From the article: “The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, says CCA ‘created a dangerous atmosphere for the correction officers by depriving inmates of basic needs and treating them inhumanely.'” The riot resulted in the death of an officer and injuries to at least 20.
The officer was off duty on the day of the riot, but was called in to help. Reportedly, staff had been informed that the inmate population was volatile, but failed to act. Further, the officer was reportedly not told that he was on a “hit list.”
CCA’s argument is that inmates killed the officer.
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