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Guards Criticize Lack of Employee Security

October 21, 2003|From Staff and Wire Reports

Attorneys representing corrections officers at the federal penitentiary in Lompoc have sent a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, complaining that prison officials have failed to guarantee employee security.

The letter, which criticizes Warden Al Herrera and the Bureau of Prisons, follows Wednesday's attack on three guards. It contends that staff shortages have resulted in convicts having the upper hand at the prison and accuses Herrera of failing to punish inmates who harass guards.

The letter was issued by the Administrative Law Group, an Ontario-based law firm representing the guards.

Prison officials declined to comment except to say they had not seen the letter.

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