Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis activated the state National Guard in a bid to aid corrections officers amid staffing issues at prisons.
The Department of Corrections “is authorized to employ over 20,000 correctional and correctional probation officers, almost a quarter of all state employees,” the governor’s order stated, noting there is currently a “severe shortage” of officers that “threatens the safety” of inmates, officers, and the public.
The state’s corrections agency said that National Guard members will be deployed as a supplemental measure to security posts at some institutions. They will be supervised by respective prison wardens or similar staff, the agency said….https://www.theepochtimes.com/c-us-politics

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