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Correctional Officers File Suit Over Prison Uprising

TCC PressToday Jacobs & Crumplar and The Neuberger Firm, on behalf of the estate and four survivors of a deceased correctional officer, as well as five fellow officer hostages, who survived torture, death threats and beatings in the inmate uprising in the Delaware prison system on February 1st and 2nd, filed a federal lawsuit against former Governors Jack Markell, Ruth Ann Minner, and others, seeking compensatory and punitive damages and a jury trial. After an exhaustive investigation, the Complaint charges that for 16 years it was the policy of these two Governors not to employ enough officers to safely run Delaware prisons. Instead, they spent up to $23 million a year forcing understaffed officers to work 16 hour overtime shifts, to save money at the expense of risking human lives at the hands of violent criminals, as reported by The News Journal at the attached link.

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2017/04/18/slain-correctional-officers-family-sues-delaware-officials/100414574/

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