Prisons Face Staffing Shortage, Leading to More Violence

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The 1,800 government-run prisons in the U.S. are struggling with an acute staffing shortage that state officials say is fueling violence against corrections officers and worsening conditions for inmates, the Wall Street Journal reports. In April, five guards were assaulted and one killed by inmates at two prisons in North Carolina, where one out of six corrections officer positions is . . .

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