Staff vacancies and violence against correctional officers are higher than the Missouri Department of Corrections is willing to admit or divulge, according to former employees of the department. Since July, Bill Schmutz, a retired deputy warden at Algoa Correctional Center, has been working with other retired or departed Corrections workers to bring attention to what they say are serious issues needing immediate attention.
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Show-Me Prison Crisis In Missouri
The scary reality here that most law enforcement officials want to keep secret is that what happens in jail usually resonates on local streets. And so the rough prison industrial complex life confronted by inmates is a big part of the rising violence we've seen throughout Missouri . . . Read more: