April 19 Pending Execution Revives Prison Staffing Debate In DecemberDaniel Nagle, a correctional officer, stood on the Texas Capitol steps, leading a rally to ask lawmakers for a pay raise for his fellow prison employees. His union had been at odds with the prison administration for months over whether a staffing shortage was compromising safety. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice, which runs Texas prisons, counters that all of its critical security positions are filled. In a recent interview, he maintained his innocence and said that inmates and corrupt officers colluded to blame him for the murder.
April 19 Pending Execution Revives Prison Staffing Debate In DecemberDaniel Nagle, a correctional officer, stood on the Texas Capitol steps, leading a rally to ask lawmakers for a pay raise for his fellow prison employees. His union had been at odds with the prison administration for months over whether a staffing shortage was compromising safety.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice, which runs Texas prisons, counters that all of its critical security positions are filled. And the inmate convicted of Nagle's murder says the staffing issues created a situation that was ripe for corruption and led him to being framed.
Robert Pruett, 33, was convicted in of Nagle's killing and is scheduled to be executed on May In a recent interview, he maintained his innocence and said that inmates and corrupt officers colluded to blame him for the murder. Prosecutors convinced a jury that Pruett murdered Nagle after a dispute over a disciplinary write-up.
Lance Lowry, president of the union, said Nagle's murder "exemplifies what's going on now with staffing shortages and why we need to maintain a staffing level. He says he was framed by corrupt guards and inmates. The number of inmates in Texas prisons more than doubled between and According to TDCJ statistics, assaults on staff members at Texas prisons deemed "serious" have risen in recent years, to 96 in from 72 in Last year was also a year high for deaths of inmates at the hands of other inmates -there were 11 - although other statistics, including the confiscation of fewer weapons and a decrease in assaults among inmates, suggest that violence is down.
The last time an officer was killed by an inmate was in John Hurt, a TDCJ spokesman, said that the department is running with a staffing shortage, but that all "critical security positions are filled. The annual staff turnover rate is currently But Lowry said the current proposals are insufficient.
It's going to take more people getting killed," he said. Pruett said his lawyers could not adequately investigate the theory that inmates were bought off by prison officials to testify against him.
Although he conceded that his suggestions sound like a conspiracy theory, he said that further investigation would find evidence of deals between inmates and guards to frame him. At Pruett's trial, prosecutors told a Corpus Christi jury that Nagle told him he could not eat a sandwich in the recreation area, and filed a disciplinary report.
They said that Pruett returned that afternoon and stabbed him with a sharpened metal rod. The disciplinary report was found ripped up, near Nagle's body. No biological evidence tied Pruett directly to the crime scene, and inmates who witnessed the crime offered conflicting testimony.
One inmate, Kevin Veschi, stated at the trial that after he agreed to testify in favor of Pruett's innocence, his showering and recreation privileges were revoked.
They are currently working with state lawmakers to grant all correctional officers a 5 percent pay increase. At the trial, Pruett??? Thomas Prasifka, then the warden of the McConnell Unit, said that Nagle was not formally involved in a corruption investigation, but may have given the names over.
The judge called the whole matter "nothing more than speculation. And in February of this year, federal officials indicted 17 correction officers on charges of smuggling cellphones into the McConnell Unit, which were used by gang leaders to organize criminal activities outside the prison.
Federal officials referred in their indictment to a "culture of corruption" in the unit. Lowry and Hurt both acknowledged that there had been corruption among officers at the unit.
Lowry said that was a result of high turnover among officers.
We don't know that for sure. He said Nagle's speech was still a major inspiration as he continued to lobby, and that little has changed.Archives and past articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and attheheels.com Law enforcement in China consists of an extensive public security system and a variety of enforcement procedures used to maintain order in the country.
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