An inmate assaulted a correctional officer Wednesday morning at Liberty Correctional Institution in Bristol earlier this week.
Two more Florida prisons were on lockdown Friday, as state corrections officers and commanders attempted to keep order during a nationwide prison strike timed to coincide with the 45th anniversary of the riot at Attica prison in NY.
The Florida Department of Corrections says it will conduct a thorough review to determine the cause of the disturbance and evaluate the response. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services intelligence team, facility staff and other security managers from throughout the agency worked collaboratively to investigate and substantiate the credibility of these threats. The officer was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. The department is assessing damages and has transported prisoners involved elsewhere. For some of these jobs, they are paid – but less than $1 a day.
In recent weeks, the department has had disturbances at Jackson Correctional, Gulf Correctional, Franklin Correctional and Okaloosa CI.
Thus far, it’s not known how organized the movement is in Florida, which, over the past two years, has had a record number of inmate deaths and uses of excessive force by inmates and corrections officers.
Friday, September 9th marks the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison riot NY state, and inmates and inmates rights groups across the country have planned demonstrations to highlight the deplorable conditions in prisons today. Many institutions are at minimum staffing levels because of a shortage of corrections officers statewide.