Prison assaults on staff up, but poor data clouds extent

“Inmate assaults on prison staff appear to be up significantly, but the nature and extent of the increase is unknown because of poor information gathering at state institutions, according to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

The agency is aware of 84 assaults in the first four months of this year – up from a known 55 assaults in the first four months of 2011 and a known 58 assaults in the first four months of 2010. Some recent assaults are serious, including one where an inmate charged at and struck a staff member with a makeshift weapon.”

Read more: http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/prison-assaults-up-but-inconsistent-reporting-clouds-extent-6g6c0vm-165019676.html

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