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Meeting Scheduled Between Correctional Officers and Public Safety Department

August 23rd, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Correctional Officers and family members will meet with Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary, Gary Maynard on Monday to discuss the spike in inmate on corrections officer violence at North Branch Correctional Institution.  The concerns over violence at NBCI came to the forefront recently when 15 corrections officers suffered injuries in four separate incidents during a 30-day period in July and August. The spike in violence culminated with the brutal knife assault by an inmate on officer Herbert Hilliard on August 5. Most concerning to the union is that the attack on Hilliard was pre-mediated by an inmate, and while management at NBCI were aware of the threat- the correctional officer was never notified.  AFSCME President  Patrick Moran….


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