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Staffing Iowa's Prisons

posted Jul 24, 2013, 10:28 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jul 24, 2013, 10:28 AM ]
| Iowa Public Radio | Monday July 22, 2013
Nationally the turnover rate for correctional officers is over 15%. Working in a prison is a stressful and dangerous job, but it can also be rewarding. Today, Clay Masters speaks with a correctional officer from the Mitchellville Correctional Institute for Women joins the program to discuss what its like to work at a prison.  Also, the union AFSCME claims that the Department of Corrections has insufficient staff numbers running the state’s prison and as a result correctional officers are at risk. Clay Masters looks into the validity of these claims.  AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan is a guest.