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Housing Detainees in Overcrowded Prisons Poses Health Risks

July 09, 2018

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has already been under a huge strain since President Trump took office, following the misguided hiring freeze, budget cuts, and staffing reductions. Now, the men and women who safeguard these prisons are being asked to oversee 1,600 detainees in five federal prisons - posing severe health and safety risks to correctional officers, detainees, inmates, and the surrounding communities.

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AFGE Launches Justice for Jose Campaign

July 02, 2015

Joseph Cabrera Sablan was already serving a life sentence when he killed Correctional Officer Jose Rivera at the United States Penitentiary in Atwater, Calif., seven years ago. He admitted to stabbing Jose 27 times with a homemade shank when the unarmed 22-year-old officer was returning inmates to their cells for a headcount.Joseph Cabrera Sablan was already serving a life sentence when he killed Correctional Officer Jose Rivera at the United States Penitentiary in Atwater, Calif., seven years ago. He admitted to stabbing Jose 27 times with a homemade shank when the unarmed 22-year-old officer was returning inmates to their cells for a headcount.

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