Budget Cuts Could Compromise Safety At Overcrowded Prisons

Feb 28, 2013
Originally published on February 28, 2013 6:30 pm

Corrections officers in the federal prison system are bracing for possible staffing cuts and furloughs triggered by the sequester. The cuts come at a time when studies show that inmate crowding and staff shortages in federal prisons are already posing challenges for guards trying to maintain order behind bars.