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    Inmate assaults against prison workers up at Pinckneyville, Ill., Correctional Center

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    Inmate assaults against prison workers up at Pinckneyville, Ill., Correctional Center

    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 12:00 am

    SPRINGFIELD — Inmate assaults against prison workers increased sharply last year at the Pinckneyville Correctional Center.

    The near doubling of the number of assaults recorded during the fiscal year ending June 31 comes as an investigation is under way into the death of an inmate who was killed Dec. 14 after taking a female prison employee hostage.

    According to statistics provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections, the medium-security facility saw an average of 21 assaults on prison staffers by inmates each year between 2000 and 2008.

    But in the 2009 fiscal year, :rambo: that number jumped to 41 assaults — a more than 95 percent increase.

    The increase far outpaces inmate assault numbers at similar high-level, medium-security prisons in Illinois. At the Lawrence Correctional Center in Sumner, there were 15 inmate assaults last fiscal year, compared to a yearly average of about 13 since it opened in 2002. Similarly, the Hill Correctional Center in Galesburg saw 14 assaults in 2009, up from a

    10-year average of 12.:bum:

    The fatal shooting of 37-year-old inmate Alonje Walton came about seven hours after he took a 62-year-old prison worker hostage. The employee was not harmed, and an investigation of the incident is being handled by the Illinois State Police.

    Reports from Corrections and the Illinois Auditor General’s office show the facility has seen an increase in inmates and a decrease in staff in recent years.

    For example, in 2006 and 2007, the facility had 520 employees, compared to 394 now.

    By contrast, the number of inmates has increased from 2,159 in 2006 to 2,241 earlier this month.

    The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union, which represents prison workers, contends overcrowding and understaffing at state prisons will compromise the safety of workers.

    The issue is a key component of a lawsuit pending in a state appeals court that aims to stop Gov. Pat Quinn from laying off more than 2,600 employees across the state as part of a cost-cutting program.

    Corrections spokeswoman Januari Smith said she saw no link between the increased assaults and the staffing conditions at the prison.

    But she said the assaults that are being recorded could range from someone being hit with a fist to someone being tapped on the shoulder.

    “There has been a slight decline in serious assaults,” Smith said.

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    This administration is seriously disgusting. I'm disgusted, miserable and disgruntled.
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    "Corrections spokeswoman Januari Smith said she saw no link between the increased assaults and the staffing conditions at the prison.

    But she said the assaults that are being recorded could range from someone being hit with a fist to someone being tapped on the shoulder.

    “There has been a slight decline in serious assaults,” Smith said."

    Smith, the admin cut staff and almost immediately there was a drastic increase in assaults both on inmates and staff and the viciousness has also increased. Then there was the threat of a hostage situation at one institution, the assault of a Warden at another, an actual hostage situation at another and the stabbing of an officer at another facility (see the trend?). While you may be ignorant to what is actually going on we aren't because we actually work in the facilities that you read about. This administration claims to want to make the public aware of what is going on and now the Gov is making up more fancy titles (after he claimed to seek to eliminate them) and the Director- your boss claims to want to make the dept transparent, if this is true then you need to become more aware of what is going on in the facilities- after all you are the Spokesperson right? It's time the public is told the truth and it's time for stats to stop being manipulated and adjusted to suit political goals.
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