Salina, KS

Now: 50 °

Currently: Rain

Hi: 52 ° | Lo: 49 °

17 reported incidents at Kansas prisons

KSAL StaffJuly 26, 2014

A state employees union says there have been more than a dozen attacks on Kansas prison guards this summer, including an altercation with a Hutchinson inmate that left a guard with a concussion.

Rebecca Proctor, executive director of the Kansas Organization of State Employees, says there have been 17 inmate-on-staff batteries since June. KOSE attributes the problems to understaffing and inadequate training for guards.

The most recent incident involved a fight at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility earlier this month in which an inmate lashed out at two guards with a chair. One of the guards was treated for a concussion.

Department of Corrections spokesman Jeremy Barclay says overall staffing numbers are not down and incidents between staff and inmates are a “normal part of our business.”

Copyright © Meridian Media, 2022. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Meridian Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :


STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Sheriff Soldan: Border Re...
May 24, 2022Comments
Free Summer Meals to Begi...
May 24, 2022Comments
Another Friday Night Crui...
May 23, 2022Comments
Tip Helps Catch Burglar
May 23, 2022Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets