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Prison Guards Hold Rally for Safety

Prison guards held a public demonstration outside of Logan Correctional Facility hoping to spur on more changes to support employee safety. The group talked about how female inmates have violently assaulted each other or guards. 

Sergeant Ashley Schafer says the Rauner Administration has made it worse with new rules on how mentally ill inmates are moved around the prison.

The union for prison guards says on average there are 24 assaults a month on employees at Logan. The Department of Corrections says through a spokeswoman that "Claims that staff assaults aren't taken seriously are baseless.”

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