Once again the state of New York is playing a dangerous game with the safety of corrections officers.
While the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision administrators continue making mindless decisions, they are putting their heads in the sand and ignoring the safety of its staff. While the "bean counters" are smiling and slapping each other on the back, the correction officers are dealing with increased assaults and increases in physical injuries, some even career ending.
In its latest move of "Russian-roulette" and bean counting, the administration recently closed four more housing units due to staff shortage. The department is in a current freefall and is degrading a once proud correctional system.
Someone needs to look out for the fine men and woman that enter the prison facilities every day and go to work