Understaffing Alleged in Crowded Illinois Prisons

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http://www.qctimes.com/internal.php?story_id=1011441&t=Iowa+%2F+Illinois&c=24,1011441&show=1 Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s 2004 budget would increase his prison system's budget, but union leaders do not believe it addresses understaffing, the Quad City Times reports. Blagojevich wants a $76.3 million increase in the prison budget, but The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which represents more than 12,000 corrections workers, says, “We are dangerously understaffed . . .

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