Log in Subscribe

Federal Jail Union: Short-Staffing At MCC Hurts Weary COs’ Productivity

Posted 6/20/18

A shortage of Correction Officers at the Federal Metropolitan Correction Center in lower Manhattan is forcing officers to work three or four double shifts a week, according to Serene Gregg, president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 3148.

As a consequence of the low staffing levels, Ms. Gregg said the facility has been having trouble keeping contraband out of the facility. “Last week they found bullets, and inmates getting K-2 is a constant problem,” she said. “And you have to pick your battles because you have to worry if you end up in a physical altercation, will anybody be there to come to your rescue?”

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in