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Warning issued about prison staffing policies

AFSCME president urges public to keep issue from being ignored

July 24, 2011
Messenger News

As Iowans, we take for granted that when a person found guilty of a crime is locked up, they stay there. Unless you are a correctional worker or their family, the old saying, "out of sight, out of mind" applies to our correctional institutions. The correctional officers that our union represents want the public to know that while they work hard every day to keep them safe, they do not have adequate staffing now and the problem is getting worse.



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