"there are alot of concerns among corrections officers all across the country that they're being asked to do too much inside the federal prisons with too few people! "
Two reports prepared for Congress- within the last 6 months--one from the government accountability office--more commonly known as G.A.O. and another by the congressional research service. The reports detail widespread under staffing in all 116 federal prisons.
Overall prisons were 39% over capacity..but high to medium security facilities like Canaan were as much 55% over capacity. The reports also indicate. the federal prisons have a staffing shortage in excess of 3,200..
Ingalls has interviewed officials from the unions that represent corrections officer around the country and says the murder at Canaan sounded the alarms..
"The death of officer Williams sent a shock wave through all corrections officers all across the country this is the day they feared was coming... They feared it because in many cases an officer is alone inside these units with more than 100 inmates..sometimes with guys who are facing very serious crimes and charges or ave been convicted of them. They're fearful of their lives in some of these situations.
The corrections officer in Seattle survived the attack. The I-Team reached out local union officials for the corrections officers....thus far our calls have not been returned....the Bureau of Prisons also had no comment...Meanwhile the investigation into the Williams murder is ongoing