Maryland state prisons are facing a staffing shortage of nearly 1,000 correctional officers, according to a review of state records by the News4 I-Team. The agency’s shortfall is the largest among the major correctional agencies in the Washington, D.C., region, according to the I-Team review. The staffing levels are a risk to correctional officer safety and burnout, according to...
A News4 I-Team investigation raises questions about those guarding inmates. Scott MacFarlane reports correctional officers are warning of dangers — to themselves and the inmates — due to understaffing.