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Problems grow at Arizona prison as positions remain unfilled

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FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - An Arizona prison facility tangled in litigation is in need of more corrections officers.
    
Reports by the state Department of Corrections show that the vacancy rate at the Eyman Complex in Florence has grown by almost 15 percent since March 2014.
    
The Casa Grande Dispatch reports  that's the highest vacancy rate among all 15 prison facilities across the state.
    
As of Wednesday, there were 287 unfilled corrections officers positions.
    
According the report, the staff shortage is believed to have led to the growing number of physical assaults on employees. A lawsuit was filed against the department last year over "dangerous conditions" caused by improper staffing levels at several facilities.
    
Director of Communication Andrew Wilder says special bonuses and stipends are being offered to new hires in hopes of filling the positions quickly.
 

(Information from: Casa Grande Dispatch.)

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