Podcast: Personnel shortages continue at state prisons

Feb 09, 2024

This week's episode of The SEANC View podcast deals with the ongoing correctional personnel shortage. SEANC First Vice President Wendell Powell, a Captain at Harnett Correctional Institution, talks about the changes he's seen in his 20+ years in corrections.

Some prisons are operating with as low as 31 percent of the staff they are allotted, according to a recent story by N.C. Health News featuring Powell. Sixteen of the state's 53 prisons have half or more of their correctional officer positions vacant.

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