by Ed Lyon
Kristine Sink began working as a guard at the old Iowa State Penitentiary in 2003. She was initially assigned to a Clinical Care Unit that housed mentally ill prisoners, sex offenders and prisoners with behavioral problems.
Sink noticed that offenders in the Clinical Care Unit often watched ...
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- Class-action Settlement in Mississippi “Debtors’ Prison” Case, by Derek Gilna
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- Australian Woman Gives Birth in Cell After Guards Can’t Unlock the Door, by Monte McCoin
- Low Pay, High Staff Turnover Drive Texas Prison Guard Shortage, by Matthew Clarke
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More from Edward Lyon:
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- Top Federal Death Penalty Lawyer Demoted, Reassigned, Sept. 3, 2018. Staff-Staff Harassment, Supervisor-Staff Harassment, Prosecutor/Attorney General Misconduct, Death Penalty.
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- California: Whistle-blowing Prison Employee Fired, Loses Lawsuit, July 6, 2018. Whistleblowing, Employee Litigation.
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