Staff Shortages in NC Prisons at Dangerous Levels

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Staff shortages in North Carolina’s prisons have climbed to dangerous levels over the past two years, despite state efforts to attract more officers, the Charlotte Observer reports. Last month, 16 percent of the state’s prison officer positions were vacant, up from 9 percent in January 2016. Better staffing might have saved the lives of the five prison employees who died in attacks this year at two Eastern . . .

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