constraints are creating real safety concerns in Illinois’ prison system for some legislators.Already short-staffed, according to state Sen. Shane Cultra, R-Onarga, the Illinois Department of Corrections could lose up to 1,000 prison guards in the next year because of retirement.”This is something that just can’t wait any longer. … It’s bad now. What’s it going to be like when you lose 1,000 guards?” Cultra asked Thursday during a conference call with reporters. Via Illinois Statehouse News


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